PPI numbers come in hotter than expectations, yet risk assets are rallying. The yield curve is flattening as long duration treasuries are catching a bid.
***TRANSCRIPT*** We’re seeing a rally in risk assets despite people coming in hotter than expectations. So yeah, we got inflation data this morning. PPI numbers. They came in hotter than expectations, but despite that, we’re seeing a risk on rally. So, you know, when you’re looking at the yield curve longer, the longer end of the curve is in negative territory. We’re actually seeing yields come off their highs in the shorter end. It’s catching a little bit of or we’re seeing a little bit of a selling pressure in the shorter end of treasuries. And that’s kind of providing a little bit of a boost on those yields. So we’re seeing a flattening of the yield curve here today. You know, it’s providing some relief to to risk assets. And when you look at PPA, it did come in higher than expectations. But the API component that is ex energy, food and transport did come in under expectations when you’re looking at the year over year number. So perhaps the market was already pricing in that we were going to see a little bit of an uptick in inflation because of the move in energy prices that we’ve seen here as of late. It’s definitely a possible that we’re going to want to remain nimble. We still have a lot of inflation data here this week, CPI, tomorrow, Thursday, jobless claims, Thursday, Michigan inflation expectations on Friday. Now, looking at some of these technical levels because we are off of the highs today, looking at some of these stock indices, Major three star support for the Nasdaq. It’s going to be 15 to 27 to 15 to 50. S&P major three star support is going to be 43, 68 to 43, 71 gold major for star resistance. We are off of these lows and we’re seeing some momentum to the upside. So we continue to push higher. Four star resistance is going to be 1894 and 8/10 to 1896 and 7/10. If we can chew out above that pocket with some conviction, I think we can make our way above 1900. Crude oil, major three star support. We’re seeing a little bit of profit taking year at the top. Some continued selling pressure today, 80 to 79 to 80 to 98. Now, if you have any questions, reach out to our Trade Desk. We’re here for you. Remember, futures trading involves a substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. ***END TRANSCRIPT***