Futures rise ahead of CPI report
Just before the CPI report, futures built on their morning gains.
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose 101 points, or 0.3%. S&P 500 futures rose 0.4% and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 0.5%.
– Jesse Pound
Novogratz says an inverted yield curve will ‘swing’
Galaxy Digital CEO Michael Novogratz said on “Squawk Box” that he’s been watching the Treasury yield curve as a leading indicator of what could happen next for the markets.
“The most amazing thing is the 2- to 10-second incline,” Novogratz said. “The curve is flattened to minus 50 basis points between 2 and 10  years, only once in the 1970s. At some point, that will regress, and I think that will be the biggest inflection point.”
A base point is 0.01 percentage point.
When the two-year Treasury yield is trading above the 10-year yield, many on Wall Street see this as a strong indicator of a recession. On Wednesday, the two-year yield was trading at 3.278%, while the 10-year yield was 2.803%.
Novogratz said he thinks investors are overconfident in a future pivot from the Federal Reserve, which could be one reason long-term interest rates are trading below short-term rates.
— Jesse Pound
Goldman Sachs lowered gold expectations
Goldman Sachs lowered its forecast for gold, saying it overestimated how much recession fears could drive prices.
The company now sees gold averaging $1,850/toz over the next three months, before surging slightly to $1,950/toz over the remainder of the year.
The new forecast is lower than the previous 12-month forecast of $2,500/toz. The company said it reached that goal after looking at how gold has traded over the past 20 years, noting that stagnation risks around tightening cycles have previously been a more important driver than real rates.
“While we expected nominal interest rates to rise on the back of Fed increases, we did not expect inflation expectations to drop much after the passing narrative failure and persistently high inflation surprises,” Goldman wrote in a note to clients.
“The main conclusion is that in the current environment of policy tightening and continuing recession fears, gold’s tactical direction will be determined by shifts in the Fed’s priority function between fighting inflation and supporting growth,” the company added.
US gold futures were trading at $1,811.40 an ounce on Wednesday.
– Peppa Stevens
The market may be overbought before the CPI
The recent rally in the market could put stocks at risk of pulling back from Wednesday’s CPI reading, according to BTIG technical strategist Jonathan Krinsky.
The strategist said in a note to clients Tuesday night that stocks have made some counter-intuitive moves after this year’s CPI reports, and rankings ahead of the report appear to be a key factor in how the market reacts.
“At the end of the day, nobody knows what the number will be or how the market will react to that number, but from our perspective, things are overbought leaving room for the market to move lower after the number,” Krinsky wrote. .
– Jesse Pound
Elon Musk sells Tesla stock
Musk’s plan to buy Twitter has alarmed policymakers around the world.
Joe Skipper | Reuters
Elon Musk Selling Tesla Shares Worth About $6.88 Billion – despite saying earlier this year that “there are no further plans for TSLA sales.”
Tesla’s CEO has sold 7.92 million shares in the electric car company, according to a series of financial filings Tuesday night. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings showed the transactions took place between August 5 and 9. Tesla held its annual shareholder meeting on August 4.
Earlier this year, Musk took to social media to say he had no plans to sell Tesla stock after April 28. The billionaire investor is currently engaged in a legal battle with Twitter, which he agreed to buy for approximately $44 billion.
Tesla shares were up 2% in trading Wednesday before the sale. Twitter is up 4%.
– Sarah Min
European stocks were mixed before the headline inflation reading in the United States
European markets were mixed on Wednesday morning as global investors awaited key US inflation data.
pan europe Stokes 600 It was almost flat late in the morning. Travel and leisure stocks jumped 1.3%, while healthcare stocks fell 0.8%.
On the data front in Europe, German final consumer price inflation for July came in at 7.5% yoy and 0.9% monthly, official figures revealed on Wednesday, roughly in line with expectations.
Earnings remain the main driver of individual stock price movement in Europe. Companies Ahold Delhaize, ABN AMRO, E.On, TUI Group, Metro, Deliveroo, Prudential and Aviva were among the major companies that reported before the bell on Wednesday.
– Elliot Smith
China’s consumer prices hit a two-year high, with pork prices rebounding
Customers buy pork at a food market in Shanghai, China. Official data showed that the price of pork, a staple food in China, rose 20.2% in July 2022 compared to last year.
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China’s consumer price index in July reached a two-year high as pork prices rebounded, according to official data released on Wednesday.
Pork prices rose 20.2% in July from a year ago, marking the first increase since September 2020, according to data from Wind Information.
In addition, pork prices posted their biggest monthly increase ever – up 25.6%. Farmers’ reluctance to sell – hoping for higher prices in the future – has contributed to higher pork prices, Nanhua Futures agricultural products analyst Bian Shuyang said in a statement.
A statement added that live pig producers are now operating at a profit, indicating that there is more supply to come. He said the upcoming two Chinese holidays in September and October will help support consumer demand for pork.
however, Inflation data on Wednesday It continued to reverse lackluster demand in the Chinese economy.
The Consumer Price Index rose 2.7% in July, missing expectations for a 2.9% increase, according to analysts polled by Reuters. In addition, despite the summer holidays, the tourism price component rose only 0.5% in July from last year.
– Li Yingshan and Evelyn Cheng
Goldman, Buffa and Barclays name top consumer stocks
Market watchers are looking forward to the July inflation report – due for release later today – for clues about what the Federal Reserve will do at its next meeting in September.
before the report is issued, CNBC Pro researched Wall Street research To determine what investment banks are watching for signs of consumer weakness, and their advice on how to position investors in this environment.
Find out more about the consumer-related stocks that analysts at Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Barclays love.
– Xavier Ong
The regional Fed chairs are scheduled to speak tomorrow
In addition to Wednesday’s CPI report, markets will also absorb Fedspeak from two regional bank chiefs. It may give more insight into the central bank’s path forward and the magnitude of future interest rate hikes, especially at the September meeting.
Charles Evans, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will speak Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. ET at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Later, Minneapolis Fed President Neil Kashkari will speak at a panel discussion on stagflation at the Aspen Economic Strategies Group.
– Carmen Renick
Headline CPI report may show inflation has subsided
Shoppers inside a grocery store in San Francisco, California, United States, on Monday, May 2, 2022.
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July inflation report It may show that prices have cooled At least that’s what economists and investors are hoping for.
Economists estimate for a July report that the consumer price index rose only 0.2%, down from the 1.3% jump in June, according to Dow Jones. That would push the pace of consumer inflation year-on-year in July to 8.7%, down from 9.1% in June.
If the reading is lower than it was last month, it may show that we are past the peak of inflation and beginning to head in the right direction. This will show how aggressively the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in the future.
– Carmen Renick
Coinbase, Roblox Retreats After Trading Hours
Coinbase and Roblox shares are making some of the biggest moves in after-hours trading on Tuesday after reporting earnings that failed to meet Wall Street expectations.
Coinbase fell more than 5% after that Earning reporting Shows a larger-than-expected loss during the quarter, and the company missed revenue estimates.
Roblox is down over 16% after losing it on profits and revenue. In addition, the company also reported only 52.2 million daily active users, down from 54.1 million users in the previous quarter.
– Carmen Renick
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