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Unveiling the Path of CPI, Rates, and Market Dynamics This Week

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Impressive Earnings

Week after week, Nvidia (NVDA) continues its mesmerizing ascent, breaching the $950 milestone and pulling the market in its wake. The House’s reception to Powell’s testimony was positive, coupled with the resounding beat in Non-Farm Payrolls. Despite these victories, the S&P 500 (SPX) and SPY closed the week with a marginal decline of approximately 0.2%.

Market Insights

The upcoming week is adorned with significant events like Daylight Savings in the US and the transition of Futures contracts to the June contract for quarterly assets. Additionally, a plethora of inflation data is expected to be unveiled, with equities options experiencing a quarterly expiry on Friday.

Here are five focal points to keep an eye on:

Key Earnings Reports

While the era of market giants’ earnings is behind us, there are still noteworthy companies to observe for insights into the broader economy. Dollar Tree (DLTR) is set to report on Wednesday morning, followed by Dollar General (DG) on Thursday before the market opens. These retail experiences reflect economic strength, and any anomalies may forecast future trends.

Significance of CPI

Tuesday morning is earmarked for the release of CPI and Core CPI, crucial inflation indicators during these economically trying times. A lower-than-anticipated inflation rate might trigger market optimism, anticipating further cuts. Conversely, a higher rate could postpone rate cuts and invite selling.

Bond Auctions Impact

Both the 10-year and 30-year bond auctions on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively will gauge investor confidence in the economy. Strong auctions signify trust, while weaker ones hint at investor skepticism, demanding higher yields for investment.

Watching PPI Trends

Thursday’s PPI and Core PPI releases offer insights into inflation on producers. Similar to CPI, if these reports exceed expectations, markets might witness selling amidst reduced anticipations of rate cuts. Conversely, lower figures could ignite market optimism for further cuts.

Retail Sales Analysis

Thursday’s Retail Sales data, reflecting the volume of goods sold, is pivotal. Last month showcased a notable contraction, raising concerns over decreased purchasing. Whether attributed to rising rates or prices, declining retail sales could spell trouble for the economy.

Wishing you success this week, and do not miss out on my daily options analysis.

As of the publication date, Gavin McMaster does not hold positions (directly or indirectly) in any securities mentioned. The information provided is purely for informational purposes. Refer to the Barchart Disclosure Policy for more details.

The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily align with Nasdaq, Inc.’s views.

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