U.S. stock futures were steady on Tuesday as investors were relieved to see some positive news coming from retail sector earnings.
Walmart raised its forecast, saying it is prepared for the holiday season with fully stocked shelves. Home Depot, meanwhile, saw a 9.8% increase in sales as consumers continued improvement their homes.
Amid this stronger-than-expect retail environment, many investors are questioning whether there will be changes at the head of the Federal Reserve. Fed Governor Lael Brainard is viewed as the successor to Chairman Jay Powell.
Markets expect Brainard to continue the liquidity bonanza. In just one year, the M2 money supply increased by a whopping 26%, the largest increase since WW2.
|S&P 500 Futures||4,680.50||0.75||0.02%|
U.S. Dollar and Treasuries
The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose slightly. The dollar strengthened against a basket of major currencies.
|U.S. Dollar Index (DXY):||95.59||+0.18||+0.19%|
|U.S. 1 Year Treasury Bill||0.165%||0||0.165%|
|U.S. 5 Year Treasury Note||1.256%||0.002||1.254%|
|U.S. 10 Year Treasury Note||1.615%||0.031||1.584%|
Commodities To Watch
|WTI Crude Oil||$81.39||0.63%|
|Brent Crude Oil||$82.79||0.90%|
The crypto markets crashed with Bitcoin. The current crypto market cap is $2.63T, an 8.47% drop over the last 24 hours. Bitcoin’s dominance is currently 43.53%, an increase of 0.3% in the same period.
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