US open: Futures rise cautiously, ISM services PMI in focus
Fiona Cincotta October 6, 2021 1:31 AM
US stocks are set to open higher, clawing back at least some of the steep losses from the previous session. Tech stocks continue to under perform as treasury yields head higher.
Dow futures +0.36% at 34134
S&P futures +0.35% at 4318
Nasdaq futures +0.25% at 14520
FTSE +0.5% at 7050
Dax +0.28% at 15085
Euro Stoxx +0.85% at 4020
Mood improves but caution remains
US stocks are set to rebound on turnaround Tuesday after steep tech led losses in the previous session. Yet, demand for tech remains lackluster as the rotation out of high growth and into cyclicals continues.
Oil prices continue to advance as do US treasury yields. However, the blind state of panic from yesterday has eased.
Upbeat earnings from PepsiCo and Facebook’s various social media and messaging services returning to normal operations are helping to give the market a more even tone.
There are still plenty of potential potholes for the market to fall down, such as fears surrounding spiraling energy costs in Europe as high demand and scarce supply send prices sky high. Or systemic risk rising in China as a second real estate developer missed a coupon payment. Or the lack of agreement in Washington over the debt ceiling. Today’s advance is moving on eggshells.
Attention is now turning to US ISM services PMI. All eyes will be on the employment and prices paid sub components which will provide further clues over the health of the US labour market and surging inflation.
Where next for the Dow Jones?
The Dow Jones trades caught between its 50 sma on the upside and its 200 sma protecting the downside. The price rebounded lower off the 50sma finding support at the 200 sma. The RSI is giving away few clues and the price trades in a familiar range. Buyers could be looking for a move above 34500 Friday’s high to cement a bullish bias. Whilst sellers will be looking for a move below 33800 today’s low and the low last Thursday to expose the 200 sma a 33550.
FX – USD eases, UK Mfg PMI beats forecasts
The US Dollar is rebounding after yesterday’s weakness. The greenback is tracing treasury yields higher over the lack of agreement in Washington and amid expectations that the Fed will move to taper bond purchases potentially as soon as next month.
EUR/USD trades lower after upward revisions to the composite PMI data but PPI inflation numbers came in below forecasts at 1.1% MoM increase in August, down from 2.5% in July
GBP/USD +0.14% at 1.3627
EUR/USD -0.13% at 1.1600
Oil surges as OPEC stays pat
Oil prices surged to the highest level in 7 years on Tuesday after OPEC+ agreed to stick to the oil production increase plan agreed in July to raise production by 400k from November. Heading into the meeting there had been growing expectations that the oil cartel could raise output by an additional 400k.
The agreement comes as, according to the JTC, the supply deficit is expected to reach between 1.1 million barrels per day and 1.4 million barrels per day.
Whilst demand outstrips supply the price of oil will remain supported. Few are brave enough to short the oil market under such conditions.
WTI crude trades +1.02% at $78.31
Brent trades +1.2% at $82.11Learn more about trading oil here.
15:00 US ISM services PMI
21:30 API weekly crude oil stocks
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