ONE: Oil is now method off its excessive. For now, a minimum of. We might have seen the utmost depth of the Russia-driven commodity worth spike in wheat and gas.
TWO: Now China points a press launch at 4 o’ clock within the morning east coast, completely timed for the US monetary media to get the story out within the pre-market. They wish to resolve all of their variations with US regulators and put in a backside for his or her big tech shares. In all probability noticed an excessive amount of bleeding of overseas capital from their very own native markets plus Hong Kong. Taking part in footsie with the Russian tyrant hasn’t helped issues. This feels Come to Jesus-y to me. Both method, a welcome flip within the story.
THREE: Fed Chair Powell does his lengthy awaited first fee hike of the cycle at the moment. Lastly. He’s been rehearsing for this within the mirror all yr. He sings the entire proper lyrics about inflation, vigilance, endurance, information dependency whereas hitting all the appropriate notes. Nothing new to get nervous about. We don’t like new phrases, we just like the anticipated phrases, delivered in the identical order, with as little variation as attainable. He is aware of. Shorts cowl on the dearth of a shock, some money on the sidelines comes again as excessive adverse sentiment unwinds a bit. Progress shares which have misplaced half their worth catch a bid, buybacks are buzzing beneath the floor for all of the SPX 100 names.
Is that sufficient? Within the short-term it is likely to be. Possibly not sufficient for brand spanking new highs, however presumably sufficient to stave off a minimize beneath the late February invasion lows. We’ll take it. Everybody might use just a few moments within the nook and a few vaseline above their eye.
I’ll be on CNBC’s new present at 4pm at the moment proper on the bell. It’s referred to as Closing Bell Additional time, hosted by the one and solely Scott Wapner. I’m unsure of the format or how a lot I’ll get to say, we’ll see what occurs. Tune in then!