Futures are a little lower after earlier today San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams said the U.S. doesn't need much fiscal stimulus. He said, "We clearly don't need today a lot of fiscal stimulus in terms of short run demand stimulus," and he would prefer supply side policies addressing the longer term issues.
The 9:00 central time June consumer confidenc e index report is expected to be 116 and the 9:00 June Richmond Federal Reserve manufacturing index is anticipated to be 5.
At 12:00 Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will discuss global economic issues with the President of the British Academy in London with an audience question and answer session.
The main trend for stock index futures is higher.
The euro currency is higher after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted that the ECB might start winding down its large monetary stimulus as the euro zone economy improves, although he warned against an abrupt end to years of easy credit policies.
Traders believe his comments are an indication that the ECB is moving closer to reducing its monetary stimulus and many analysts expect that in September or October the central bank will announce that it will start tapering its quantitative easing program.
The euro currency is likely to continue to advance while the U.S. dollar is probably going to work lower, as interest rate differential expectations turn more favorable to the currency of the euro zone and more unfavorable towards the U.S. dollar.
The Canadian dollar and the Australian dollar are higher due to firming crude oil prices.
Hawkish interest rate comments from Mario Draghi of the ECB pressured the interest rate futures markets.
Other Federal Reserve speakers today are Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker at 10:00 and Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari at 4:30 this afternoon.
The Treasury will sell five year notes today.
The probability that the Federal Open Market Committee will increase its fed funds rate at the December 13 meeting is 54%, which compares to 50% yesterday.
September 17 S&P 500
Support 2426.00 Resistance 2443.00
September 17 U.S. Dollar Index
Support 96.300 Resistance 97.210
September 17 Euro Currency
Support 1.12180 Resistance 1.13550
September 17 Japanese Yen
Support .89430 Resistance .90100
September 17 Canadian Dollar
Support .75460 Resistance .75960
September 17 Australian Dollar
Support .7563 Resistance .7631
September 17 Thirty Year Treasury Bonds
Support 155^24 Resistance 157^8
August 17 Gold
Support 1238.0 Resistance 1256.0
September 17 Copper
Support 2.6200 Resistance 2.6650
August 17 Crude Oil
Support 43.17 Resistance 44.33
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