While S&P 500 and Dow Jones futures are near new historical highs, Russell 2000 futures registered a new record high yesterday.
Personal consumption expenditures in August increased a seasonally adjusted .1% from a month earlier, as expected, and personal income was up .2% in August, which was also as anticipated.
The 8:45 central time September Chicago PMI is estimated to be 58.5 and the 9:00 September consumer sentiment index is expected to be 95.3.
The main trend for stock index futures is higher.
The U.S. dollar is lower today, giving back some of the gains that were made earlier in the week, as the probability of a rate hike from the Fed lessened a bit.
The main trend for the U.S. dollar is lower.
The euro currency is higher in spite of a report that showed the annual rate of inflation in the euro zone was unchanged in September and well under the European Central Bank's target, as policy makers consider a reduction in stimulus.
The European Union's statistics agency reported that consumer prices across the euro zone were 1.5% higher in September than a year earlier. Economists expected a gain of 1.6%.
The main trend for the euro is higher.
The Japanese yen is higher after a report showed Japan’s core inflation rate increased in August and industrial production increased more than expected.
The Canadian dollar is lower after a report showed producer prices in Canada increased less than anticipated, coming in up .3% in August, which compares to market expectations of a .5% increase.
Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker will speak at 10:00.
According to financial futures markets, the probability that the Federal Open Market Committee will increase its fed funds rate at the December 13 meeting is 78%, which compares to 83% yesterday.
The long term fundamentals for futures are mixed.
December 17 S&P 500
Support 2501.00 Resistance 2511.00
December 17 U.S. Dollar Index
Support 92.720 Resistance 93.210
December 17 Euro Currency
Support 1.81100 Resistance 1.18910
December 17 Japanese Yen
Support .89000 Resistance .89500
December 17 Canadian Dollar
Support .80050 Resistance .80630
December 17 Australian Dollar
Support .7805 Resistance .7860
December 17 Thirty Year Treasury Bonds
Support 152^8 Resistance 153^4
December 17 Gold
Support 1282.0 Resistance 1297.0
December 17 Copper
Support 2.9600 Resistance 3.0000
November 17 Crude Oil
Support 51.19 Resistance 52.07
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