The major averages are strengthening while government bonds and gold are selling-off as a perceived “risk on” trade is taking hold before the open. With a light slate for earnings and economic news, investors will be looking ahead to the Kansas City Fed’s annual summit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming which begins Thursday. Updates on the data front Tuesday will include FHFA House Price Index and the Richmond Fed’s manufacturing index.
In earnings, Medtronic is off 2.4% to $81.56 while luxury home builder Toll Brothers is losing 2.3% to $37.40 as each company missed Wall Street revenue expectations. Coty is down 7.6% to $18.07 as the cosmetics company missed consensus profit projections. Shoe retailer DSW is jumping 17% to $18.32 after the company reported an unexpected rise in same store sales and announced a $500 million stock buyback.
The Euro STOXX 600 is advancing 0.5% this morning with miners pacing the gains in sympathy with higher commodity prices. In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.1% for its fifth-straight daily decline while the Hang Sang in Hong Kong rode strength in Technology stocks to a 0.9% advance.
Treasuries are lower along the curve with the benchmark 10-year note off 8/32 to yield 2.21%. In commodities, NYMEX WTI crude is essentially flat at $47.37/barrel. COMEX gold is slipping 0.6% to $1283.20/ounce while the dollar is rebounding against the yen and euro.
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