Hotter-Than-Expected Inflation Data Sends Stock Futures Spiraling

The 10-year Treasury yield is seeing another spike following the reading's release

Deputy Editor
Feb 10, 2022 at 9:05 AM
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The much-anticipated consumer price index (CPI) is finally out, and the reading rose even higher than initially anticipated, up 7.2% since last year, marking the reading's highest level since 1982. Stock futures are mixed following the CPI's release. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) erased their early gains, ultimately brushing off upbeat earnings report from index member Walt Disney (DIS). Meanwhile, futures on the S&P 500 (SPX) and Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) are now pointed lower, as investors eye another jump in the 10-year Treasury yield above 1.98% this morning. 

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5 Things You Need to Know Today

  1. The Cboe Options Exchange (CBOE) saw 1.77 million call contracts traded on Wednesday, and 777,615 put contracts. The single-session equity put/call ratio fell to 0.44, and the 21-day moving average stayed at 0.54.
  2. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) announced a $4 billion stock buyback program, sending shares up 4.8% in premarket trading, as investors also brushed off a fourth-quarter earnings and revenue miss. TWTR has shed more than 40% in the past six months.
  3. Toymaker Mattel Inc (NASDAQ:MAT) just posted and impressive top- and bottom-line beat for its fourth quarter, and issued an upbeat full-year forecast in the process. The shares were last seen up 10.3% before the open. 
  4. The shares of Canada Goose Holdings Inc (NYSE:GOOS) are down 11.5% ahead of the bell, after the outerwear company shared an earnings miss for its fiscal third quarter, and slashed its full-year forecast, citing Covid-related headwinds. The company's revenue, however, topped estimates.
  5. The Federal budget will be out later today.

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Corporate Earnings Send European Stocks Mixed

Markets in Asia inched higher today, as investors awaited U.S. inflation data. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.4%, with the help of surging developer China Evergrande Group, which aims to deliver 600,000 apartments in 2022. Japan's Nikkei added 0.4% as well, while China's Shanghai Composite and the South Korean Kospi rose 0.2% and 0.1%, respectively.

European markets are mixed midday amid a deluge of corporate earnings. At last check, the French CAC 40 is off by 0.1%, while London's FTSE 100 tacks on 0.1%, and the German DAX leads with a 0.4% gain. Don’t be surprised if the bourses pivot lower though, after the hotter-than-expected CPI data in the U.S.

 




 
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