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Now that this week’s Fed meeting is out of the way and there’s not too much on the corporate earnings front, investors will likely be looking for international catalysts for stock market direction, such as news on the U.S.-China trade front or Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Athletic apparel maker Nike Inc. reports fiscal Q3 earnings on Thursday after the closing bell. Investors might learn whether it can continue the across-the-board growth it saw in Q2.
The stock market surged and Treasury yields lagged after the Fed decided to keep rates unchanged and signaled a dovish policy going forward. The Fed also cited a slowing U.S. economy.
The Fed meeting heads into its second day as investors also pay attention to trade issues with China. Meanwhile, FedEx warned of slowing global trade growth in its quarterly report.
A positive tone prevails early Tuesday amid wide expectations that the Fed, which begins its two-day policy setting meeting today, could continue with easier monetary policy.
As Fed week dawns, U.S. indices appear to have a mixed tone with pressure once again hitting Boeing. Crude is slightly higher after OPEC canceled its April meeting, potentially keeping cuts in place.
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