First Call August 16, 2019

Aug 16, 2019 | First Call

  • S&P futures up 0.9%, though US equities still on track for another week of losses.
  • Asian markets ended mostly higher with Greater and China recovering from a sluggish start.
  • European markets seeing good gains.
  • Treasuries weaker across the curve. 2-10 spread holding in positive territory following some brief bouts of inversion earlier this week. 30-year bond back above 2%.
  • Dollar firmer vs both yen and euro. Gold off 0.4%. WTI crude up 0.4%.