First Call December 14, 2020

by | Dec 14, 2020 | First Call

  • S&P futures up 0.8% and Nasdaq futures up 0.6% after US equities backtracked last week after rallying in four of the five prior weeks.
  • Asian equities mixed overnight with China, Japan, and Australia among the better performers while Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea declined.
  • European equities seeing good gains after coming under some pressure last week.
  • Treasuries weaker with the curve steepening.
  • Dollar weaker on the major crosses.
  • Sterling strength the story in FX on the latest Brexit developments.
  • Gold down 0.9%.
  • WTI crude up 1.1% after finishing higher for a sixth straight week last week.
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