S&P 500 SPX Day Ahead Outlook: High, high and away, it's the running of the bulls as PPI freezes up

Here is what you need to know on Friday, April 9:

Up, up and away, as bulls push more record highs in equity markets. In the short term nothing, it appears, is clouding the picture. Or is it?

The 10-year yield reawakened with a fairly sharp rise back toward 1.7%. This may make the Nasdaq a bit hesitant on Friday with Nasdaq futures already slipping into the red. Inflation data will take its queue from the release of US PPI, if we ever get it, as the Labor Department says the data is delayed due to website problems.

Maybe the Fed has just decided to freeze prices permanently! Powell certainly did not think rising prices will lead to "worriesome inflation" in a speech on Thursday.

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The dollar is a touch stronger back below 1.19 against the euro. Gold is 1% lower at $1,726, Oil similarily down 1% at $59.28, and Bitcoin recovers some ground to $58,500.

European markets are mixed. The Dax is +0.1%, FTSE -0.4%, and the EuroStoxx is flat.

US futures are led by the Dow +0.2% while the S&P 500 is flat, and the Nasdaq is down 0.4%.


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S&P 500 SPX top news

The US decides to release PPI after all, and it is higher than expected! PPI monthly +1% versus 0.5% expected.

Florida sues Centre for Disease Control to allow cruises from the US. Royal Caribbean says it would like to be treated like the airlines, who are allowed to fly.

President Biden is to release his first budget proposal to Congress later on Friday.

Federal Reserve Clarida says inflation should revert back by the end of the year.

Uber and Lyft are giving drivers access to vaccines and providing free or discounted rides to vaccination centres for certain communities.

LEVI beats estimates on EPS and revenue, stock up in pre-market.

FuboTV wins rights to Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying matches for South American teams.

Amazon: Alabama unionisation ballot ongoing amid challenges to some 500 ballots according to Reuters. CNBC reports 2-to-1 so far reject unionisation.

Mcdonalds is to hire up to 25,000 across Texas in April.

MSFT: says some public LinkedIn data has been extracted and made available for sale.

Nike: says Satan Shoes released by a Brooklyn company will be recalled as part of a legal settlement. Nike had filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the Brooklyn company.

Pfizer: Australia has doubled its order of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.

Southwest Airlines is recalling over 2,700 flight attendants from leave.

Boeing asks some customers to look at potential electrical problems in some 737 Max planes.

Chipotle upgraded by Wedbush on Thursday has seen six days of price gains.

Ups and Downs

Charles Schwab: JPMorgan raises price target.

Honeywell: Deutsche Bank upgrades.

Philip Morris: JPMorgan upgrades.

GE: UBS increases price target.  see more

DraftKings: Jefferies names as top pick.

Carnival: Credit Suisse upgrades.

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