Stock futures stabilize as investors prepare for July inflation report

European stocks were mixed ahead of the headline inflation reading in the US; Ahold Delhaize up 6%

European markets were mixed on Wednesday morning as global investors awaited key US inflation data.

pan europe Stokes 600 It slipped 0.2% in early trade, with healthcare shares losing 0.6% while autos gained 0.5%.

On the data front in Europe, German final consumer price inflation for July came in at 7.5% yoy and 0.9% monthly, official figures revealed on Wednesday, roughly in line with expectations.

Earnings remain the main driver of individual stock price movement in Europe. Ahold Delhaize, ABN AMRO, E.On, TUI Group, Metro, Deliveroo, Prudential and Aviva were among the major companies that reported before the bell on Wednesday.

– Elliot Smith

China’s consumer prices hit a two-year high, with pork prices rebounding

China’s consumer price index in July reached a two-year high as pork prices rebounded, according to official data released on Wednesday.

Pork prices rose 20.2% in July from a year ago, marking the first increase since September 2020, according to data from Wind Information.

In addition, pork prices recorded the largest monthly increase ever – at 25.6%. Farmers’ reluctance to sell – hoping for higher prices in the future – has contributed to higher pork prices, Nanhua Futures agricultural products analyst Bian Shuyang said in a statement.

A statement added that live pig producers are now operating at a profit, indicating that there is more supply ahead. He said the upcoming two Chinese holidays in September and October would help support consumer demand for pork.

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however, Inflation data on Wednesday It continued to reverse lackluster demand in the Chinese economy.

The Consumer Price Index rose 2.7% in July, missing expectations for a 2.9% increase, according to analysts polled by Reuters. In addition, despite the summer holidays, the tourism price component rose only 0.5% in July from last year.

– Li Yingshan and Evelyn Cheng

Goldman, Buffa, and Barclays name top consumer stocks

Market watchers are looking to the July inflation report – due for release later today – for clues about what the Federal Reserve will do at its next meeting in September.

before the report is issued, CNBC Pro researched Wall Street research To determine what investment banks are watching for signs of consumer weakness, and their advice on how to position investors in this environment.

Find out more about the consumer-related stocks that analysts at Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Barclays love.

– Xavier Ong

Regional Federal Reserve chairs are scheduled to speak tomorrow

In addition to Wednesday’s CPI report, markets will also absorb Fedspeak from two regional bank chiefs. It may give more insight regarding the central bank’s path forward and the magnitude of future rate hikes, especially at the September meeting.

Charles Evans, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will speak Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. ET at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Later, Minneapolis Fed President Neil Kashkari will speak at a panel discussion on stagflation at the Aspen Economic Strategies Group.

– Carmen Renick

Core CPI report may show inflation has calmed

Inflation report for the month of July It may show that prices have cooled At least that’s what economists and investors are hoping for.

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Economists estimate for a July report that the consumer price index rose only 0.2%, down from the 1.3% jump in June, according to Dow Jones. This would bring the pace of consumer inflation year-on-year in July to 8.7%, down from 9.1% in June.

If the reading is lower than it was last month, it may show that we are past the peak of inflation and beginning to head in the right direction. This will show how aggressively the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in the future.

– Carmen Renick

Coinbase, Roblox Retreats After Trading Hours

Coinbase and Roblox shares are making some of the biggest moves in after-hours trading on Tuesday after reporting earnings that failed to meet Wall Street expectations.

Coinbase fell more than 5% after that Earnings reporting It shows a larger-than-expected loss during the quarter, and the company missed revenue estimates.

Roblox is down over 16% after losing it on profits and revenue. In addition, the company also reported only 52.2 million daily active users, down from 54.1 million users in the previous quarter.

– Carmen Renick

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