BOJ left policy unchanged as expected.
UK PM May’s deputy resigned overnight due to a personal scandal
A handful of Companies have either announced an Increase in minimum wages, capital investment or handing out a special onetime bonus. Companies Include AT&T, Wells Fargo, Fifth third bank and Boeing due to The passing of the tax bill. Spoos higher go figure. European stocks mixed Long end bonds higher, bunds and buxl as well as the aggressive selling last 3 days has subsided. The dollar has caught a bid as the New York session get underway and now sits higher by about 20 ticks. Euro and yen little changed. Gold, Oil and Copper sideways as Holiday themed trade in full swing.
Congress most likely to pass a bare bones stop gap-funding bill to keep government running until late January where they then Hope to pass something permanent. OPEC said they are working on an Exit strategy this caused some weakness in Brent and Crude oil. Natural gas not worried too much about upcoming cold blast just scored a new contract low.
Bitcoin little changed this morning.
Second tier economic releases today