According to my risk summation system, next week is going to be a mess. The system has a peak on Monday and one from sometime roughly mid-day Tuesday to about mid-day Wednesday and one stretching from next Friday the 5th through the following Monday the 8th, a mess.
Last week the Monday risk window was a dud and the Wednesday risk window missed the low on Tuesday by a couple of hours, close but no cigar.
Notice anything funny about the slope of the money out (red line) versus the money in (green line) on the Fed balance sheet plot below from the St Louis Fed? If the Fed's hands are supposed to be wrapped around the throat of the economy, they sure aren't trying to choke it, maybe give it a loving hug, but definitely not throttling to any where near the degree that they were pumping it only a few months ago.
Last week's stock market rally has got to have the Fed worried. How are you going get away with gradually starving the unwashed hoi polloi if the hoity toity are raking it in. Making womanizing billionaires into trillionaires while gradually ratcheting down the standard of living of the masses just has "bad idea" written all over it.
Two negative GDP quarters in a row should be called a recession, mild though it may be, but a rose is still a rose no matter what name you give it. The plot above shows precisely why this is a recession in name only, liquidity out the wazoo created since the pandemic low on the left of the chart. Financial institutions are literally rolling in the green stuff. As of last Wednesday the Fed charges member banks 2.5%/yr to borrow money overnight to tidy up their balance sheet. This is a charade, banks are not paying this. If they were, they would offer me more than 0.1% for my money. The banks must still be flush and don't need either my or the Fed's largesse. Until this changes, inflation will keep simmering, maybe not boiling, but bubbling away eating into the purchasing power of the masses.