Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Week Ahead: Jobs, income, manufacturing, trade

The employment situation report takes a comprehensive look at who's working, who's looking and who's given up, on Friday at 8:30 a.m. New York time. A private-sector payroll company, ADP LLC, gives a sneak preview with the ADP employment report on Wednesday at 8:15 a.m.

Three other potential market movers are on the agenda for the week: On Monday, personal income and outlays at 8:30 a.m. and the Institute of Supply Management manufacturing index at 10 a.m. and, on Friday, international trade at 8:30 a.m.

Leading indicators (in descending order of importance):

The interest rate spread between 10-year Treasuries and the federal funds rate, reported continually during market hours.

The M2 money supply, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

The average hourly workweek in manufacturing from the employment report, at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Manufacturers' new orders for consumer goods and materials from the factory orders report, at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Vendor performance, also called the deliveries times index, from the ISM manufacturing survey, at 10 a.m. Monday.

The S&P 500 index, reported continually during market hours.

Average weekly initial claims for unemployment from the jobless claims report on Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

Manufacturers' new orders for non-defense capital goods from the factory orders report, at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Events arranged by day:

Monday: Personal income and outlays at 8:30 a.m., the Purchasing Managers Institute manufacturing index at 9:45 a.m., and the ISM manufacturing index and construction spending, each at 10 a.m.

Tuesday: Motor vehicle sales throughout the day.

Wednesday The ADP employment report at 8:15 a.m., the ISM non-manufacturing index at 10 a.m. and petroleum inventories at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday: Jobless claims and productivity and costs, each at 8:30 a.m.,  factory orders at 10 a.m. and the M2 money supply at 4:30 p.m.

Friday: The employment situation and international trade, each at 8:30 a.m.

I also keep an eye on the Baltic Dry Index, updated daily, and the 5-year implied inflation rate based on U.S. Treasury yields, which presently stands at 1.29%, up 0.06% from a week earlier.

Treasury Debt

  • 4-week: Announcement Monday 11 a.m., auction Tuesday 11:30 a.m., settlement Thursday.
  • 3-month: Auction Monday 11:30 a.m., announcement Thursday 11 a.m., settlement Thursday.
  • 6-month: Auction Monday 11:30 a.m., announcement Thursday 11 a.m., settlement Thursday.
  • 52-week: Auction Thursday 11:30 a.m., settlement Thursday
  • 2-year: Settlement Monday.
  • 3-year: Announcement Wednesday 8:30 a.m.
  • 5-year: Settlement Monday.
  • 7-year: Settlement Monday.
  • 10-year: Announcement Wednesday 8:30 a.m.
  • 30-year: Announcement Wednesday 8:30 a.m. 
  • None.

Fed Vice-Chairman Stanley Fischer discusses recent monetary policy at the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday in New York City at 1 p.m.

Two other members of the Federal Open Market Committee take to the podium: Kansas City Fed Pres. Esther George on Tuesday and Cleveland Fed Pres. Loretta Mester on Thursday.

Analytical universe

This week I shall be analyzing new trading signals from among 463 large-cap stocks and exchange-traded funds.

Good trading!

-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Jan. 31, 2016


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