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February 4, 2016
09:58 EDTThe TradeXchange to hold a webinar
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09:56 EDTMarket continues to be whipsawed by oil prices
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09:50 EDTU.S. T-note technical update:
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09:46 EDTBloomberg Consumer Comfort Index Level data reported
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09:45 EDTU.S. factory orders preview:
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09:33 EDTArgus research director holds an analyst/industry conference call
Research Director Kelleher, along with Argus President Eade, discuss industrial stocks and the opportunities beyond energy exposure on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on February 10 at 11 am.
09:30 EDTFX Action: USD-CAD continues to find support
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09:10 EDTU.S. Productivity posted a largely expected 3.0% contraction rate
U.S. Productivity posted a largely expected 3.0% contraction rate in Q4, after a small and also expected trimming in Q3 growth to 2.1% from 2.2%, as a slowdown in output growth revealed in the Q4 GDP data, alongside a big Q3-Q4 hours-worked gyration that still unperformed the monthly hours-worked data, translated to a big productivity swing around a weak path. Analysts saw a lean 1.3% Q4 growth clip for hourly compensation as was signaled by the last round of income figures, with an associated Q4 unit labor cost surge of 4.5%. For our Q1 forecasts, analysts expect a flat productivity figure that sharply undershoots the 1.6% average pace over the 14 years since the start of the last expansion in Q4 of 2001, alongside a 1.8% output rise that undershoots its 2.1% 14-year average, and a 1.8% hours-worked rise that exceeds the 0.5% 13-year average. Analysts expect restrained Q1 compensation growth of 3.0% that translates to a 3.0% unit labor cost rise, versus comparable respective 14-year average growth rates of 2.9% and 1.3%.
09:05 EDTCFA Society of Seattle to hold a discussion
Casey Frazier, Chief Investment Officer of Versus Capital provides an overview of the commercial real estate investable universe with a speech entitled, "Lessons From Institutional Real Estate Portfolio" in Seattle, Washington on February 4 at 8 pm.
09:03 EDTCleveland Federal Reserve Bank President speaks on the economy
Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Mester is the guest speaker at MNI's annual event discussing the Federal Reserve's economic and monetary policy in New York on February 4 at 5 pm. Webcast Link
08:58 EDTExecutives' Club of Chicago to hold a luncheon discussion
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08:54 EDTBoston Security Analysts Society to hold a luncheon meeting
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08:53 EDTThe National Press Club holds a discussion on the FAA
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) discusses new legislation to reauthorize and reform federal aviation programs and the Federal Aviation Administration in a meeting being held in Washington, D.C. on February 4 at 10 am.
08:52 EDTHouse Energy & Commerce Committee to hold a hearing
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08:50 EDTThe 8k U.S. initial claims bounce to 285k
The 8k U.S. initial claims bounce to 285k in the fifth week of January partly reversed the 17k drop to 277k (was 278k) in the MLK week from the 294k six-month high in the BLS survey week, as claims oscillate well above the 255k cycle-low in July. Holiday distortions presumably ended with today's figure and the level of claims remains elevated, though another week's data will help to confirm that the rise isn't at least partly due to seasonal distortion. On an NSA (not seasonally adjusted) basis, initial claims rose 16k, hence capping the period of big seasonal distortions that left an 83k plunge in the MLK week and a 124k drop in the BLS survey week, but a 98k surge in the prior week. Claims are averaging a lofty 284k thus far in January, following an already-elevated 277k December average and much lower prior averages of 270k in November and 263k in October. The 294k BLS survey week reading sharply overshot prior BLS readings of 272k in both November and December, and 259k in October. Analysts still expect a 200k January nonfarm payroll rise in tomorrow's report, with risks that analysts discussed in Monday's commentary.
08:50 EDTFX Action: The dollar fell to two-week lows
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08:45 EDTU.S. productivity declined 3.0% in Q4
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08:45 EDTTreasury Action: yields rotated lower
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08:40 EDTU.S. initial jobless claims rose 8k to 285k in the week ended January 30
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08:38 EDTStock futures follow oil lower
Stock futures moved lower as oil prices fell from its earlier higher prices. Initial jobless claims were 285,000, versus expectations of 277,000, while continuing claims were 2.25M, versus the expected 2.24M. Fourth quarter nonfarm productivity declined 3.0%, versus expectations for a decline of 2.0%, while unit labor costs rose 4.5%, versus expectations of an increase of 4.3%. Earlier, the Challenger job cuts report showed cuts were higher by 41.6% versus the same period a year ago and were mostly from the energy sector. Following the data, Dow futures are 63 points below fair value, Nasdaq futures are 17 points below fair value and S&P futures are 7 points below fair value.
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