The recently hawkish St. Louis Fed's Bullard The recently hawkish St. Louis Fed's Bullard will give welcome remarks at the Fed's symposium on Children's savings accounts from 9:30 ET. Uber-dove Kocherlakota of the Minneapolis Fed also gives introductory comments at a forum on Greater Mankato growth from 13 ET. Finally, SF Fed moderate Williams will again discuss the economic out from Spokane, Washington, from 15:30 ET. He has been upbeat on growth this week despite the September jobs report and still eying a rate hike by year-end.
U.S Initial Jobless Claims Preview U.S Initial Jobless Claims Preview: Claims data for the week of October 3rd and should reveal a 3k drop to 274k (median 272k) from 277k in the week prior. Analysts expect the October claims average to deteriorate slightly with an increase to 272k for the month from a 270k average in September. Despite this, analysts forecast nonfarm payrolls for October at 190k compared to 142k in September.