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October 31, 2014
09:20 EDTThe 0.7% U.S. Q3 ECI rise beat estimates
The 0.7% U.S. Q3 ECI rise beat estimates, following the same big 0.7% Q2 rise but lean 0.3% cycle-low rise in Q1, as ECI gains this year are moving above the 0.4%-0.5% ECI gains in each of the nine quarters ending in Q4 of last year. Analysts have a 0.6% average quarterly rise thus far in 2014 that adds to the gradual cyclical uptrend in labor cost growth from late-2009 recession-lows. The y/y ECI rise climbed to the same 2.2% cycle-high seen back in Q2 of 2011, from 2.0% in Q2, 1.8% in Q1, versus a 1.4% cycle-low in Q4 of 2009. For y/y component increases, analysts saw a 2.1% cycle-high y/y Q3 wage gain that followed a 1.8% Q2 rise and a 1.6% Q1 increase, versus a cycle-low 1.4% wage rise in Q4 of 2011. The y/y benefit cost gain slipped to 2.4% in Q3 from 2.5% in Q2, and 2.1% in Q1, versus a 3.6% cycle-high in Q2 of 2011 and a 1.5% cycle-low in Q3 and Q4 of 2009.
09:05 EDTU.S. equities romped higher
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09:05 EDTFX Action: Broad-based USD buying has resumed
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09:05 EDTToday's U.S. income report revealed a September undershoot
Today's U.S. income report revealed a September undershoot for both income and spending after modest boosts back in July that left a down-tilt in the Q3 figures around the disappointing quarterly averages in yesterday's GDP report. Income rose just 0.2% in September with 0.2% declines in both nominal and "real" consumption, with spending hits from retail sales declines alongside a service consumption rise as analysts further reverse a big July weather-hit. The 0.2% September income rise undershot the 0.5% hours-worked rise with a flat hourly earnings figure in the last jobs report, while the 0.2% September consumption drop tracked the 0.3% headline retail sales drop with a 0.2% ex-auto decline. Analysts lowered our Q4 GDP growth forecast to 2.5% (was 2.8%), following yesterday's 3.5% Q3 growth figure. Analysts lowered our Q4 real consumption growth forecast to 2.4% (was 2.7%), following the disappointing 1.8% Q3 climb. Analysts expect lean personal income growth of just 3.3% in Q4 with a 2.9% pace for disposable income, following higher prior respective growth rates of 4.2% and 4.0% in Q3,and 6.3% and 6.8% in Q2.
08:55 EDTFX Action: USD-CAD ran up from 1.1180
FX Action: USD-CAD ran up from 1.1180 into the Canadian GDP data, to over 1.1250 in the aftermath, where the marginally softer outcome saw buyers step in. Monday's 1.1255 high is in sight now, with the 1.1300 level set to move back into the cross hairs on a break of the level. Gold is down nearly 3%, while WTI crude is now down flirting with the $80/bbl mark, both likely to weigh further on the CAD.
08:50 EDTTreasury Action: yields steadied mid-range
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08:45 EDTU.S. ECI climbed another 0.7% in Q3
U.S. ECI climbed another 0.7% in Q3, the same pace as in Q2 and more than double Q1's 0.3%. And it's up 2.2% y/y versus 2.0% y/y in Q2. Compensation increased 0.8% last quarter after a 0.6% increase previously, with benefits up 0.6%, a little cooler compared to the 1.0% Q2 surge.
08:45 EDTFX Action: The dollar pulled back fractionally
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08:40 EDTU.S. personal income rose 0.2% in September, while spending fell 0.2%
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08:37 EDTFutures continue to suggest a sharply higher open
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08:35 EDTOil Action: NYMEX crude is down nearly 1.0%,
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08:34 EDTEmployment Cost Index ECI data reported
Employment Cost Index ECI up 0.7% vs. consensus of 0.5% for the quarter
08:10 EDTU.S. employment cost index preview:
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08:10 EDTU.S. personal income preview:
U.S. personal income preview: personal income is expected to grow 0.4% in September (median 0.3%), while consumption should be unchanged (median 0.1%). For the PCE chain price data, analysts expect a -0.1% rate for September with an unchanged rate for the core, which compares to CPI forecasts of -0.1% and 0.2%. for more detail.
08:00 EDTTreasury Market Outlook: Treasuries are lower
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07:55 EDTN.Y. FX Outlook
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07:19 EDTWisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund volatility flat into Bank of Japan stimulus
WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund overall option implied volatility of 20 compares to its 26-week average of 19 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement into Bank of Japan significantly expanding its stimulus program.
07:17 EDTCurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust volatility flat into Bank of Japan stimulus
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07:15 EDTFutures soar on Japan monetary stimulus
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07:14 EDTFDA to hold a public hearing
The FDA holds Day 2 of "Development & Regulation of Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Medications" in Silver Spring, Maryland on October 31 at 8:30 am. Webcast Link
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