Posts filed under “Employment”

Week in Preview

This week will be about Earnings
and Payrolls.  Following that fugly GDP number, Friday’s NFP is taking
on greater importance — especially the wage inflation aspect. Consensus
is for 120k new jobs (it takes 150k to keep up with population
growth).  The biggest drag on job growth has been construction and

Other economic data this week:

Monday: personal income and spending
Tuesday: vehicle sales (consensus is down 3%) and Institute for Supply Management
Wednesday: March factory orders 
Thursday: Q1 productivity, and ISM service-sector activity
Friday: NFP

There are still a slew of earnings coming in, and while the profits
have been coming below last quarter’s numbers, they are still way above
the lowered 3-4% analysts consensus: Year-over-year, we’re running
about 7% so far.

Monday, Verizon reports
Tuesday is P&G and
Archer Daniels Midland;
Time Warner
GM, Starbucks
and CBS

Eastman Kodak (there’s speculation EK is a private-equity target).

We get ALOT of speeches this week also: Chairman Ben Bernanke, Treaury
Secretary Hank Paulson, St Louis
Fed President William Poole, New York Fed President Timothy Geithner,
Kansas City Fed President Thomas Hoenig — anyone of these gentleman
can move the markets, so keep an ear out.

Category: Earnings, Economy, Employment, Markets

Housing Slowdown Sector Impact

Category: Economy, Employment, Markets, Real Estate, Retail

More on Mortgage Equity Withdrawals and Consumer Spending

Category: Consumer Spending, Economy, Employment, Psychology, Real Estate

Capital Commerce Debate, Part 4 Chart

Category: Employment

The Capital Commerce Debate

Category: Economy, Employment, Real Estate, Wages & Income

How Blogging Can Help You Get a New Job

Category: Employment, Wages & Income, Weblogs

Global Boom ?

Category: Economy, Employment, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Wages & Income

Liscio Report on NFP

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Employment, Psychology

Happy Times Are Here Again!

Category: Economy, Employment, Psychology

NFP Day?

Category: Economy, Employment, Markets, Wages & Income