Weekly Outlook: FOMC & Jobs

2016 opens with some key economic indicators that could begin to tell whether momentum can be carried into the new year. Among them, FOMC Minutes come Wednesday and the year’s first unemployment report on Friday.

 

Economic Calendar

Monday:

TD Ameritrade IMX 12:30 PM ET

Gallup US Consumer Spending Measure 2:00 PM ET

 

Tuesday:

U.S. Motor Vehicle Sales 7:00 AM ET

Gallup US ECI 8:30 AM ET

 

Wednesday:

MBA Mortgage Applications 7:00 AM ET

ADP Employment Report 8:15 AM ET

FOMC Minutes 2:00 PM ET

 

Thursday:

Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans speech 2:15 PM ET

 

Friday:

U.S. Employment Situation 8:30 AM ET

 

Links

5 potential surprises for 2016 (The Economist)

Oil prices could spike on Iran, Saudi tension (Quartz)

The red flags from the housing bubble don’t exist in the current recovery (Wall Street Journal)

Global stocks sell off to begin 2016 (Wall Street Journal)

Will the commodity bloodbath continue in 2016? (Tradovate)

What can Brazil do to get its economy back on track (Marginal Revolution)

Our top 5 financial posts of 2015 (OpenMarkets)

Our top 5 commodity posts of 2015 (OpenMarkets)

 

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