Weekly Outlook: Jobs Week

Both the U.S. Federal Reserve and European Central Bank release minutes from their latest policy meetings this week. The most-watched data, however, will come Friday when the non-farm payroll report is released. Market watchers will be looking to see whether the strong momentum of recent reports can be sustained. Here’s the key economic events to watch this week, and five stories you should be reading.

 

Economic Calendar

Monday

ISM Mfg Index  10:00 AM ET

Richmond Federal Reserve Bank President Jeffrey Lacker Speech 5:00 PM ET

Tuesday

International Trade 8:30 AM ET

Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo Speech 4:30 PM ET

Wednesday

ADP Employment Report 8:15 AM ET

FOMC Minutes 2:00 PM ET

Thursday

ECB Minutes 7:30 AM ET

Jobless Claims 8:30 AM ET

Friday

Employment Situation 8:30 AM ET

 

Five Stories to Read

The insatiable demand for long bonds  (wsj.com)

An inside look at Cheddar, the CNBC of the internet (wired.com)

The trouble with encrypted apps for traders (bloomberg.com)

Is lithium the next great commodity rush? (Bloomberg)

U.S. oil exports stealing OPEC share (CNBC)

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