Weekly Outlook: Jobs Report, FOMC Meeting

There will be plenty of economic signals this week as a Fed meeting and jobs report come on the same week. Jobs are expected to be in line with recent results (around a 200,000 gain), and no rate increase is expected from the Fed. It is also Janet Yellen’s last meeting as Fed chair. Oil, NAFTA and China at Davos highlight the stories you should read this week. Full list below.

Economic Calendar

Monday: Personal Income and Outlays 8:30 AM ET

Tuesday: FOMC Meeting Begins 7:00 AM ET

Wednesday: ADP Employment Report 8:15 AM ET; FOMC Meeting Announcement 2:00 PM ET

Friday: Employment Situation 8:30 AM ET; San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams Speech 3:30 PM ET

Five Stories to Read

China’s Belt and Road initiative was the biggest discussion at Davos (The New York Times)

How the oil boom is helping U.S. diplomacy (The New York Times)

What it means to U.S. farmers if NAFTA is scrapped (Reuters)

The falling dollar is boosting commodity prices (The Financial Times- paywall)

Five issues that could hurt the Brexit transition (Politico Europe)

 

 

 

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