So much for all that recession talk. At least for a day.
Friday s stronger than expected jobs report sparked more talk that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by 0.75 percentage point, not just 0.50 percentage point, when policy makers meet in September. One economist put it that the report is too hot for the Fed. How does that reconcile with recent gloomy readings from purchasing managers? Mark Hulbert explains that those are a good predictor of company earnings, but not of what the stock market will do.
There was a red flag in the U.S. jobs report. And workers are falling behind inflation with every paycheck, but that won't reassure a Fed determined to quash inflation.
This puts more focus on the inflation report next Wednesday. That report won't reflect the drop in crude oil prices CL this week. You'll have to wait another month to see how that plays out, because you'll have to wait another month to see how that plays out.
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In a case of good news is bad news, the S&P 500 was initially rattled by the strong jobs report. By midday, it had clawed back most of its losses.
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