Claims Archive

NFIB employment, BOJ solvency, Non Farm Payrolls, Claims, Factory Orders

The cheer leaders didn’t bother to report on this they way they did when employment was increasing: U.S. small business hiring takes a breather in June: NFIB July 1 (Reuters) — The National Federation of Independent Business said its monthly survey of members found hiring was little changed last month. Fifty-two percent ...Read More

Today’s Data

[Skip to the end] Karim writes: Data on the weak side: CPI Initial claims unch at 505k (prior week revised up 3k) Total ongoing benefits up 81k Some saying that standard error of claims-based model as a predictor of NFP may lead to a CHANCE of positive payroll growth in November Housing ...Read More

Retail Sales/Claims/Import Prices/Walmart

[Skip to the end] Karim writes: Data supportive of the ‘low for long’ camp: Retail Sales One of biggest misses in awhile; -0.1% vs expex of +0.8% Ex-autos -0.6% Control group -0.2% Look for early markdowns of Q3 GDP estimates Claims Initial claims up 4k to 558k Continuing down 141k (prior week ...Read More


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