December 2, 2019 Headlines

Better PMI data in Asia and Europe is contributing to higher Treasury yields this morning.  S&P 500 futures are little changed ahead of the open, with equity investors a little more concerned with trade headlines over the weekend.  Reuters reported Friday that U.S. officials are considering new regulations that would further restrict American suppliers to Huawei. On the other side, Chinese media reported that China will not accept a phase-one deal unless all existing tariffs are lifted (as opposed to just canceling the 12/15 tariffs).  This week’s economic calendar is headlined by the November jobs report on Friday, and Fed Vice Chair Randal Quarles will speak to Congress this week on bank supervision and regulation.

Jason Haley
Managing Director, Investment Management Group

12/2/2019Markit US Manufacturing PMI52.252.652.2
12/2/2019ISM Manufacturing49.248.148.3
12/2/2019ISM Employment48.246.647.7
12/2/2019ISM Prices Paid4746.745.5
12/2/2019ISM New Orders4947.249.1
12/2/2019Construction Spending MoM0.40%-0.80%0.50%-0.30%
12/3/2019Wards Total Vehicle Sales16.90m16.55m
12/4/2019MBA Mortgage Applications1.50%
12/4/2019ADP Employment Change140k125k
12/4/2019Markit US Services PMI51.651.6
12/4/2019Markit US Composite PMI51.9
12/4/2019ISM Non-Manufacturing Index54.554.7
12/5/2019Challenger Job Cuts YoY-33.50%
12/5/2019Initial Jobless Claims215k213k
12/5/2019Continuing Claims1661k1640k
12/5/2019Trade Balance-$48.6b-$52.5b
12/5/2019Bloomberg Consumer Comfort60.5
12/5/2019Factory Orders0.30%-0.60%
12/5/2019Factory Orders Ex Trans-0.10%
12/5/2019Durable Goods Orders0.60%0.60%
12/5/2019Durables Ex Transportation0.60%0.60%
12/5/2019Cap Goods Orders Nondef Ex Air1.20%
12/5/2019Cap Goods Ship Nondef Ex Air0.80%
12/6/2019Change in Nonfarm Payrolls188k128k
12/6/2019Two-Month Payroll Net Revision95k
12/6/2019Change in Private Payrolls178k131k
12/6/2019Change in Manufact. Payrolls40k-36k
12/6/2019Unemployment Rate3.60%3.60%
12/6/2019Average Hourly Earnings MoM0.30%0.20%
12/6/2019Average Hourly Earnings YoY3.00%3.00%
12/6/2019Average Weekly Hours All Employees34.434.4
12/6/2019Labor Force Participation Rate63.30%
12/6/2019Underemployment Rate7.00%
12/6/2019Wholesale Inventories MoM0.20%0.20%
12/6/2019Wholesale Trade Sales MoM0.00%
12/6/2019U. of Mich. Sentiment9796.8
12/6/2019U. of Mich. Current Conditions112.8111.6
12/6/2019U. of Mich. Expectations87.587.3
12/6/2019U. of Mich. 1 Yr Inflation2.50%
12/6/2019U. of Mich. 5-10 Yr Inflation2.50%
12/6/2019Consumer Credit$16.000b$9.513b





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