Learn the trade here. Make it on tradeMONSTER

Options Trading News

August 3, 2012  Fri 1:16 AM CT

SPX: SEE CHART GET CHAIN FIND STRATEGIES
Today's economic calendar will focus on the monthly Employment Situation Report and ISM non-manufacturing data.

The non-farm payroll report for July will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. The consensus forecast calls for a gain of 100,000 jobs, up from June's 80,000. Estimates range from 70,000 to 165,000.

The national unemployment rate is expected to remain unchanged at 8.2 percent, with an estimated range of 8.1 percent to 8.3 percent.

Average hourly earnings are forecast to come in at 0.2 percent, down from 0.3 percent in the previous month and within a range of 0.1 percent to 0.3 percent. The average workweek is expected to remain unchanged at 34.5 hours.

The consensus forecast for private payroll is 110,000 jobs, a gain from 84,000 in June. Estimates range from 80,000 to 180,000.

The ISM non-manufacturing report for July is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET. The consensus projection is 52.0, down from June's 51.1, with an estimated range of 51.5 to 53.0.
Share this article with your friends


Related Stories

SPX

Cramer: Answering all the critics

October 24, 2014

Wednesday's session was infuriating. The moment this market went down big, it was a terrific opportunity to buy. But so many people offered excuses not to.

SPX

Futures pause after sharp rebound

October 24, 2014

U.S. equity futures are pointing to a lower open this morning after stocks rallied sharply yesterday, recovering losses from the previous session.

SPX

Earnings, housing data top docket

October 24, 2014

The earnings parade will continue to dominate the agenda today. New home sales at 10 a.m. ET are the only economic data scheduled for release.

SPX

Strong earnings push futures higher

October 23, 2014

Caterpillar is up more than 4 percent after blowing out estimates. General Motors, 3M, Southwest Airlines, Comcast, and Eli Lilly are higher as well.

SPX

Jobless claims, earnings top docket

October 23, 2014

Jobless claims will be reported at 8:30 a.m. ET. The pre-market earnings lineup includes General Motors, 3M, Eli Lilly, Union Pacific, Celgene, Comcast, American Airlines, and Under Armour.

Premium Services

Free Webinars

Make Money in a Volatile Market

Education & Strategy

Vexed by the VIX

Many people probably don't know that the calculation changed for the CBOE Volatility Index this week, but it's worth discussing...

View more education articles »
optionMONSTER stockMONSTER tradeMONSTER