Investors are on edge the Fed may delay rate cuts

Investors are on edge the Fed may delay rate cuts: Sevens Report Founder, Tom Essaye, Quoted in MarketWatch

A ‘too hot’ jobs report poses biggest risk to stock-market rally: strategist

The setup for the stock market heading into the release of the Labor Department’s April employment report at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time is a bit out of the ordinary, Tom Essaye, founder of Sevens Report Research, said in a Thursday note.

While either a “too hot” or “too cold” jobs figure is often sufficient to spark a market selloff, the biggest danger on Friday is firmly tilted toward a stronger-than-expected reading, he said.

“Investors are on edge the Fed may delay rate cuts from June until later in the summer (or late in 2024) if we get another hot employment report,” Essaye wrote. “If that occurs, expect a partial repeat of Tuesday,” when the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 400 points, or 1%, for its worst performance since March 5, while the S&P 500 lost 0.7% and the Nasdaq Composite declined 1%.

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