Jobs Day

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Jobs Report Preview (Abbreviated Version)

Futures are slightly higher thanks to good AMZN earnings and solid EU economic data.

AMZN and AAPL, the last two big earnings reports for Q2, were mixed but generally fine. AMZN posted strong results (stock up 8%) while AAPL’s numbers were slightly underwhelming, but nothing terrible (stock down 1%).

Economically, EU data was solid as German Manufacturers’ Orders and EU Retail Sales beat estimates.

Today focus will be on the jobs report and estimates are as follows:  Job Adds, 200k.  Unemployment Rate, 3.6%.  Wages, 0.3% m/m, 4.2% y/y.  The key for markets today is the reaction of the 10-year yield to the jobs report.  If the jobs report is “Too Hot” then 10-year Treasury yield will rise and it’ll likely pressure stocks.  Conversely, if we get a Goldilocks number, then the 10-year yield should fall modestly and stocks can extend this early rally.