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Discussing the Latest Canada and US Jobs Data

US Jobs Data: Tom Essaye Interviewed on BNN Bloomberg


Ultimately the path of inflation will hold the answer on rate hikes, over jobs data: Chief economist

Jimmy Jean, chief economist and strategist at Desjardins, Gennadiy Goldberg, head of U.S. rates strategy at TD Securities, and Tom Essaye, president of Sevens Report Research, join BNN Bloomberg to discuss the latest Canada and US jobs data, and whether the central banks might hike again.

Also, click here to view the full BNN Bloomberg video interview published on October 9th, 2023. However, to see the Sevens Report’s full comments on the current market environment sign up here.

Discuss the Latest Canada and US Jobs Data

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Copper Could Recover And Signal A Relief Rally

Copper Could Recover: Tom Essaye Quoted in Barron’s


Copper Prices Have Tumbled. Is a Global Recession Coming?

That’s why, for copper, “there is key 2023 support between $3.57 and $3.62 [per pound] that will be in focus near term,” wrote Sevens Report’s Tom Essaye. “If it holds, copper could recover and signal a relief rally developing in risk assets more broadly but a violation would be a negative signal for global markets.” 

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Copper Could Recover

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Seeing the Forest for the Trees in Today’s Market

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What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Seeing the Forest for the Trees in Today’s Market
  • Weekly Market Preview:  Do Expectations for a Soft-Landing Shift This Week?
  • Weekly Economic Cheat Sheet:  An Important Week:  ISM PMIs and the Jobs Report Friday

Futures are little changed as Congress passed a short-term funding bill and avoided a shutdown while global manufacturing data largely met expectations.

The House passed the Senate’s “continuing resolution” to fund the government over the weekend, avoiding a shutdown.  However, funding only lasts until November 17th.

The Chinese Sept. Manufacturing PMI rose to 50.2 vs. (E) 50.0 while EU and UK readings were in-line with estimates.

Today focus will be on economic data and Fed speak.  The key report today is the ISM Manufacturing PMI (E: 47.8) and markets will want to see this number move closer to 50 and hint at an end to the manufacturing recession.  A further drop from here would be an incremental negative.  On the Fed, we hear from Powell & Harker at 11:00 a.m. and Williams at 1:30 p.m. and any hints from them that the Fed is likely done with rate hikes will be welcomed by markets.


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Government Shutdowns Impact

Government Shutdowns Impact: Tom Essaye Quoted in Forbes


Government Shutdown Would Slow U.S. Economy

Sevens Report’s Tom Essaye wrote to clients last week despite the “ominous” nature of the term, government shutdowns “don’t impact enough people or last long enough to have a lasting macroeconomic impact,”.

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Why This Market Is Still All About the Data

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What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Why This Market Is Still All About the Data
  • EIA and Oil Market Analysis (How Far Can the Rally Go?)

Futures are slightly higher as encouraging inflation data from Europe was partially offset by ongoing government shutdown and labor strike worries.

Spanish Core CPI rose 5.8% vs. (E) 6.1% and importantly reminded markets that disinflation was still occurring.

Politically, a government shutdown looks increasingly likely while the UAW again threatened to expand the strike.

Today will be a busy day as there are important economic reports and notable Fed speak to watch.  Economically, the key report is Jobless Claims (E: 211K) and markets need this number to move higher to ease tight labor market concerns.  We also get the final look at Q2 GDP (E: 2.3%) but that shouldn’t move markets.

On the Fed, Powell speaks at 4:00 p.m. ET and while he’s not expected to address policy, there will be Q&A.  Other speakers today include Goolsbee (9:00 a.m. ET), Cook (1:00 p.m.), and Barkin (7:00 p.m.).

Why This Market Is Still All About the Data


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German Industrial Data: Tom Essaye Quoted in Barron’s

German Industrial Production Data Disappoints – Tom Essaye Quoted in Barron’s


Frankfurt Weighs on Europe Trading as German Industrial Data Disappoint

Germany’s industrial production figures disappointed Thursday, weighing on Frankfurt-traded stocks in a mixed day for European trading.

German industrial production fell 0.8% month over month in July, data out Thursday revealed. Missing economists’ expectations of just a 0.35% decline but marking a moderation from a 1.4% slide in June.

“German industrial production missed estimates as global recession fears crept higher,” noted Tom Essaye, the founder of Sevens Report Research.

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industrial data disappoint

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Jobs Report Preview

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Jobs Report Preview
  • Oil Market Update & EIA Analysis

Futures are little changed following a busy night of mixed economic data.

Positively, the August Chinese PMIs were better than feared, rising to 50.3 vs. (E) 50.1 and helping to slightly reduce China recession worries.

Negatively, the EU flash HICP (their version of CPI) was hot on the headline (5.3% vs. (E) 5.1%) but in-line on core (5.3% y/y), underscoring that inflation is sticky in the EU.

Focus today will be on economic data, specifically Jobless Claims (E: 238K) and the Core PCE Price Index (E: 0.2% m/m, 4.2% y/y).  For stocks to extend the week’s gains (and continue to bounce back from the broader pullback) investors won’t want any surprises.  In the case of jobless claims, that means no big jump in claims that hints at economic weakness, nor a further drop that might make the Fed more hawkish.  On the core PCE Price Index, an in-line to slightly below reading would be positive as it’d further pressure Treasury yields and likely lift stocks.

Finally, there is one Fed speaker today, Collins at 9:00 a.m. ET, but she shouldn’t move markets.

Is Soft Economic Data a Reason to Buy Stocks?

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • An Easing of the Labor Market Is a Good Thing, But Be Careful What You Wish For…
  • Jobless Claims vs. the S&P 500 – An Ominous Chart
  • JOLTS Takeaways
  • Consumer Confidence Shows Measurable Deterioration in Current Family Financial Situations: Chart

Futures are slightly lower this morning as yesterday’s sizeable rally in the S&P 500 is digested ahead of more domestic jobs data while global markets were mixed overnight.

In Asia, PBOC officials met with leaders from the private sector regarding stimulus and development, but so far, government efforts have been underwhelming and Chinese markets ended little changed.

In Europe, some regional German inflation statistics came in hot, buoying government bond yields this morning which could weigh on equities if the trend continues into the U.S. session.

Today, focus will be on economic data early with the ADP Employment Report (E: 200K) and GDP report (E: 2.4%) due out ahead of the bell while Pending Home Sales (E: -0.4%) will be released shortly after the open.

There are no Fed speakers today, so investors will be looking for more evidence that supports a continued pause in the Fed’s rate hiking cycle (or peak rates already being in) and ultimately a soft landing. Anything that contradicts that narrative will be a headwind on equities and other risk assets today.

Why Have Markets Become Volatile?

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Why Have Markets Become Volatile?
  • Weekly Market Preview:  Are the Three Pillars of the Rally Under Attack?
  • Weekly Economic Cheat Sheet:  Key Growth and Jobs Data This Week

Futures are slightly higher following more small stimulus steps from Chinese authorities, as investors look ahead to an important week of economic data.

Chinese authorities reduced the stamp tax on stock investment, providing a small economic tailwind and boost to Chinese stock prices.

Economically, the only notable number was the EU Money Supply (M3) and the number was bad as M3 declined –0.4% vs. (E) 0.6%.

Today there are no notable economic reports so markets will focus on the tech sector to see if it can continue to stabilize after last Thursday’s ugly reversal.

Tom Essaye Quoted in Morningstar on August 13th, 2023

A stumbling stock market faces a crucial summer test. Here’s what will decide the bull’s fate.

“This scenario would essentially undermine the three pillars of the rally, and as such investors should expect a substantial decline in stocks, even considering the recent pullback,” Tom Essaye said in a note last week. “In fact, a decline of much more than 10% would be likely in this scenario, as it would undermine most of the rationale for the gains in stocks since June (and perhaps all of 2023).”

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