Tag Archives: What to Expect

Employment Numbers Surprise Almost No One; Alter No Fed Expectations, But…

Are we entering a longer growth, but lower return environment? The Numbers April employment numbers of 223,000 jobs added dropped the unemployment rate to 5.4%. March numbers were revised lower to 85,000 jobs vs. the 126,000 previously reported. Wages rose quite modestly month-over-month. This report provided a sigh of relief for the bulls on both […]
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Employment Numbers Surprise Most and Change Fed Expectations (Again)

In contrast to February, March employment numbers surprised on the downside, with adjustments to January and February reducing employment for the first three months to a seasonally adjusted average rate of 197,000, down from 220,000 previously. As we said last month, we would have expected some payback as the true impact of the weather, the […]
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Employment numbers surprise most and change Fed expectations

Don’t expect equity-like returns in traditional fixed income. I am just about to put out an update on our “What to Expect in 2015…” piece on Altegris Perspectives. However with a surprisingly good jobs report out this past Friday it is worth a specific comment on the report for those who care. The conclusion from […]
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