Archive for February 7th, 2014

Deeper Analysis

All You Need to Know about U.S. Nonfarm Payroll Employment Growth

February 7, 2014

The bird’s eye view of jobs growth over the past 34 years shows an extremely adverse deviation from trend after Y2K.  During the first 20 years between January 1980 and January 2000, employment rose at an annual rate of 1.82%, with practically identical rates of climb in each decade of that span.  Over the next […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Ahead of an Important U.S. Jobs Report

February 7, 2014

Overnight movements in the dollar have been limited to dips of 0.1% against the loonie and sterling and upticks of 0.3% versus the Aussie dollar and 0.1% vis-a-vis the yen and euro.  The dollar is also unchanged against the kiwi, yuan and Swiss franc. Share prices in the Pacific Rim climbed 2.2% in Japan, 1.6% […] More