Free Trial
CORN TECHS

(H3) Bear Threat Still Present

EQUITY TECHS

E-MINI S&P (H3): Breaches The 50-Day EMA

PIPELINE

$2B AIIB Launched

EGB OPTIONS

Bund downside put spread

EURIBOR OPTIONS

Call spread buyer

SOY TECHS

(H3) Pullback Considered Corrective

Real-time Actionable Insight

Get the latest on Central Bank Policy and FX & FI Markets to help inform both your strategic and tactical decision-making.

Free Access

US Data: Highlights of MNI Survey of Economic Forecasts

     WASHINGTON (MNI) - The following are highlights of forecasts for   
upcoming U.S. economic indicators provided by participants in the MNI   
weekly survey. The comment section presents the key elements behind the 
median forecasts.       
Nonfarm Payrolls for April (change in thousands)                        
 Friday, May 4 at 8:30 a.m. ET                           Actual:        
               Median         Range                  Apr18  Mar18  Feb18
 Payrolls       +185k      +145k to +255k               --  +103k  +326k
 Private Job    +193k      +170k to +250k               --  +102k  +320k
 Jobless Rate    4.0%        4.0% to 4.0%               --   4.1%   4.1%
 Hrly Earnings  +0.2%      +0.2% to +0.3%               --  +0.3%  +0.1%
 Avg Wkly Hrs    34.5        34.4 to 34.5               --   34.5   34.5
     Comments: Nonfarm payrolls are forecast to rise by 185,000 in April
after a much weaker-than-expected 103,000 rise in March and a strong    
326,000 rise in February. The unemployment rate is expected to fall to  
4.0% after holding steady at 4.1% in recent months. Hourly earnings are 
forecast to rise 0.2% after a 0.3% gain, while the average workweek is  
expected to hold steady at 34.5 hours for another month.                
--MNI Washington Bureau; +1 202-371-2121; email: holly.stokes@marketnews.com
[TOPICS: M$U$$$]

To read the full story

Why Subscribe to

MarketNews.com

MNI is the leading provider

of news and intelligence specifically for the Global Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income Markets, providing timely, relevant, and critical insight for market professionals and those who want to make informed investment decisions. We offer not simply news, but news analysis, linking breaking news to the effects on capital markets. Our exclusive information and intelligence moves markets.

Our credibility

for delivering mission-critical information has been built over three decades. The quality and experience of MNI's team of analysts and reporters across America, Asia and Europe truly sets us apart. Our Markets team includes former fixed-income specialists, currency traders, economists and strategists, who are able to combine expertise on macro economics, financial markets, and political risk to give a comprehensive and holistic insight on global markets.