Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Wednesday: ADP Employment, ISM non-Manufacturing

by Bill McBride on 2/03/2015 09:00:00 PM

From the WSJ: Oil Prices Surge 7% to One-Month High

U.S. oil futures notched a fourth consecutive gain, their longest winning streak since August. Prices have risen 19% in that time. The benchmark crude-oil contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange settled up $3.48, or 7%, at $53.05 a barrel, the highest settlement price since Dec. 31, 2014.
Still down almost 50% from a year ago.  A wild ride!

• At 7:00 AM ET, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.

• At 8:15 AM, the ADP Employment Report for January. This report is for private payrolls only (no government). The consensus is for 220,000 payroll jobs added in January, down from 241,000 in December.

• At 10:00 AM, the ISM non-Manufacturing Index for January. The consensus is for a reading of 56.5, up from 56.2 in December. Note: Above 50 indicates expansion.