Monday, July 06, 2015

Tuesday: Trade Deficit, Job Openings

by Bill McBride on 7/06/2015 07:31:00 PM

A sharp decline in oil prices, from the WSJ: Oil Prices Tumble Nearly 8%

Oil prices on Monday skidded to their biggest single-day declines in more than three months, as gyrations in Chinese stocks and the prospect of more crude from the U.S. and Iran revived worries about the global supply glut.
The U.S. benchmark oil price slid for the third session in a row, closing down $4.38, or 7.7%, to $52.53 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. ...
Brent crude, the global benchmark, closed down $3.78, or 6.3%, to $56.54 a barrel on ICE Futures Europe.
• Early: Reis Q2 2015 Mall Survey of rents and vacancy rates.

• At 8:30 AM ET, the Trade Balance report for May from the Census Bureau. The consensus is for the U.S. trade deficit to be at $42.0 billion in May from $40.9 billion in April.

• At 10:00 AM, Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for May from the BLS. Jobs openings increased in April to 5.376 million from 5.109 million in March. The number of job openings were up 22% year-over-year compared to April 2014, and Quits were up 11% year-over-year.

• At 3:00 PM, Consumer Credit for May from the Federal Reserve. The consensus is for an increase of $18.5 billion in credit.