Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Wednesday: Trade Deficit, ADP Employment, ISM non-Mfg Survey

by Bill McBride on 8/04/2015 06:59:00 PM

From Jon Hilsenrath at the WSJ: Atlanta Fed’s Lockhart: Fed Is ‘Close’ to Being Ready to Raise Short-Term Rates

“I think there is a high bar right now to not acting, speaking for myself,” Mr. Lockhart said ...
• At 7:00 AM, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.

• At 8:15 AM, the ADP Employment Report for July. This report is for private payrolls only (no government). The consensus is for 210,000 payroll jobs added in July, down from 238,000 in June.

• At 8:30 AM, Trade Balance report for June from the Census Bureau. The consensus is for the U.S. trade deficit to be at $43.0 billion in June from $41.9 billion in May.

• At 10:00 AM, the ISM non-Manufacturing Index for July. The consensus is for index to increase to 56.2 from 56.0 in June.

• Also at 10:00 AM, Speech by Fed Governor Jerome Powell, The Structure and Liquidity of Treasury Bond Markets, At the Brookings Institute Conference: Are There Structural Issues in the U.S. Bond Markets?, Washington, D.C.