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US Jobless Claims Move Lower to 358K

Jobless Claims:  Survey:  370K    Actual: 358K   Prior: 367K    Revised:  373K   

Continuing Claims:  Survey: 3500K    Actual:  3515K    Prior: 3437K   Revised: 3451K

EUR/USD continues to move higher on Greek austerity deal news.

ISM Non-Manufacturing Improves, Factory Orders Lower

ISM Non-Manufacturing Composite

  • Survey: 53.2, Actual: 56.8, Prior: 52.6

Factory Orders

  • Survey: 1.5%, Actual: 1.1%, Prior: 1.0%, Revised: 2.2%



US Nonfarm Payrolls Surge, Unemployment Rate Down to 8.3%

Change in Nonfarm Payrolls:   Survey:  140K     Actual:  243K    Prior:  200K      Revision: 203K

Change in Private Payrolls:  Survey: 160K    Actual: 257K     Prior:  212K     Revised: 220K

Change in Manufacturing Payrolls:  Survey: 13K   Actual:  50K   Prior:  23K     Revised:  32K

Unemployment Rate:  Survey:  8.5%     Actual: 8.3%     Prior:  8.5%      

Avg Hourly Earning (MoM) All Emp:    Survey:  0.2%     Actual: 0.2%      Prior:  0.2%         

EU’s Rehn on the Wires


  • Euro governance to be determined this year
  • Closer economic union to complement monetary union
  • Recession to be ‘much nastier’ if crisis not resolved
  • EU going through a ‘mild recession’
  • EU undertaking reformation of Europe’
  • Portugal making ‘good progress’ on fiscal reforms
  • Greek PSI agreement by the end of the week
  • Greece must make ‘decisive progress’ on reforms


CaseShiller Data All Weaker

S&P/CaseShiller Home Price Index:    Actual: 138.49   Prior: 140.30   Revised:  140.30

S&P/CS 20 City (MoM%) SA:  Survey: -0.50%  Actual:  -0.70%   Prior: -0.62%   Revised:  -0.67%

S&P/CS Composite-20 (YOY):   Survey: -3.30%  Actual: -3.67%   Prior: - 3.40%    Revised: – 3.42%

University of Michigan Confidence Rises to 75.0 from Prior and Survey of 74.0

75.0 highlest level since February 2011

Jan 12 vs. Dec 11
Consumer Confidence: 74.0 vs 69.9
Economic Conditions: 82.6 vs 79.6
Economic Outlook: 68.4 vs 63.6

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