After last week's U.S. nonfarm payrolls data, Jim O'Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, discusses how significant the wage decline in America is.» Read More
Stocks come off their worst week of the new year with investors wondering if the bull market will keep running — or lay down and take a nap.
March’s disappointing jobs report shows the reversal of warm weather hiring, but also some troubling trends that are already sparking talk of more Federal Reserve easing.
The non-farm payroll number for March is up only 120,000 vs. 240,000 (revised) in February, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson. The number is far below expectations of 203,000, with Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics; Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan Asset Management, Institutional; Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial; Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago; and CNBC's Steve Liesman, Joe Kernen and Rick Santelli. Private sector jobs were up 121,000 vs. 233,000 in February. The unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in March vs. 8.3 percent in February. And the average workweek in March was 34.5 hours in March vs. 34.6 hours in February.
Spain weighs on the euro and nonfarm payrolls loom - it's time for your FX Fix.
The jobs report will be released Friday, even though the market is closed for Good Friday. The market is expecting to see another 200,000+ month—another sign that the job market is improving.
The U.S. dollar has had a great week, and this strategist thinks there is more to come.
New Canadian employment data beat forecasts, and that has implications for the U.S. economy and the dollar.
Here's a simple strategy to play Friday's employment report using the euro and the dollar.
Crude oil had a rough week, but this strategist thinks it won't last. Here's how to play the price drop using currencies.
This strategist believes the Japanese currency is headed for a fall.
If Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke stays mum on quantitative easing, here's what to do.
With Greece out of the woods for now, this strategist is eyeing a bullish currency trade.
"We have jobs but not a full recovery,"says Lee Munson, Portfolio chief investment officer, discussing Greece, Friday's markets, stock picks, and the outlook on the U.S. economy, with Jim Lacamp, UBS senior vp investments.
Chinese inflation slows and the nonfarm payroll report looms - it's time for your FX Fix.
The Gallup Poll's top economist sees a big unemployment jump to 9.1%. Discussing Friday's jobs report and how to keep Americans working, with CNBC'S Rick Santelli, and John Lonski, Moody's Analytics chief economist.
Participation in the Greek debt deal looks good, but pitfalls still lie ahead, this strategist says.
Ready for the latest employment data? This strategist has a trading plan.
Strategists are looking for ways to trade on the signs of U.S. economic renewal.
Sometimes a crisis can force real reform.
Down to the wire again in Greece, and the dollar looks like a refuge - it's time for your FX Fix.