I don’t think so, replies Guy Adami.
We have looked at big movements in the market, both treasuries and stocks on employment day, LaVorgna adds. The market reacts for about a half an hour and then it doesn’t matter. It just stops. That’s because the market is forward looking and the employment numbers are backward looking.
He adds, the market could react to the employment number if it’s strong. That could suggest to the Fed it doesn’t have to ease rates. Then, the stock market has to deal with the possibility that the Fed is done.
How do you trade the jobs number?
Jeff Macke suggests investors should take profits in consumer stocks, because if the number is weak, they will get beaten to a pulp.
I think you’re protected more from a weak number than a strong number adds LaVorgna. If it’s low The Fed is more likely to come to the rescue.
Got something to say? Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and your comment might be posted on the Rapid Recap! Prefer to keep it between us? You can still send questions and comments to email@example.com.
Trader disclosure: On Oct 3, 2007, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders: Macke Owns (DIS), (HAS), (INTC); Macke Owned (DIS) And (HAS) On 9/10/07; Najarian Owns (BIDU); Najarian Owns (GS) Options; Finerman Owns (GS); Finerman Is Short (WYNN); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (KALU); Finerman's Firm Owns (ASD), (BWS), (NYX),(NMX), (BEAS), (PSS), (NVT); Finerman's Firm Owns S&P 500 Puts; Finerman's Firm Owns Russell 2000 Puts