Another employment report is coming at the end of the week, and this strategist has a trading plan.
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The latest nonfarm payroll report is due at the end of the week, and Rebecca Patterson, chief investment officer at Bessemer Trust, has a plan to trade it - no matter what the news is.
"This is my thinking: if we get a stronger than consensus payroll number," like a figure above 100,000, then "people will get a little more hopeful on growth," she told CNBC's Melissa Lee.
"If we get a bad payroll number, that's not good for growth - but we already know growth is struggling, and it kind of seals the deal for Fed action in September." If investors are anticipating some stimulus from the Fed, Patterson says they probably will go hunting for yield - just as they would if the news is good.