A half-dozen Fed speakers and some fresh jobs data could create some waves for markets when bond traders return to their desks Thursday.
One of the first up will be Fed Chair Janet Yellen, who makes welcoming remarks at a Fed conference on post-crisis monetary policy in Washington at 9:30 a.m. ET. But the official who might make more news is New York Fed President William Dudley who speaks on the economic outlook at the New York Economics Club at midday and will be taking questions from the group.
Fed officials have talked up their intention to raise interest rates in December if economic data are strong enough, and last week's monthly employment report gave them another shot of confidence.