The jobs report comes out Thursday at 8:30am. What will it do to the stock market?
For insights we turn to Mike Darda, MKM Partners chief economist. Following is a summary of the main points made by Darda during his appearance on Fast Money.
“Non-farm payrolls should be down about 50,000 in June,” he says, “extending a string of declines, but not large ones considering the size of the labor force or what we usually see in recessions.”
Sounds dismal but it might not be negative for stocks. According to Darda the bad news is already priced in.
“The stock market has already priced for an exceptionally weak second half and no job growth, so I don’t think it makes any sense to get bearish now with a near 20% decline already behind us.”