Trading Radar: Jobs Data, Bank of Japan, and More Earnings

By Michael Sedacca  OCT 26, 2012 4:15 PM

Economics, earnings reports, and market events for the week ahead.


MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Jobs data will be the highlight of the next week, along with additional information pertaining to this Friday's GDP figures. The first estimate for 3Q GDP saw the US growing at an annual rate of 2.0%. If the PCE Deflator figures come in as expected, this would imply real GDP growth of 0.4%. Friday's nonfarm payroll estimates expect a monthly gain of 120,000 jobs, up from last month's 114,000. However, the unemployment rate is expected to rise from 7.8% to 7.9%.

Globally, the highlight of the week will be the Bank of Japan's rate decision. Because the BoJ's cash rate is already near zero, its only way to stimulate the Japanese economy is through asset purchases. It is widely expected that the BoJ will increase its asset purchase plan by 10 trillion yen, or about $160 billion. Outside of monetary policy, Germany will report the employment figures and the eurozone will report a number of consumer confidence figures.

Earnings wise, the highlights will be Visa (NYSE:V), Mastercard (NYSE:MA), Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), Ocwen Financial (NYSE:OCN), Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), Ford (NYSE:F), General Motors (NYSE:GM), and LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD).

Monday, October 29

US Economics (Time Zone: EDT)
08:30 Personal Income – consensus 0.4%, prior 0.1%
08:30 Personal Spending – consensus 0.6%, prior 0.5%
08:30 PCE Deflator YoY – consensus 1.6%, prior 1.5%
08:30 PCE Core YoY – consensus 1.7%, prior 1.6%
10:30 Dallas Fed – consensus -1.5, prior -0.9
11:00 Fed to sell $7b-$8b in 3-year notes
11:30 Treasury to sell $32b 3-month, $28b 6-month bills

Global Economics (Time Zone: GMT)

09:30 GBP Consumer Credit
13:00 EUR German CPI
23:50 JPY Industrial Production
Burger King (BKW)
Hertz (HTZ)
Anadarko Petroleum (APC)
Cavium (CAVM)
American Capital Agency (AGNC)

Tuesday, October 30

US Economics (Time Zone: EDT)

09:00 S&P/Case Schiller 20 City MoM – consensus 0.50%, prior 0.44%
09:00 S&P/Case Schiller-20 YoY – consensus 1.90%, prior 1.20%
10:00 Consumer Confidence – consensus 72.5, prior 70.3
11:00 Fed purchasing $1.75b-$2.25b notes in 25 to 30-year range
11:30 US to sell 4-week bills

Global Economics (Time Zone: GMT)

JPY BoJ Rate Decision
07:00 CHF UBS Consumption Indicator
10:00 EUR German Unemployment Rate
10:00 EUR Eurozone Consumer Confidence
23:15 JPY Manufacturing PMI
10:30 UK to sell GBP 1.5b 3-year notes
11:00 Italy to sell EU4b 5, 10-year notes


Cummins (CMI)
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
Stillwater Mining (SWC)
Pfizer (PFE)
Ford (F)
SiriusXM (SIRI)
JDS Uniphase (JDSU)
Pitney Bowes (PBI)
Shutterfly (SFLY)
Dendreon (DNDN)
US Steel (X)
TDAmeritrade (AMTD)
Office Depot (ODP)

Wednesday, October 31

US Economics (Time Zone: EDT)

07:00 MBA Mortgage Purchase Index
08:30 Employment Cost Index – consensus 0.4%, prior 0.5%
09:45 Chicago PMI – consensus 51.5, prior 49.7
11:00 Fed to buy $4.25b-$5.25b 6 to 8-year notes

Global Economics (Time Zone: GMT)

00:30 AUD Private Sector Credit
05:00 JPY Housing Starts
10:00 EUR Eurozone CPI
10:00 Italy to sell bills
10:30 Germany to sell EU4b in 10-year notes


Time Warner Cable (TWC)
General Motors (GM)
Mastercard (MA)
MGM Resorts (MGM)
Hyatt (H)
McGraw Hill (MHP)
Allstate (ALL)
Visa (V)
Metlife (MET)
First Solar (FSLR)
Caesars Entertainment (CZR)

Thursday, November 1

US Economics (Time Zone: EDT)
08:30 Initial Jobless Claims – consensus 370K, prior 369K
08:30 Continuing Claims – consensus 3254K, prior 3254K
08:15 ADP Employment Change – consensus 135k, prior 162K
08:30 Nonfarm Productivity – consensus 1.5%, prior 2.2%
08:30 Unit Labor Costs – consensus 1.1%, prior 1.5%
08:58 Markit US PMI – consensus 51.5
10:00 ISM Manufacturing – consensus 51.1, prior 51.5
10:00 ISM Prices Paid – consensus 56.5, prior 58.0
10:00 Construction Spending – consensus 0.7%, prior -0.6%
5:00 Total Vehicle Sales – consensus 15M, prior 14.88M
5:00 Domestic Vehicle Sales – consensus 11.50M, prior 11.49M

Global Economics (Time Zone: GMT)

01:00 CNY Manufacturing PMI
05:00 JPY Vehicle Sales
07:00 GBP Home Prices
08:15 CHF Retail Sales
09:30 GBP PMI
10:30 UK to sell GBP900m I/L 35-year bonds


Ocwen Financial (OCN)
Royal Gold (RGLD)
Marathon Petroleum (MPC)
Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Cigna (CI)
Kellogg (K)
GLUU Mobile (GLUU)
Yelp (YELP)
Starbucks (SBUX)
Chesapeake Energy (CHK) (PCLN)
Skyworks (SWKS)
Las Vegas Sands (LVS)
Linkedin (LNKD)
Cablevision (CVC)

Friday, November 2
US Economics (Time Zone: EDT)

08:30 Nonfarm Payrolls – consensus 120K, prior 114K
08:30 Private Payrolls – consensus 123K, prior 104K
08:30 Manufacturing Payrolls – consensus -4K, prior -16K
08:30 Unemployment Rate – consensus 7.9%, prior 7.8%
09:45 ISM New York – prior 52.9
10:00 Factory Orders – consensus 4.5%, prior -5.2%

Global Economics (Time Zone: GMT)

00:30 AUD PPI
09:00 EUR Eurozone PMI (2nd revision)
09:30 GBP PMI
12:30 CAD Unemployment Rate
10:00 Italy to sell bills

Madison Square Garden (MSG)
Alpha Natural Resources (ANR)

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