Today's Economic Data Docket - Trade Balance, JOLTS, New POMO Schedule, More Bond Issuance

Tyler Durden's picture

Today, we get the March trade balance and JOLTS reports. Also, the Treasury continues its exercises in debt ceiling breach by issuing another $24 billion in 10 Year notes, while the Fed explains its monetization intentions for the next month as it releases the latest POMO schedule at 2 pm EDT.
8:30: The US trade balance (March): Oil price effect. We forecast that the trade balance widened to -$48bn from -$45.8bn last month as higher oil prices pushed up the nominal value of petroleum imports. In its advance estimate of Q1 GDP, the Commerce Department also assumed a sizable widening of the trade balance.
GS: -$48bn, median forecast (of 72) -$47bn; last -$45.8bn.
10:00 JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey) (March). The monthly JOLTS report includes data on gross labor market flows, and therefore provides more detail on current job conditions than the timelier Employment Report. The improvement in private payroll growth suggests the report may show increased job openings and hiring activity. The data in the report is probably too old to determine the cause of the recent rise in jobless claims.
12:15: Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart on the economic outlook.
13:00: Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota on “Some Contingent Planning for Monetary Policy”. Q&A scheduled.
13:00: Cleveland Fed President Sandra Pianalto on the economic outlook and monetary policy. Q&A scheduled.

13:00: Treasury issues another $24 billion in 10 Year bonds. Unclear how these will settle under the debt ceiling

14:00: The US budget balance (April). The CBO estimates that the April budget deficit declined to $41bn from $83bn in the same month last year. The reduction mostly reflects a substantial improvement in tax receipts, and particularly non-withheld personal income and payrolls tax payments.
CBO -$41bn; median forecast (of 25) -$41bn; last (April 2010): -$83bn.

14:00: Fed releases new POMO schedule at 2:00 pm

from GS and ZH

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HelluvaEngineer's picture

Now that the ceiling and all other constraints on government have been rendered irrelevant, why not really crank POMO?  100 billion a day ought to do it.

magpie's picture

First, the deficit of a few hours is covered by the sale of AIG shares to American patriot investors.

Tortfeasor's picture

Debt ceiling manipulation is another item labelled "Shit I'd love to see explained, but never will".  Very interested to know what frauds they will be pulling off in the next few weeks to keep us below the "ceiling".

Cash_is_Trash's picture

Trade surpluses are such a thing of the past. (!)

uhb's picture

yeah, they are so 1982.....

squexx's picture

Pre-jolt information, PM's are heading down.

lolmao500's picture

I guess they are getting the money to buy treasuries from the pension funds.

Sandy15's picture

that is just funny.........  you are right, so I had to laugh at the comment!!

Cursive's picture

Maybe they are waiting for Friday the 13th or something.

augie's picture

I thought it was the 11th of the month that is discounted from monthly data?

Urban Roman's picture

8:00 Round II of Silver Bear Raid ...

oogs66's picture

the spin is out already.  U.S. Exports in march rise to record 172.7 billion.   Trade balance ex petroleum products drops to 16.9 billion from 20 billion.


please ignore the headlines, only what we tell you matters, matters

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woodashes's picture

since spending and bond issuance is completely disconnected from consequence and relevance to taxation why not just end taxation completely.