Today's Economic Events

Tyler Durden's picture

8:30: Jobless claims (Week of March 19): Clean reading. Recent special factors affecting the weekly jobless claims reports – holidays, weather – should have faded from the data this week. We believe initial claims remain on a choppy downward trend.
Median forecast (of 48): 383,000; Last: 385,000.
8:30: Durable goods orders (February): Core bounces back. We forecast that durable goods orders increased by 2.0% mom in February, a slightly slower pace of increase than the 2.7% gain in January. However, much more important than the headline figure will be the underlying components related to firms’ capital goods demand. Last month, core capital goods orders (nondefense capital goods excluding civilian aircraft) declined by 6.2% mom – the largest drop since January 2009 (headline durable goods orders managed an increased because of a $7bn gain in aircraft bookings). We suspect that the weakness in core orders partly reflected a “first month of the quarter” bias that we have noticed for this indicator. Other monthly measures of capital goods spending, such as industrial production of business equipment, remain healthy. We therefore look for core durable goods orders to rebound in today’s report.
Median forecast (of 80): +1.2%; Last: 2.7%.

11:00: POMO completed: Fed monetizes $5.5-$7.5 billion of Treasurys maturing 09/30/2013 – 02/28/2015, gives Primary Dealers the spoils.
19:30: Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth Duke on “Changing Circumstances: The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Wealth”. Q&A scheduled.

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jkruffin's picture

I smell a HUGE dollar rally coming very very soon, maybe even as early as later today. There's just something in the air.......and the fact that its the opposite trade of what Goldman is pushing...can't go wrong betting against Goldman these days.

LongSoupLine's picture


POMO today's Thursday.  I believe we have a $25B Treasury program unwind into the markets today yes?

Cash_is_Trash's picture

Collapsing labor force participation bitchezz

ivars's picture

I am puzzled about the uptrend ( yes , its light volumes) in DJIA in the light of all bad things and numbers ....

If there is more of this, i will lose all what i gained shorting earlier.. Not so simple.

Though I am sure stocks are going down from Feb 18th peak till end of May. And it looks they are nearing intermediate maximum today or tomorrow before crashing down below 11500 reached earlier.



dcb's picture

as usual at  end of quarter to hide the repo 105 actions of the big boys, good to be long stocks and bonds. wish the nyfed wasn't so transparent, but what I really wish is to end the fed and put the woprkers in jail where they belong.


I also wish ZH would do some analysis and tie the POMO amounts with significant dates on the calender. to shore up market at end of year profit takings, saw that), and the end quarter stuff is always big.

oh_bama's picture

If claims is higher, it must because

  • layoffs in JAPAN
Careless Whisper's picture

Facebook ignores wiretap laws. Needs to sell your conversations to make money.

"As it is, people wonder if Facebook is monitoring their conversations. This pretty much confirms that Facebook is."


Careless Whisper's picture

157 foreclosure bank lawyers under investigation by Florida Bar Assoc.

President of Bar Association blames the forgeries and other unlawful acts on "young lawyers".


augie's picture

anyone have any insight into who covered or purchased around 15k /es

around 0545, and 8k at around 0800 this morning?

insert jpm joke here/

(serious question though)

Careless Whisper's picture

price chop of the day:

fitty cent cuts price of fitty thousand square foot mansion in half