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Morning Matters:

The Week Ahead Dominated By Jobs Data
by Geoff Garbacz

October 1, 2018

The S&P 100, Russell 2000, NASDAQ 100 and Dow Jones Industrial Average were lower for the week. The Big Picture [monthly bias] for the NASDAQ 100, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Russell 2000 and the S&P 100 remains positive.

1.Geopolitical Events. None of note.

2.Economic Releases. Releases of note this week and next include the weekly chain store sales, oil/gas numbers, mortgage applications and jobless claims as well as construction spending, ISM Manufacturing Index, ADP Employment Report, ISM Services, factory orders and the nonfarm payroll.

3.Earnings Releases. Notable releases this upcoming week include SFIX CALM PAYX PEP LEN AYI COST STZ.

Monday, October 1:

August Construction Spending is due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to rise to 0.4% from 0.1%.

September ISM Manufacturing Index is expected to fall to 60.10 from 61.3.

Tuesday, October 2:

General Motors (GM) reports September Car Sales and is a Type 4 Long Squeeze.

Wednesday, October 3:

September ADP Employment Report is due out at 8:15 a.m. EDT and is expected to rise to 184,000 from 163,000.

September ISM Services is due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to fall to 58.2 from 58.5.

Thursday, October 4:

August Factory Orders is due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to rise to 1.80% from -0.80%.

Friday, October 5:

September Nonfarm Payrolls is due out at 8:30 a.m. EDT and is expected to fall to 184,000 from 201,000.

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