Sunday, March 4, 2007

The Week Ahead

We have some important economic news coming out.

Monday we have the non-manufacturing ISM survey. This will give us a gauge of the service economy.

Tuesday we have factory orders, which will further clarify the durable goods number from last week. We also have productivity which will help to provide some guidance on the inflation number.

The Beige Book comes out on Wednesday. This is a great read for eco-nerds.

Friday is the big number: jobs. The economy has slowed for the last three quarters, so this figure will either confirm or deny that figure.

We also have markets in a technically bad place, so we should have a wild ride.