• 19 Dec 2013 at 4:55 PM

Maybe The Fed Jumped The Gun A Little?

A day late come the kind of “meh, not great” economic indicators that could have saved us from yesterday’s “modest” taper. Read more »

  • 12 Sep 2013 at 4:27 PM

Those Jobs Numbers Did Look Too Good To Be True

So, a couple of states—a big one and a small one, to be precise—screwed up a little in reporting unemployment claims to Washington. No big deal, right? Read more »

Unemployment claims are up a little.

Initial jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs across the U.S., rose by 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 343,000 in the week ended July 20, the Labor Department said Thursday. Also, the prior week’s figure was revised to 336,000 new claims from an initially reported 334,000. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires had expected 340,000 new claims would be filed in the latest week.

But they’re getting easier to predict! Read more »

  • 28 Mar 2013 at 3:10 PM

Mixed Bag From The Only Two Economies That Matter

A little bit of good news on economic growth from the U.S. and retail sales from Germany. A little bit of bad news on jobs from both. Read more »

  • 03 Jan 2013 at 4:00 PM

Mess of New Jobs, Higher Unemployment Greet 2013

It seems like everyone’s got it in for Treasurys this New Year.

U.S. Treasurys swerved into negative territory Thursday after an economic release showed a far greater number of private-sector jobs were created in December than expected.

Automatic Data Processing and Moody’s Analytics reported a 215,000 increase in jobs, compared to 150,000 anticipated by most economists. The upbeat reading bodes well for the much-watched nonfarm payrolls report out Friday.

Of course, all those new jobs couldn’t stop this: Read more »

  • 18 Apr 2012 at 5:12 PM

Dealbreaker Career Center

Are you looking for the next challenge? A Wall Street firm is looking for a corporate credit risk modeler. A top-tier investment management firm is looking to hire a long-only investment manager research associate in Greenwich. And MetLife is looking for a financial consultant for its treasury department in New York. [DBCC]

  • 12 Apr 2012 at 2:17 PM

Dealbreaker Career Center

Want to change things up? A top commodities trading house is looking for a team of coal traders in Stamford. AIG is looking for a sovereign analyst in New York. And a global investment bank is looking for a director of market risk for its OTC clearing business. [DBCC]