This Week’s Manufacturing, Trade And Employment Reports: My Predictions

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Posted: Feb 02, 2018 9:46 AM
This Week’s Manufacturing, Trade And Employment Reports: My Predictions

Forecasts for the Weeks of February 5 and 12


Forecast

Prior Observation

Consensus


Week of February 5





February 5





PMI Services Index - January

53.3

53.3

53.3







ISM Services - January

57.0

55.9

56.2







February 6





International Trade - December

-$51.8B

-50.5

-51.9


JOLTS - December

5.900

5.879

5.900







February 7





Consumer Credit - December

$20.0B

28.0

20.0







February 8





Initial Unemployment Claims

235K

230

235







February 9





Wholesale Inventories - December

0.2%

0.2

0.2