Rise and Shine For The Week Ahead (11 Oct)
10 Oct 2021
"Hot" On The Plate
US Macro - US markets were weaker on Friday due to a weak jobs report, although major US indexes closed up for the week.
US debt ceiling deal reached. The US avoided the risk of a default this month, after the US senate approved to temporarily increase the federal government's debt ciling of $28.4T, putting off the decision till 3 December for a longer term remedy. The bill will now be passed on to the House of Representatives, which needs to approve it before President Joe Biden can sign it into law.
Weak US jobs report. Following a weak jobs report in August, the US reported another month of disappointing jobs report in September of just 194,000 (lowest since Dec 2020) vs estimates of 500,000. Nonetheless, unemployment dipped to 4.8% in September as number of unemployed people fell by 710,000 to 7.7 million.
US earnings season. US corporate earnings season for 4Q is expected to start kicking in from next week with major banks such as JPMorgan (Wed), Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargos and Bank of America on Thursday, and Goldman Sachs on Friday. (More on what to expect from banks earnings - here)
Supply chain problems have negatively affected companies during this COVID-19 period, with 71% of S&P500 companies citing negative impact from the supply chain on their 3Q earnings calls, according to Factset. Other factors include labour costs and impact of COVID
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