It's all about the February employment report this morning, with Wall Street waiting for this week's biggest hint to the future course of interest rates. (TheStreet.com previewed the report in a story yesterday.)
Elsewhere, the pickings are slim. There's one IPO quiet period expiring, and no
Forecasts are from
. Times are Eastern. For a longer-term economic calendar and more, see
- 8:30 a.m.:Nonfarm payrolls for February. Source:
Labor Department. Forecast: 206,000. Previous: 387,000.
Unemployment rate: Forecast: 4.0%. Previous: 4.0%.
Average hourly earnings: Forecast: +0.3%. Previous: +0.4%.
Average workweek: Forecast: 34.5. Previous: 34.6%.
10 a.m.:Factory orders for January. Source:
Census Bureau. Forecast: N/A. Previous: +3.3%.
10 a.m.:Purchasing Managers' Non-Manufacturing Index for January. Source:
National Association of Purchasing Management. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 52.5.
10 a.m.:Consumer Sentiment Index for February -- final. Source:
University of Michigan. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 111.2 (February preliminary); 112 (January).
IPO Quiet Period Expiring
Ben Holmes, who heads
ipoPros.com subsidiary, keeps a close eye on quiet-period expirations every week. For more on quiet periods and why they matter, check out Holmes' refresher on the subject.