Employment and Business Activity Are Extremely Strong

Wednesday was another crosscurrent-filled day that saw massive moves in rates, foreign exchange and oil as equities seemed like they were at a standstill, with the S&P closing up just a couple points. On top of all the volatility in the different asset classes, we have the inauguration coming up on Friday that seems to be keeping many investors on the sidelines as overall equity volume has been fairly low for the week. So while the market churns itself until the inauguration, we can stay focused on the data that will drive the market after Friday.

Wednesday gave us some solid economic data points dealing with two major themes often discussed in this space: employment and business activity....648 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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