from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Another Uncertain Morning

January 5, 2016

After Asian markets stabilized in the global selloff, futures are on the back foot again as European shares weaken and investors once again get caught on the concerns about weakening economic figures around the world. The ISM figure, which came in poor on Monday, has also fanned fears – again – of a possible recession developing, one that would come at an inopportune time for the Fed, which has only recently started raising interest rates.

from Breakingviews:

Jobs and wages mean rate hikes are go!

December 4, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Morgan Stanley tackling final profits puzzle piece

December 1, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Irrational U.S. waiter tips under healthy attack

By Edward Hadas
October 16, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Unconvinced by Rallies

October 1, 2015

For the time being, all rallies in U.S. stocks need to be met with skepticism. The market has not been able to sustain any kind of advance since the turmoil began at the end of August.

from The Great Debate:

If jobs are replaced by technology, what replaces jobs?

By John Lloyd
September 11, 2015

Taxi driver holds a flare in front of a balloon that reads " Out Uber" during a protest against the online car-sharing service Uber in Sao Paulo

A taxi driver holds a flare in front of a balloon that reads " Out Uber" during a protest against the online car service Uber in Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 9, 2015. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Jobs, the Fed and Random Number Generation

September 3, 2015

Heading into payroll day, the more popular betting surrounds the Federal Reserve, and with it a discussion of whether a particular number or set of numbers will be strong enough or weak enough to move the central bank to boost rates in a couple of weeks.

from Breakingviews:

HSBC continues to wind back the clock

June 9, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

I Learned This in Europe

June 4, 2015

It's no secret. The big action in the U.S. markets is going to be tomorrow, as investors await monthly jobs data due out on Friday morning. The expectation is for another strong month of payroll growth somewhere in the range of 230,000 jobs, but of course we will wait to see if there are any increasing signs of wage inflation that would make the Fed more confident in raising rates by September rather than say December.

from Breakingviews:

German job miracle keeps defying gloom-mongers

May 29, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.