The Dow Jones Industrials Average
Gain / Loss
Gain / Loss %
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||+78.2||+0.61%||12,837|
The forest from the trees
The news moving the markets today was all about the macro data. There was an upbeat report on jobs growth from Automatic Data Processing
There was also news that the Federal Reserve would consider buying more bonds if the economy shows further signs of weakness in the months ahead. The move would be taken to ease inflation concerns.
The specific movers
While not a member of the Dow, Apple
What comes next
The Department of Labor is releasing its initial jobless-claim numbers tomorrow, and many are hoping they echo the better-than-expected jobs numbers from today. The nonfarm payroll figures and the employment report will both be released on Friday, so look for a lot of movement on those days.
If today's numbers from ADP are any indication of things to come, it should be a good week for investors.
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