Highlights of the economic calendar

Highlights of the economic calendar

It was a busy week on the economic calendar to end the month of April and the beginning of May will match it.

Earnings continue in the equity market but on the macro scene, the numbers will continue to roll in as well.

Some highlights starting with Monday:

  • ISM manufacturing
  • Construction spending
  • Final Markit manufacturing PMI
  • Auto sales

Tuesday:

  • Trade balance
  • Factory orders
  • Durable goods orders

Wednesday:

  • ADP employment
  • Markit final services PMI
  • ISM non-manufacturing

Thursday:

  • Initial jobless claims

Friday:

  • Non-farm payrolls

On the global calendar, the Bank of England rate decision is a big one, with taper talk increasing by the day.

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