May Jobs Report

Nonfarm payroll increased by 75,000 in May (263,000 reported, actual revised 153,000)Unemployment steady at 3.6%Employment continued to trend up in professional and business services and in health care. Number of unemployed persons little changed at 5.9 million(5.8 million) **April numbers in parentheses Consensus estimate according to fxstreet.com was 185,000 increase, so far less than forecast. … Continue reading May Jobs Report

Zin Zen

Stocks less affected by U.S. market movements are showing renewed strength after falling out of favor last year. The S&P 500 Low Volatility Index’s ratio to the S&P 500 Index closed Monday at its highest reading since August 2016, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The low-volatility gauge consists of 100 stocks with the smallest … Continue reading Zin Zen