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The Employment Situation: The Bureau of Labor Statistics Monthly Report

The Employment Situation

One goal of the Federal Reserve Board’s dual mandate is “maximum sustainable employment”. The August unemployment numbers (aka the monthly Employment Situation Report) are set to be released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, September 2nd. This report has the potential to move the needle in the markets in a significant way, and should be on every trader’s radar.

On this recent episode of See the Futures, NinjaTrader’s Jim Cagnina and special guest Bobby Iaccino discussed the potential impact of this report on the CME futures markets.

Topics include:

  • A look at the Fed’s gathering at Jackson Hole. What happened and why does it matter?
  • Examining inflation and current market activity from a trader’s perspective.
  • Discussing the previous U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Are there telltale indicators for the upcoming report or are the tea leaves too difficult to read?
  • In-depth charting and advanced technical analysis on recent price action for some benchmark CME futures products including:
    – E-mini-S&P500
    – Crude Oil
    – Copper
    – Euro FX
    – 2-Year Treasury Note
  • Oil in the news. Discussing recent domestic and global happenings and their impacts on Crude Oil futures.
  • Q&A with Bob and Jim

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