Important Reports First Week In February

January 30, 2017 6:44AM CST

On February 2 nd at 7:30 AM CST, the Challenger Job Cuts Report will be announced. This monthly report provides information on the number of announced corporate layoffs. It is produced by Challenger and tracks layoffs by industry and region. It is also an indicator used by investors to determine the strength of the labor market. It is important to note that although the Challenger Job Cut Report could be used as a leading indicator for new jobless claims, not all layoff announcements result in job losses in the near term. Some companies will announce layoffs that will take place further into the future. In a situation such as this, people may quit voluntarily, or the company’s organization may restructure in order to keep their employees.

This report is broken down by industry, which is valuable to provide insight into market trends that will likely affect prices of stocks and commodities in each of these industries. Will this report affect your commodity position?

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