Here’s Comes the Data


Stocks ended flat Wednesday; the DJIA down 0.08%, the S&P 500 up 0.02%, and the Nasdaq down 0.36%. This caps off a weak month of October with the major indexes losing 2.5%, 2%, and 4.5%, respectively.

And now, here comes the data. After this week's two-day market closure due to Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. financial markets will get hit with a slew of delayed economic reports. (See Related: Stock Market Reopens: Back to Business as Usual?)

Here's what's on tap this morning:

-ADP employment report (Oct)

-Markit Manufacturing index (Oct)

-ISM Manufacturing (Oct)

-Retail Same-Store Sales (Oct)

-Auto Sales (Oct)

-Weekly Initial jobless claims

-Productivity & Costs (Q3)

-Consumer Confidence (Oct)

-Construction Spending (Sep)

All of this ahead of the key October employment report due out Friday morning at 8:30am et. (See Related: Jobs Report Could Be a Deciding Factor in Election)

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