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S&P500  -0.61%(2,461.43); NASDAQ  -1.17% (6,360.19); DJIA  -0.86% (21,797.79)


This week’s reports:

  • Q2 2017 Non-farm Productivity rose 1.5% from Q1’s +0.9%. Unit Labor Costs rose 0.2% from Q1’s +0.6%.
  • July’s Consumer Credit rose $18.5 billion from June’s +$11.8 billion. The increase in credit was led by a surge in non-revolving debt, which rose by $15.9 billion, its biggest rise since October 2016.
  • August’s Markit Services PMI fell to 56.0 from July’s 56.9. Composite PMI fell to 55.3 from July’s 56.0.
  • August’s ISM Non-Manufacturing rose to 55.3 from July’s 53.9.
  • July’s Factory orders fell 3.3% from June’s +3.2%.
  • Initial Jobless Claims for the week ending September 1st rose by 52K to 298K. Continuing Jobless Claims for the week ending August 25th fell by 5K to 1,940K.


  • US stocks closed lower, finishing a holiday-shortened week with modest losses, as investors traded cautiously ahead of a potential missile test by North Korea and Hurricane Irma’s arrival on the Florida coast over the weekend.




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