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  1. April Jobs Report

    Nonfarm payrolls increased by 164,000 in April, vs 192,000 jobs expected

    • The unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in April, an 18-year low, even as nonfarm payrolls rose by just 164,000, the BLS says.
    • Economists surveyed by Reuters had expected payroll growth of 192,000 and the jobless rate to drop by one-tenth of a percent to 4.0 percent.
    • The closely watched average hourly earnings number rose by 4 cents, equating to a 2.6 percent annualized gain, a shade less than expected.
  2. The 200 Day Average holds again

    The intraday swings continue to be quite wide, and if you don't like what you're seeing in the market in the morning, just wait until the afternoon or close to see if you like it better. The Dow was down almost 400-points at the lows on Thursday so it was a major positive reversal day since it closed in positive territory. The other major indices were all down on the day, but each saw impressive positive reversals.

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