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  1. Jobs Report - June

    Strong job growth is back: Payrolls jump in June well above expectations

    Nonfarm payrolls rose 224,000 in June, well above market expectations of 165,000, according to the Labor Department.

    The unemployment rate hedged higher to 3.7% but was still near 50-year lows.

    Wage growth was 3.1% year over year, one-tenth of a point below market expectations.

    Stocks opened lower on the news and government bond yields surged.
  2. Positive holiday action heading into the jobs report

    The stock market took the positive seasonality surrounding the 4th of July very seriously, and in the half day of trading on the 3rd, stocks rallied sharply - more than the typical pre-4th of July rally. The Dow gained 179-points, and we saw gains of close to 3/4 of a percent in most of the major indices.

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