Rover's Weekly Market Brief - 11/06/2020

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DJIA: 28,323.40 (+6.87%)

NASDAQ: 11,895.00 (+9.01%)

S&P 500: 3,509.44 (+7.32%)


Gold: 1,952.50 (+3.86%)

Copper: 315.50 (+3.53%)

Crude Oil: 37.45 (+4.64%)

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The Commerce Department announced that September’s new orders for manufactured goods rose 1.1% to $475 billion after rising 0.6% in August. Demand for transportation equipment led the way, while orders for machinery, furniture and electrical equipment fell.  Unfilled orders at factories fell 0.2%, factory inventories were unchanged for the second consecutive month, while shipments of manufactured goods rose 0.3%. Orders for non-defense capital goods, excluding aircraft, which are considered a measure of companies’ spending plans on equipment, rose 1.0%. Basic capital goods shipments, which are used to calculate business capital expenditure in the GDP report, increased 0.5%. In assessing the overall recovery post lockdown, the total orders were still 4.3% lower than in February.

The U.S. Census Bureau reported that the U.S. trade deficit narrowed in September after hitting a 14-year high in August. The gap narrowed to $63.9 billion in September, down 4.7% from a deficit of $67 billion in August. Exports in September rose 2.6% to $176.4 billion, led by the food and beverage category, where shipments of $12.9 billion were the highest since July 2012. Soybean shipments to China accounted for a large part of the increase.  Imports rose 0.5% to $ 240.2 billion.

The Labor Department reported nonfarm productivity increased 4.9% in the third quarter, following an even larger increase of 10.6% in the second quarter. Labor costs fell 8.9% after increasing 8.5% in the second quarter. Production increased by 43.5% in the third quarter compared to a contraction of 36.8% in the second quarter, while hours worked increased by 36.8% compared to a contraction of 42.9% in the previous quarter. The figures show companies are employing fewer people to do more work.

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