Following the second straight poor jobs report, the Federal Reserve is in a tough spot – does it move forward with tightening policies to slow inflation at the expense of the labor market? Well, this week the other shoe drops when the September consumer price index is released. A strong inflation print will put the Fed in a difficult position during their November meeting.
In addition to a busy week for economic data releases, the third quarter earnings season picks up steam next week highlighted by big banks announcing their earnings. I will be paying close attention to what the banks have to say not only about the health of their businesses but the health of the overall economy.
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