Every trading day, Numbers By Barron's breaks down the market's most important stories into three essential numbers.
1.2 Million Americans Filed for Jobless Benefits Last Week
Ten billionaire families spent a fortune on Trump's campaign. And both unemployment claims and new business applications are up. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
Federal Reserve's Corporate Bond and ETF Portfolio Hits $14 Billion
The Federal Reserve's corporate bond and corporate bond ETF portfolio is on the rise. Aggregate financing to the real economy is up in China. And consumer services have the slowest inflation rate since 2011. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
393,000 Americans Laid Off From Restaurants and Hotels in November
The default rate for U.S. high-yield bond debt is up. The rate of layoffs for restaurants and hotels is at its highest level since the spring. And Brazilian government spending rose 40% in 2020. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
81% of Additional American Electricity Set to Come from Renewables
The correlation between the U.S. investment grade corporate bond index and the S&P 500 is the tightest since 1998. 39% of Americans could cover an unexpected expense with savings. And Texas and Florida are driving renewable energy projects. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
S&P 500 Earnings Expected to Decline 12% in Fourth Quarter
Earnings season kicks off, and expected to be down, particularly in the energy sector. But health care, consumer staples, and utilities may be up. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
Tesla's 8% Rise Is a Record Breaker
Five companies on the clock to remain S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats. Tesla stock crosses the $800 barrier. And oil and gas stocks are 2021's big winners so far.
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