Continuous Jobless claims 1,943K vs 1,900K expected on 28.12.2017
- Prior Initial claims 245K
- Prior continuous claims 1,932K
- Also out Nov Trade balance: $ – 69.68B , vs -67.7B exp, prior -68.1B
- Wholesale inventories m/m : 0.7% vs 0.4% exp, prior -0.5%
Smalls weaker than expected but the year end flows and option expiries are what the market concentrates on this time of the week.