The comprehensive MBSQuoteline Glossary gives you simple definitions for tough market issues and economic jargon. Impress your clients with insight into economic reports, including where they come from, what they are, when they come out and, most importantly, why they matter. What is PCE and why does the Fed watch it so closely? What is the "roll" and how does it affect pricing? What are indirect bidders in a Treasury auction and how do they affect interest rates? Learn answers to these questions and more.
Join Now!
Demo based on market events from: Wednesday May 17, 2017
ADP Employment Change
Who: ADP (a private company)
When: The first Wednesday of each month
What: The ADP National Employment Report® is a measure of nonfarm private employment, based on a subset of aggregated and anonymous payroll data that represents approximately 392,000 of ADP's 500,000 U.S. business clients and roughly 24 million employees working in all 19 of the major North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) private industrial sectors.
Why: The ADP National Employment Report was developed to help meet the need for additional timely and accurate estimates of short-term movements in the national labor market among economists, financial professionals, and government policy-makers. Because ADP pays 1-in-6 private sector employees in the United States every pay period across a broad range of industries, firm sizes, and geographies, it has a unique and significant perspective on the U.S. labor market.
Auction 10yr
The Treasury conducts auctions of many maturities to raise money to fund the deficit. Strong demand often helps MBS prices, while weak demand may push MBS prices lower.