Wall Street Welcomes April With Manufacturing Numbers, Jobs Data

Markets will be closed on Friday, though plenty of economic data is still due out

Deputy Editor
Mar 25, 2021 at 2:00 PM
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Next week, there's plenty of economic data to digest as investors say goodbye to March and usher in a new month. The week will start quietly, highlighted by the Case-Shiller national home price index. A deluge of data will follow, including more unemployment numbers, as well as the Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI), and the ISM manufacturing index. The earnings slate will be relatively clean, though Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Cal-Maine Foods (CALM), CarMax (KMX), Chewy (CHWY), lululemon athletica (LULU), and Micron (MU) all have quarterly reports due out. While economic data will continue to roll in toward the end of the week, markets will be closed on Friday in observance of the Good Friday holiday. 

Below is a list of key market events scheduled for the upcoming week. All economic dates listed below are tentative and subject to change.

The week will start out relatively uneventful, with nothing due out on Monday, Mar. 29

On Tuesday, Mar. 30 investors will pore over the Case-Shiller national home price index, and the consumer confidence index. 

The ADP employment report for March, as well as the Chicago PMI, and pending home sales data are all due out on Wednesday, Mar. 31

The new month will start on Thursday, April 1, bringing a bevy of economic data with it, including initial and continuous jobless claims, the Markit manufacturing PMI, the ISM manufacturing index, data on construction spending, and motor vehicles sales. 

Nonfarm payrolls, the unemployment rate, and average hourly earnings will wrap up the week on Friday, April 2, though markets will be closed for Good Friday. 

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