Stock Traders Fed Up With Torpor May Not Like August Jobs Jolt

  • 15 of 19 past Augusts have seen payrolls trailing estimates
  • S&P 500 in 1.5% range for 36 days, tightest trading since 1964

What Jobs Number Could Trigger a Fed Rate Hike?

If you’re a trader who’s been fed up with U.S. stocks doing nothing for weeks, Friday’s payrolls report may be the solution.

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