The U.S. economy added more than half a million new jobs in October, the Labor Department data revealed. The figure came in higher than expected by analysts.
The Bureau for Labor Statistics data showed that 531,000 jobs were added in October, compared to the Street forecast of 450,000. The increase in hiring is almost double the job gains in September.
The private sector added 604,000 new jobs last month. Government was the only sector in which employment fell.
The unemployment rate fell to 4.6% , from 4.8%.
However, labor force participation remains tepid. The number of people who joined the labor force only rose by 104,000, leading to a participation rate of just 61.6%. The labor-force participation rate has not shown any significant increase over the past year and remains near the lowest level since the early 1970s.
Labor shortage is a potential reason behind the upward push to wages, as companies try to boost pay in order to attract enough workers. Hourly wages rose again in October and they have increased +4.9% in the last 12 months, one of the steepest increases in decades.
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for SPY turned positive on May 26, 2023. Looking at past instances where SPY's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 49 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on May 25, 2023. You may want to consider a long position or call options on SPY as a result. In of 67 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where SPY advanced for three days, in of 361 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Aroon Indicator entered an Uptrend today. In of 425 cases where SPY Aroon's Indicator entered an Uptrend, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are .
The Stochastic Oscillator entered the overbought zone. Expect a price pull-back in the foreseeable future.
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where SPY declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
SPY broke above its upper Bollinger Band on May 18, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, SPY has been closely correlated with IVV. These tickers have moved in lockstep 100% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if SPY jumps, then IVV could also see price increases.
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