Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 156,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.4%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in manufacturing, construction, professional and technical services, health care, and mining. Household Survey Data In August, the unemployment rate, at 4.4%, and the number of unemployed persons, at 7.1 million, were little changed. After declining earlier in the year, the unemployment rate has been either 4.3% or 4.4% since April.
Open interest records: VIX futures hit a new record for open interest with more than 673,000 contracts on August 7, and VIX options reached a new record for open interest with 14,783,380 contracts open on Aug. 15. Volume records: Aug.10 was an all-time record volume day for both VIX futures (volume of 942,109 contacts) and for VIX options (volume of 2,538,121 contracts).
IEX plans to charge “simpler, cheaper” listing fees, according to IEX head of listings Sara Furber. In October, IEX will roll out a flat fee structure for the first companies that call its Investors' Exchange their home, Furber said.
A joint meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee and the Board of Governors was held in the offices of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. and continued on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.3%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in food services and drinking places, professional and business services, and health care. Household Survey Data Both the unemployment rate, at 4.3%, and the number of unemployed persons, at 7.0 million, changed little in July. After declining earlier in the year, the unemployment rate has shown little movement in recent months.
Wedbush Securities, a non-bank Broker Dealer and Futures Commission Merchant, announces the transition of Tom Anderson and Tom Chlada, from Wedbush Securities to RCM Alternatives. This transition is intended to be part of a larger collaboration with RCM on several fronts meant to further solidify the firm’s relationship with the firm, which is one of the largest independent introducing brokers in the futures space, according to the Wedbush.