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Market Brief – Friday 8/5/22

Stocks started the day sharply lower, and Treasury yields sharply higher as July’s Nonfarm Payroll report showed the economy is still running strong.

Nonfarm Payrolls beat expectations in June as +528k jobs were created. Average hourly earnings rose +0.5% in June and +5.2% from this time last year. Hours worked were unchanged at 34.6. The Unemployment Rate fell to 3.5% and the Participation Rate fell slightly to 62.1%.

Despite investors attempting to buy the overnight dip, stocks closed lower on the day. Treasury yields reversed some of their overnight rise and closed higher on the day.