Macro Briefing: 2 November 2018

Trump says he had ‘good’ conversation with China’s Xi on trade: CNBC
US will give 8 nations waivers to buy Iranian oil: Bloomberg
US job growth expected to accelerate in today’s Oct report: Reuters
Cook Political Report lifts forecast of Dems’ edge in House race: WashEx
ISM Mfg Index fell to six-month low in Oct: MarketWatch
US Mfg PMI ticks up in Oct, signaling moderate growth: IHS Markit
US job cuts surge in Oct, mostly due to Verizon: 24/7 Wall St
Jobless claims in US fell last week, reaffirming strong labor market: CNBC
US construction spending flat in Sep after sharp rise: MarketWatch.
W. Texas Intermediate crude oil slumped to 7-mo low on Thursday: MarketWatch