Instant view: Private sector adds 110,000 jobs in October
OMER ESINER, CHIEF MARKET ANALYST, COMMONWEALTH FOREIGN EXCHANGE, WASHINGTON
"It was mostly in line with expectations. It's not likely to prompt any major adjustment to Friday's forecast. So I think the data is likely to take a backseat to the Fed announcement later today as well as ongoing developments in Europe."
PETER JANKOVSKIS, CO-CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER AT OAKBROOK INVESTMENTS LLC, LISLE, ILLINOIS
"I'd suspect the reaction to that number should be positive.
"It is not a huge amount better, but the fact that it was better than expected and there was a revision in the last month's number is a pretty encouraging sign.
"Certainly this is encouraging now, but I think Europe is the big show and what (markets) are watching right now."
STOCKS: U.S. stock index futures add to gains.
BONDS: U.S. Treasuries prices add to losses, fall in 30-year long bond price briefly deepens to two points on day.
FOREX: The dollar slightly extends losses versus euro.