Love it or hate it, ADP data matters when it's as far from consensus as it was this morning (otherwise, it's been having less and less of an impact). Even today, that diminished relevance shines through as bond markets sold-off less than they would have if we'd seen a similar 'beat' in 2013.
What this morning's ADP report IS able to accomplish however, is a rounding-out of what has been an almost exclusively positive set of June employment metrics to stand as evidence for tomorrow's NFP verdict. That collection of data suggests the 212k NFP forecast is too low considering last month's was 217k. If that happens, NFP will be one of the only June metrics that deteriorated.
All that having been said, it wouldn't be the first time NFP bucked the trend, and in fact the historical tendency is for payrolls to miss in June but for unemployment to improve. On another positive note, today's sell-off very likely positions bond markets for a slightly higher than expected reading tomorrow. In other words, some of today's weakness accounts for tomorrow's potential weakness, hopefully allowing bonds to soak up more of a 'beat' without feeling the need to sell-off further.
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