09|29|2020

Leading Indicator Watch | September 25, 2020

We’ve seen the big picture yesterday in Market Thoughts and understand that the Markets are experiencing volatility. Let’s step back and look at the economic indicators data that led...

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09|14|2020

Leading Indicator Watch | September 11, 2020

JOLTS news was a bright spotlight in our leading indicators last week as US employers added 6.618M jobs in July (JOLTS is a survey to help measure job vacancies)...

09|08|2020

Leading Indicator Watch | September 4, 2020

Manufacturing and Unemployment posted some small victories last week in our leading indicator watch. The S&P500, VIX, and yield curve data showed some challenges. I’ll dive in deeper in...

08|31|2020

Leading Indicator Watch | August 28, 2020

Consumer Confidence slipped last week in our leading indicator watch, Unemployment rose to over 1 million again, and Core Durable Goods Orders fell to 2.4%. Good news hit the...

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08|24|2020

Leading Indicator Watch | August 21, 2020

Our leading indicator watch last week showed positive, forward momentum in Building Permits, Housing Starts, and Existing Home Sales for July while Unemployment week to week continues a volatile...

08|17|2020

Leading Indicator Watch | August 14, 2020

As I write Market Thoughts this week, here are the economic indicators that caught my attention. Click here to view the latest insights on economic activity and how they...

08|10|2020

Leading Indicator Watch | August 7, 2020

As the Unemployment Rate slowly inches its way down, the ISM Manufacturing PMI, Services PMI, and ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI are ticking into expansion territory. I’ll get into the government...

08|03|2020

Leading Indicator Watch | July 31, 2020

Before I publish Market Thoughts this week, here are some economic indicators that caught my “eye” last week. Click here to view the latest insights on our economy. Tune...

07|27|2020

Leading Indicator Watch | July 24, 2020

Looking at the leading indicators this week felt like staring at a wall! Yes, unemployment inched up for the first time since March. There was very slight movement in...

07|20|2020

Leading Indicator Watch | July 17, 2020

Just when it feels like we are climbing out of our recent economic setback, news out of Core Retail Sales and Building Permits show signs of slowing down. Let’s...