10|04|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | October 1, 2021

Highlights from the October 1, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Weekly initial jobless claims rose above forecasted figures for the 3rd consecutive week, although low. Continuing jobless claims fell to...

09|27|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | September 24, 2021

Highlights from the September 24, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Building permits rose 6.0%, housing starts rose 3.9%, new home sales rose 1.5%, and existing home sales lost ground, slipping...

09|07|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | September 3, 2021

Highlights from the September 3, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Weekly initial jobless claims fell to 340K. Unemployment fell to 5.2%, however, no-farm payrolls rose 243K when 798K were expected...

08|30|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | August 27, 2021

Highlights from the August 27, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: The money supply, including time deposits, rose by $147B to $20.534T (June). Money supply is currently running 90.34% of current...

08|23|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | August 20, 2021

Highlights from the August 20, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Retail sales fell more than expected, 1.1% (July). The Capacity Utilization rate extended to 76.1% (July). Be sure to check...

07|26|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | July 23, 2021

Highlights from the July 23, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Manufacturing expanded at a rate of 62 for July, while services rose to 64.8. 50 marks the contraction/expansion line. Be...

07|06|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | July 2, 2021

Highlights from the July 2, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Weekly Initial Jobless Claims fell to 364K. 662K private nonfarm payrolls were added in June, led by consumer services. Be...

06|28|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | June 25, 2021

Highlights from the June 25, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: The S&P 500 rose last week 114.25 points, ending at 4,280.70 and is up 15.67% YTD while the VIX (CBOE...

06|21|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | June 18, 2021

Highlights from the June 18, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Building permits fell 3% in May. Housing starts rose by 3.6%, a good rebound from the 12.1% fall in the...

06|01|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | May 28, 2021

Highlights from the May 28, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Michigan consumer sentiment came in at 82.9 for May. CB Consumer confidence slipped to 117.2 (May) from 117.5. Be sure...