07|19|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | July 16, 2021

Highlights from the July 16, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Retail sales surprised and rose 0.6% for June. This handily beat the expectation of a 0.4% contraction. Be sure to...

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|14|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | June 11, 2021

Highlights from the June 11, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: The S&P 500 rose last week 17.55 points, ending at 4,247.44 and is up 13.08% YTD while the VIX (CBOE...

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...

04|19|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | April 16, 2021

Highlights from the April 16, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Housing starts rose 19.4% (Mar), a great restart after a 11.3% fall in February. Building permits rose 2.7% (Mar). Be...

03|29|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | March 26, 2021

Highlights from the March 26, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Michigan Consumer Sentiment rose to 84.9 in March from 76.8. This is the hightest level since the start of the...

03|15|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | March 12, 2021

Highlights from March 12, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Weekly Initial Jobless Claims fell to 712K from 754K. JOLT’s job openings rose to 6.917M (Jan) from 6.752M. Check out last...

03|01|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | February 26, 2021

Weekly Initial Jobless Claims fell to 730K from 841K. This was the lowest level in months. Check out the weekly leading indicator watch here and be sure to stay...

02|16|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | February 12, 2021

Before I publish Market Thoughts today, let’s peek at the Leading Indicators. Click here to view the latest news on economic activity and how they are impacting the markets. Stay...