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|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|12|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | July 9, 2021

Highlights from the July, 9 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: The S&P 500 rose last week 17.21 ponts, ending at 4,369.55 and is up 16.33% YTD while the VIX (CBOE...

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|07|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | June 4, 2021

Highlights from the June 4, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Weekly Initial Jobless Claims fell to 385K. Unemployment fell to 5.8% when 5.9% was expected. Private non-farm payrolls rose 492K,...

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...

05|10|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | May 7, 2021

Highlights from the May 7, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Weekly Initial Jobless Claims fell to 498K from 590K. Unemployment rose to 6.1%. Nonfarm payrolls rose 266K when 978K were...

05|03|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | April 30, 2021

Highlights from the April 30, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Michigan consumer sentiment rose to 88.3 for April. CB Consumer Confidence rose to 121.7 for April. Be sure to check...