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April Leading Indicators, Existing Home Sales, May UI Claims, Fedspeak

Indicators Show Rebound After Weak Q1, Fed Rules Out June Lift-Off The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index for April increased by 0.7 percent. Existing Home Sales for April declined by 3.3 percent to a 5.04 million unit annual rate. Initial … Continue reading

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March Consumer Prices, Leading Indicators

Inflation Metrics Firming Up With $50 Oil The March Consumer Price Index increased by 0.2 percent with gains in energy prices. The March Core CPI also gained2 percent, and was up 1.8 percent over the previous 12 months. The Conference … Continue reading

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November Leading Indicators, CPI, December UI Claims, Fedspeak

Solid Economic Data Supports Another Step in the Fed’s Pivot The Leading Economic Index for November gained 0.6 percent. The Consumer Price Index for November fell by 0.3 percent with lower gasoline prices. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance fell by … Continue reading

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April Existing Home Sales, Leading Indicators, May UI Claims

Existing Home Sales Stabilize After a Big Slide Existing Home Sales for April ticked up by 1.3 percent, to an annual rate of 4.65 million units. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index increased by 0.4 percent in April. Initial Claims … Continue reading

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December Leading Indicators, January UI Claims, KC Fed

  Data Buoys Equity Markets, Equity Markets Buoy Data The Leading Economic Index for December gained 0.5 percent as labor data normalized post-Sandy. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance fell by 5,000 for the week ending January 19 to hit 330,000. Favorable … Continue reading

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