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"Index shows economic growth moderated in December": This is the headline for today's release of the Chicago Fed's National Activity Index, and here are the opening paragraphs from the report: Led by...
Today's new release of the publicly available data from the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) puts its Weekly Leading Index (WLI) at 135.5, down fractionally from 130.9 the previous week. The ...
The Latest Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for December is now available. The index rose 0.5 percent but November was revised to downward from 0.6 percent to 0.4 percent. The latest ...
The Chicago Fed's National Activity Index, which I reported on earlier today, is based on 85 economic indicators drawn from four broad categories of data: Production and Income Employment, ...
Today's release of the December Conference Board's Leading Economic Index (discussed here) included benchmark revisions in addition to the routine monthly revisions. Also the base year for the index ...
Eurozone markets continued to celebrate the Draghi QE bazooka on Friday, with the Euro STOXX index 50 gaining 1.8%. But enthusiasm waned in the US. The S&P 500 spent the day in its narrowest ...
Seven of eight indexes on my world market watch list posted weekly gains, with the three European indexes topping the list, thanks to the ECB's QE. France's CAC 40 was up 5.96%, Germany's DAX rose ...
The big economic news today is the ECB's announcement of a quantitative-easing program of 60 billion euros per month starting in March and lasting until September 2016. That's a total commitment of ...
The Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Commission has released the latest report on Traffic Volume Trends, data through November. "Travel on all roads and streets changed by 1.1% (2.5 ...
The S&P 500 closed the day yesterday with its third consecutive gain, the best rally so far in 2015 and the longest since the five-day winning streak that ended on Christmas Eve. The index dropped...