10|18|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | October 15, 2021

News in employment and Consumer Sentiment lead our watch this week. Weekly initial jobless claims fell to 293k and JOLTs job openings (reporting for August) were lower than forecasts....

10|12|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | October 8, 2021

Highlights from the October 8, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Factory orders increased 1.2% in August. Up from an 0.7% increase in July. Be sure to check out more of...

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|20|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | September 17, 2021

Highlights from the September 17, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Michigan Consumer sentiment rose to 71.0 for the month of September lingering around post-pandemic lows. Be sure to check out...

09|13|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | September 10, 2021

Highlights from the September 10, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: The S&P 500 fell last week 76.85 points, ending at 4,458.58 and is up 18.70% YTD while the VIX (CBOE...

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...

08|09|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | August 6, 2021

Highlights from the August 6, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch : The unemployment rate fell to 5.4% (July). 94K non-farm payrolls were added last month. Weekly initial jobless claims fell...