09|20|2022

The Economic Road Ahead | September 16, 2022

We saw another route last week as economic data strengthened. What does it mean for the road ahead? Monday   S&P 500 1.06% | NASDAQ 1.27% Markets opened the week...

09|19|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | September 16, 2022

Highlights from the September 16, 2022 Leading Indicator Watch: Core CPI rose .6% (MoM)(Aug) rising above forecasts of .3%. The Fed will likely announce another large rate hike in...

09|12|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | September 9, 2022

Highlights from the September 9, 2022 Leading Indicator Watch: The S&P 500 rose 143.15 points, ending at 4,067.41 and is down 14.66% YTD. The VIX (CBOE Volatility Index) remained...

09|07|2022

Quiet Quitting is the Devil! | September 2, 2022

You been quiet quitting behind my back, Bobby? Find out what it is and why it is the devil! Monday   S&P 500 0.70% | NASDAQ 1.00% The hit from...

09|06|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | September 2, 2022

Highlights from the September 2, 2022 Leading Indicator Watch: Nonfarm Payrolls added for August totaled 315k, down from 526k in July. The unemployment rate edged up to 3.7% from...

08|29|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | August 26th, 2022

Highlights from the August 26, 2022 Leading Indicator Watch: Core Durable Goods Orders (MoM)(Jul) rose .3%; Durables (Excl Defense & Air)(MoM)(Jul) rose .4% which was positive given other poor...

08|22|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | August 19, 2022

Highlights from the August 19, 2022 Leading Indicator Watch: Three primary indicators reported for housing – Building Permits, Housing Starts, and Existing Home sales — fell -1.3%, -9.6% and...

08|15|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | August 12, 2022

Highlights from the August 12, 2022 Leading Indicator Watch: Preliminary Michigan Consumer Sentiment (Aug) rose to 55.1 from 51.5 (Jul) which coincided with falling energy prices. Be sure to...

08|08|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | August 5, 2022

Highlights from the August 5, 2022 Leading Indicator Watch: Nonfarm Payrolls (Jul) added 528k jobs compared to an estimated 250k. Unemployment rate fell to a pre-pandemic low, 3.5%, supporting...

08|01|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | July 29, 2022

Highlights from the July 29th Leading Indicator Watch: GDP (QoQ)(Q2) fell again by -.9%, indicating slowing growth in the US. The NBER, however, uses other factors in ultimately determining...