Category Archives: US Releases

U.S. Manufacturing Contracts For First Time Since July’09

Note the collapse in new orders. (click here if chart is not observable)

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U.S. Economic Releases – June 19

Econoday reports, Housing on “slow mend” despite -4.8% headline number No one number explains the housing starts report today. The headline was down but there were upward revisions and permits were up in May. And starts weakness was in the … Continue reading

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U.S. Economic Data Releases – June 14

Econoday reports, CPI –  Down 0.3% on Energy,  Core Remains Elevated CPI inflation in May turned negative on continued significantly lower energy costs. Meanwhile, the core rate held steady and moderately warm. The consumer price index fell 0.3 percent in … Continue reading

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U.S. Economic Data Releases – June 13

Econoday reports, Producer Price Index – Down 1%, Core Up 0.2% Lower crude oil prices are working their way into softer inflation again in May. And food prices have weakened. The PPI in May dropped a sharp 1.0 percent, following … Continue reading

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U.S. Economic Data Releases – June 7

The Labor Department reported this morning, UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT           SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending June 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 377,000, a decrease of 12,000 from the previous week’s revised figure … Continue reading

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U.S. Economic Data Releases – June 5

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U.S. Economic Data Releases – June 4

US Factory Orders Post Surprise Fall in April – CNBC (click here if chart is not observable)

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U.S. Employment Situation – May 2012

Just as last month, the weak jobs report really crushed equities today. Note the destruction of construction jobs.  This is the one sector most sensitive to interest rates and should be leading the way in job creation with zero interest … Continue reading

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U.S. Economic Data Releases – May 31

Most of the economic data released today are moving the wrong way. (click here if charts are not observable)

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U.S. Economic Data Releases – May 29

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