Monthly Archives: December 2013

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Topping historical trends

Led by gains in employment and production related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) increased to +0.60 in November from -0.07 in October. Topping a historical trend The index’s three month moving average (CFNAI-MA3) increased to +0.25 in November from +0.12 in October, marking its second consecutive reading above zero and its highest [...]

2013-12-27T21:30:23+00:00A View|

A Nice Christmas Present

Industrial production soared in November 1.1 percent higher. Manufacturing output rose 0.6 percent in November, 2.9 percent year over year. October output was revised 0.2 percentage point. According to Dr. Kenneth Mayland, economist for the Precision Machined Products Association, This is the best two month gain in industrial output since early 2012 (for manufacturing, it's [...]

2013-12-20T15:06:55+00:00A View|

The Second Half Pop

This being early December I am once again in Cabo San Lucas to re-charge for the coming year. I was reviewing a paper from the Precision Machined Products Association quarterly economic report from the Institute of Trend Research. They are forecasting (for the major industries relevant to its industry) strength through the first half of [...]

2013-12-06T15:54:06+00:00A View|