Monthly Archives: May 2019

Consumer Confidence Index Improved The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index improved in May, following an increase in April. Consumer confidence posted another gain in May and is now back to levels seen last fall when the index was hovering near 18-year highs." Said Lynn Franco, Senior Director of Economic Indicators at the Conference Board. US [...]

2019-06-10T20:03:17+00:00A View|

LEI Increased 3 Consecutive Months

LEI Increased 3 Consecutive Months The LEI increased 3 consecutive months, according to the Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the US, which showed an increase of 0.2 percent in April following a 0.3 percent increase in March and a 0.2 percent increase in February. The US LEI rose in April, the third consecutive [...]

2019-05-29T12:30:01+00:00A View|

US-Imposed Tariffs Ended on Steel and Aluminum Imported from Canada and Mexico

US-Imposed Tariffs Ended on Steel and Aluminum Imported from Canada and Mexico US-imposed tariffs ended on steel and aluminum imported from Canada and Mexico. Just in from the Wall Street Journal 2:48pm 5/17/19: The Trump Administration has reached agreements with Canada and Mexico to end US-imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, removing a major barrier [...]

2019-05-20T17:24:11+00:00A View|

Small Business Optimism Rebounded to All-Time Highs

Small Business Optimism Rebounded to All-Time Highs Small business optimism rebounded to new all-time highs this spring after tumbling 11 points earlier this year. The Fed's pivot away from further rate increases earlier this year appears to have alleviated many of the fears business owners expressed during the Q1 survey. Wells Fargo US Drill Rigs Running [...]

2019-05-20T17:03:09+00:00A View|

Expectations Index Increased in March

Expectations Index Increased in March Based on consumers' short-term outlook for income, business and labor market conditions, the Expectations Index increased to 103.0 from 98.3 in March. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index improved in April after decreasing in March. Consumer Confidence partially rebounded in April but remains below levels seen last fall. US Added [...]

2019-05-06T11:13:05+00:00A View|