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US Trade Deficit Fell to Lowest Point in More Than Three Years

US Trade Deficit Fell to Lowest Point in More Than Three Years The November 2019 US trade deficit fell to its lowest point in more than three years, suggesting the Trump administration's agenda to recalibrate international flows of goods and services is having an impact. This confirms that net exports are going to provide a [...]

2020-01-10T22:00:57+00:00A View|

Chicago Business Barometer Four-Month High

Welcome to 2020! Chicago Business Barometer Four-Month High In December The Chicago Business Barometer four-month high reached 48.9 after rising 2.6 points in December . Business sentiment dropped to its lowest reading since Q2 2009 and the index was below the 50-mark for the second consecutive quarter. Among the five main categories, Supplier Deliveries and [...]

2020-01-10T19:39:33+00:00A View|

Housing Starts Rose in November

Housing Starts Rose in November Single family housing starts rose 2.4% in November, multi-family starts by 4.9% and overall building permits rose 1.4%. Wells Fargo November existing home sales declined 1.7% in November but are still up 2.7% over the year. Sales should continue to improve with support from lower mortgage rates though inventory shortages [...]

2020-01-02T22:03:36+00:00A View|

US Manufacturing Output Rebounded

US Manufacturing Output Rebounded US manufacturing output rebounded more than expected in November, as the end of an almost six-week long strike at General Motors plants boosted auto production. The Federal Reserve said on Tuesday that manufacturing production rose 1.1% last month after a downwardly revised 0.7% fall in October. Industrial output also rose 1.1% [...]

2020-01-02T21:43:49+00:00A View|

Unemployment Dropped to Fifty Year Low

Unemployment Dropped to Fifty Year Low Unemployment dropped to fifty year low of 3.5% in November, as the US economy added 266,000 non-farm jobs, trouncing estimates of 180,000 new jobs. ...but let's impeach the President. Idiots-all of them. Small Business Optimism Index Rose in November, Marking the Largest Increase Since May The National Federation of [...]

2019-12-13T19:50:17+00:00A View|

Chicago Business Barometer Rose 3.1 Points

Chicago Business Barometer Rose 3.1 Points The Chicago Business Barometer rose 3.1 points in November, hitting a 127th consecutive month two-month high 46.3, however, the index remains in contraction for the third straight month. The New Orders and Order Backlogs indices saw the largest monthly improvements in November. Supplier deliveries fell and Production slipped as [...]

2019-12-13T19:30:11+00:00A View|

Texas Factory Activity Contracted in November

Texas Factory Activity Contracted in November Texas factory activity contracted slightly in the month, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas November 2019 Texas Manufacturing Index, per executives responding to the survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, dipped into negative territory for the first time since mid-2016. Other measures [...]

2019-12-02T19:05:15+00:00A View|

Thanks to All Our Friends, Customers and Vendors

Thanks to All Our Friends, Customers and Vendors As we enter the Holiday Season and move toward the end of 2019, I give thanks to all our friends, customers and vendors for their support throughout this and every year. We all have very much to be thankful for, number 1 is the blessing of being [...]

2019-12-02T18:48:15+00:00A View|

Small Business Optimism Index Rose 0.6 Points, Remaining Close to its Cycle High

Small Business Optimism Index Rose 0.6 Points, Remaining Close to its Cycle High The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index rose 0.6 points, remaining close to its cycle high. Most key components rose, including capital spending and hiring plans. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) Rose 0.4 [...]

2019-12-02T18:24:56+00:00A View|

Dow Industrials All-Time High

Dow Industrials All-Time High The Dow Industrials all-time high was reached Monday, closing at 27462. The new all-time high was powered by optimism about a US-China trade deal and last week's upbeat figures on Q3 economic growth and better than expected October hiring. Reflecting the global growth slowdown and the ongoing US-China trade war, the [...]

2019-11-18T17:09:42+00:00A View|