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|

Consumer Sentiment Remains Elevated

Consumer Sentiment Remains Elevated At 98.4, consumer sentiment remains elevated. Confidence has been resilient in the face of trade uncertainty and could be a concern going forward. Personal finances were a bright spot in this month's report. Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey Reports Factory Activity Continued to Expand in July The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas [...]

2019-08-07T16:43:20+00:00A View|

Consumer Confidence Index Increased Again

Consumer Confidence Index Increased Again The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index increased again in October. The Present Situation and the Expectations Index's both increased as well. These are at levels last seen in the fall of 2000. Consumers' assessment of present-day conditions remains quite positive, primarily due to strong employment growth." Said Lynn Franco, Senior [...]

2018-11-05T19:49:50+00:00A View|

Chicago Business Barometer Highest Level Since January

Chicago Business Barometer Highest Level Since January The Chicago Business Barometer at highest level since January, rose to 64.1 in June. New orders were up for the second straight month while prices paid reached their highest level since May 2011. Lead times and backlogs also increased in June. Texas Factory Activity Continued in June The [...]

2018-07-04T19:05:58+00:00A View|

Midwest Economy Index Increased in April

The Midwest Economy Index Increased to Highest Value Since June 2014 The Midwest Economy Index  increased in April to +0.70 from +0.61 in March, reaching its highest value since June 2014. What do the index numbers mean? A zero value for the MEI has been associated with the Midwest economy expanding at its historical trend [...]

2017-06-02T14:43:22+00:00A View|

Consumer Confidence Increased

Consumer Confidence Increased for Second Consecutive Month The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had increased in August, improved further in September. Consumer confidence increased in September for a second consecutive month and is now at its highest level since the recession.” GDP Increased in Q2 2016 Real gross domestic product increased at an annual [...]

2016-10-03T09:54:52+00:00A View|