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Jill has been working with Advisor Perspectives since 2012 and in 2015 joined the dshort team as Research Director. She considers herself a Gen X’er and has a background in mathematics and science. She holds a Master of Science in Physical Science with a concentration in physics and ... more

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The Philly Fed ADS Business Conditions Index Update - Friday, July 23
The Philly Fed's Aruoba-Diebold-Scotti Business Conditions Index (hereafter the ADS index) is a fascinating but relatively little-known real-time indicator of business conditions for the U.S. economy.
ECRI Weekly Leading Index Update - Friday, July 23
This morning's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts the WLI at 154.8, down 2.3 from the previous week's revised figure.
CB Leading Economic Index: Continued Rise In June
The latest Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for June was up 0.7% from the May final figure of 114.3 and at another record high.
Existing-Home Sales: Second Highest YoY Increase On Record
This morning's release of the June Existing-Home Sales showed that sales rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.86 million units from the previous month's 5.78 million.
Weekly Unemployment Claims: Up 51K, Worse Than Expected
This morning's seasonally adjusted 419K new claims, up 51K from the previous week's revised figure.
A Long Term Look: Residential Building Permits And Housing Starts
Despite the fact that residential building permits and housing starts are monthly SAAR series (seasonally adjusted annualized rate), they are exceptionally volatile and subject to extensive revisions.
Middle-Class Wages In June 2021
The latest hypothetical real (inflation-adjusted) annual earnings are at $43,784, down 7.2% from 45-plus years ago.
Weekly Gasoline Prices: WTIC Down 10.5% From Last Week
As of July 19, the price of Regular and Premium was up two cents from the previous week.
NAHB Housing Market Index: "Builder Confidence Edges Lower As Material Challenges Persist"
The latest reading of 80 is down slightly from last month.
ECRI Weekly Leading Index Update - Friday, July 16
This morning's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts the WLI at 157.3, up 0.8 from the previous week's revised figure.
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Down 5.5% For July Preliminary
The July Preliminary came in at 80.8, down 4.7 (5.5%) from the June Final. 
Retail Sales Up 0.6% In June
Headline sales came in at 0.55% month-over-month to two decimals and was above the Investing.com forecast of -0.4%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.4% MoM.
Philly Fed Mfg Index: "Current Indicators Remain Elevated"
The latest Manufacturing Index came in at 21.9, down 8.8 from last month's 30.7. The 3-month moving average came in at 28.0, down from 33.6 last month.
Long-Term Look At The CPI - Wednesday, July 14
The Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released this week puts the year-over-year inflation rate at 5.39%.
Consumer Price Index: June Headline At 5.4%
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the June Consumer Price Index data this morning.
World Markets Update - Monday, July 12
The top performer is France's CAC 40 with a gain of 18.15%, our own S&P 500 is in second is with a gain of 16.73%.
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