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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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Underlying Inflation Gauge: August, Updated
While the NY Fed economists caution placing too much emphasis on UIG as a forecasting tool, it still offers meaningful information not provided in Core CPI.
S&P 500 Snapshot: Up 2.75% YTD
The S&P 500 started the week out fairly steady, only to drop upon opening Thursday. The index continued its decline on Friday, only to bounce back slightly at close. It is down 1.12% from Thursday, 2.75% YTD, and is 7.3% below its record close.
Michigan Consumer Sentiment: September Prelim Improved
The September Preliminary came in at 78.9, up 4.8 from the August Final. Investing.com had forecast 75.0.
ECRI Weekly Leading Index Update - Friday, Sept. 18
This morning's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts the WLI at 139.4, up 0.2 from the previous week.
Conference Board Leading Economic Index Remains In Recession Territory
The latest Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for August was up 1.2% from the July final figure of 105.2. Investing.com predicted a 1.3% increase.
Philly Fed Manufacturing Index: Continued Expansion In September
The latest Manufacturing Index came in at 15, down 2.2 from last month's 17.2. The 3-month moving average came in at 18.8, down from 21.0 last month.
Weekly Unemployment Claims: 860K New Claims Last Week
This morning's seasonally adjusted 860K new claims, down 33K from the previous week's revised figure, was worse than the Investing.com forecast of 850K.
Cryptocurrencies Through September 15
Here are all three cryptocurrency prices over time along with their trading volume.
The Big Four: August Real Retail Sales Sees Nominal All Time High
Month-over-month nominal sales in August increased by 0.56%. Real Retail Sales, calculated with the seasonally adjusted Consumer Price Index, increased by 0.18%.
NAHB Housing Market Index: "Builder Confidence Soars To An All-Time High, Lumber Risks Remain"
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index (HMI) is a gauge of builder opinion on the relative level of current and future single-family home sales.
Retail Sales Up 0.6% In August, Worse Than Forecast
Headline sales came in at 0.6% month-over-month to one decimal and was below the Investing.com forecast of 1.0%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.7% MoM.
The Big Four Economic Indicators: Industrial Production Up In August
Today's report on Industrial Production for August shows a 0.36% increase month-over-month, which was below the Investing.com consensus of 1.0%. The year-over-year change is -7.73%, up from last month's YoY decrease.
Empire State Manufacturing Survey: Solid Growth In September
This morning we got the latest Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The diffusion index for General Business Conditions at 17.0 was an increase of 13.3 from the previous month's 3.7.
Treasury Snapshot: 10-Year Note At 0.68%
The yield on the 10-year note ended September 14, 2020, at 0.68%, the 2-year note ended at 0.14%, and the 30-year at 1.42%.
Weekly Gasoline Price Update: Regular And Premium Down Three And Two Cents
The WTIC end of day spot price closed at 37.26, up 1.4% from last week.
World Markets Update - Monday, Sept. 14
Six of eight indexes on our world watch list posted losses through September 14, 2020. The top performer is China's Shanghai with a gain of 7.50%. Our own S&P 500 is in second with a gain of 4.73%.
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