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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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Treasury Snapshot: 10-Year Note At 0.71%
The yield on the 10-year note ended August 14, 2020, at 0.71% the 2-year note ended at 0.14% and the 30-year at 1.45%.
ECRI Weekly Leading Index Update - Friday, Aug 14
This morning's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts the WLI at 137.3, down 2.1 from the previous week.
Retail Sales: Up 1.2% In July
The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for July was released this morning. Headline sales came in at 1.2% month-over-month to one decimal and was below the Investing.com forecast of 1.9%.
Middle-Class Wages: July 2020 Update
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has been collecting data on this workforce cohort since 1964. The government numbers provide some excellent insights on the income history of what we might think of as the private middle-class wage earner.
Inflation: An X-Ray View Of The Components - Friday, August 14
Year-over-year Core CPI was above 2% from the end of 2015 through February 2017 only to flip-flop again until the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020, when Core CPI fell below 2%.
Inside The Consumer Price Index: July 2020
Let's do some analysis of the Consumer Price Index, the best-known measure of inflation.
Weekly Unemployment Claims: 963K New Claims, Down From Last Week
This morning's seasonally adjusted 963K new claims, down 228K from the previous week's revised figure.
Underlying Inflation Gauge: July Update
The latest full set UIG for July is 1.11% while the prices-only measure is 2.04%. Current Headline CPI is now 0.99% and Core CPI is 1.57%.
Cryptocurrencies Through August 11
Here are all three cryptocurrency prices over time along with their trading volume.
U.S. Workforce: July 2020 Update
In the latest report, this indicator dropped to 10.2%. The age 16+ population increased by 169 thousand and the labor force decreased by 62 thousand.
Job Openings & Labor Turnover: June 2020 Update
The number of job openings increased to 5.9 million on the last business day of June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Consumer Price Index: July Core At 1.57%
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the July Consumer Price Index data this morning. The year-over-year non-seasonally adjusted Headline CPI came in at 0.99%, up from 0.65% the previous month.
Long-Term Trends In Employment By Age Group - Wednesday, August 12
The Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) is a simple computation: You take the Civilian Labor Force and divide it by the Civilian Noninstitutional Population. The result is the participation rate expressed as a percent.
Weekly Gasoline Price Update: Regular And Premium Down A Pennny
The price of Regular and Premium are down a penny from last week. The WTIC end of day spot price closed at 41.94, an increase of 2.3% from last week.
NFIB Small Business Survey: Drop In July
The latest issue of the NFIB Small Business Economic Trends came out this morning. The headline number for July came in at 98.8, down 1.8 from the previous month. The index is at the 42nd percentile in this series.
July Producer Price Index: Core Final Demand Up 0.5% MoM
Today's release of the July Producer Price Index (PPI) for Final Demand was at 0.6% month-over-month seasonally adjusted, up from a 0.2% decrease last month.
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