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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: November Update
The latest full set UIG for November is 2.35% while the prices-only measure is 2.10%. Current Headline CPI is now 2.05% and Core CPI is 2.32%.
S&P 500 Snapshot: Another High
The index reached another new high today, closing at 3168.80. It is mostly unchanged from Thursday, up 0.73% from last Friday, and is up 26.41% YTD.
The Big Four Economic Indicators: November Real Retail Sales
Month-over-month nominal sales in November increased by 0.2% (0.19% to two decimal points). Real Retail Sales, calculated with the seasonally adjusted Consumer Price Index, decreased by 0.1% (0.07% to two decimal points).
ECRI Weekly Leading Index Update - Friday, Dec. 13
This morning's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts its Weekly Leading Index (WLI) at 145.9, down 1.9 from the previous week.
Retail Sales: Up 0.19% In November
Headline sales came in at 0.19% month-over-month to one decimal and was below the Investing.com forecast of 0.5%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.12% MoM (to two decimals).
Household Incomes; The Value Of Higher Education
The median income for all households with a householder age 25 and older was $64,761.
A Long-Term Look At Inflation - Thursday, Dec. 12
The Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released yesterday morning puts the year-over-year inflation rate at 2.05%.
November Producer Price Index: Core Final Demand Unchanged MoM
Today's release of the November Producer Price Index (PPI) for Final Demand was unchanged month-over-month seasonally adjusted, down from 0.4% last month.
Weekly Unemployment Claims: Up 49K From Last Week, Much Worse Than Forecast
In the week ending December 7, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 252,000, an increase of 49,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 203,000.
The Three Largest Cryptocurrencies - Thursday, Dec. 12
The three largest cryptocurrencies by market share: Bitcoin, Ether, and Ripple.
Weekly U.S. Retail Heating Oil Prices
The latest price of home heating oil nationwide is $3.02. Residential heating oil supplies are 17.1% above their all-time low.
Inflation: An X-Ray View Of The Components - Wednesday, Dec. 11
Here is a table showing the annualized change in Headline and Core CPI, not seasonally adjusted, for each of the past six months.
What Inflation Means To You: Inside The Consumer Price Index - Wednesday, Dec. 11
Economists and policymakers (e.g., the Federal Reserve) pay close attention to Core Inflation, which is the overall inflation rate excluding Food and Energy.
Consumer Price Index: November Headline At 2.05%
The year-over-year non-seasonally adjusted Headline CPI came in at 2.05%, up from 1.76% the previous month.
Median Household Incomes By Age Bracket: 1967-2018
As of 2018, incomes for the 25-34 and 65+ age groups reached new highs while the 15-24, 35-44, and 55-64 saw highs in the 2010s. Only one age group, 45-54, saw its peak before 2000.
U.S. Workforce Recovery - Tuesday, Dec. 10
In the latest report, the unemployment rate fell to 3.5%. The age 16+ population increased by 175 thousand, and the labor force (the employed and unemployed actively seeking employment) increased by 40 thousand.
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