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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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CB Leading Economic Index: Another Record High
The latest Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for May was up 1.3% from the April final figure of 113 and at a record high.
Weekly Unemployment Claims: Up 37K
This morning's seasonally adjusted 412K new claims, up 37K from the previous week's revised figure.
Cryptocurrencies Through June 16
This weekly update tracks some of the largest cryptocurrencies by market share: bitcoin, Ether, Tether and XRP.
Margin Debt And The Market: Up 1.7% In May, Continues Record Trend
FINRA has released new data for margin debt, now available through May. The latest debt level is up 1.7% month-over-month and is at a record high.
May Producer Price Index: Core Final Demand Up 0.7% MoM
This morning's release of the May Producer Price Index (PPI) for Final Demand was at 0.8% month-over-month seasonally adjusted, up from a 0.6% increase last month.
Q1 2021 Household Net Worth: The "Real" Story
Let's take a long-term view of household net worth from the latest Z.1 release.
ECRI Weekly Leading Index Update - Friday, June 11
This morning's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts the WLI at 158.7, up fractionally from the previous week's revised figure.
S&P 500 Snapshot: Another Record...What Inflation?
The S&P 500 had a couple of slightly down days, but overall the trend was up this week despite the 5% May inflation news. The index is at another all-time high and is up 13% YTD.
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Up 4.2% In June
The June Preliminary came in at 86.4, up 3.5 (4.2%) from the May Final.
Weekly Unemployment Claims; Lowest Since March 2020
This morning's seasonally adjusted 376K new claims, down 9K from the previous week's revised figure, was worse than the Investing.com forecast of 370K.
Treasury Yields: A Long-Term Perspective - Tuesday, June 8
Let's have a look at a long-term perspective on Treasury yields as of the March 31, 2021 close.
Vehicle Sales Per Capita As Of May 2021
The latest data point is the April count published by the BEA, which shows a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 17 million units, which is a 9.5% decrease from the previous month's figure from the BEA.
S&P 500 Snapshot: Up 12.6% YTD
The S&P 500 didn't seem to be much affected by inflation worries once again and is just 0.06% its record close. The index is up 0.88% from Thursday and 12.6% YTD.
The S&P 500, Dow And Nasdaq Since Their 2000 Highs - Friday, June 4
A look at real (inflation-adjusted) charts of the S&P 500, Dow 30, and Nasdaq Composite since 2000.
ISM Services: May All-Time High
The headline Composite Index is at percent 64, up 1.3 from 62.7 last month and an all-time high.
March Markit Services PMI: "Business Activity Growth Rate Accelerates To Record High In May"
The May US Services Purchasing Managers' Index conducted by Markit came in at 70.4 percent, up 5.7 from the final April estimate of 64.7 and a record high.
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