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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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ECRI Weekly Leading Index Update - Saturday, Feb. 15
Friday's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts its Weekly Leading Index (WLI) at 148.2, down 0.8 from the previous week. Year-over-year the four-week moving average of the indicator is now at 3.76%, down from last week.
The Big Four Economic Indicators: January Real Retail Sales
Month-over-month nominal sales in January increased by 0.3% (0.26% to two decimal points). Real Retail Sales, calculated with the seasonally adjusted Consumer Price Index, increased by 0.1% (0.12% to two decimal points).
Michigan Consumer Sentiment: February Near Interim Peak
The February preliminary came in at 100.9, near the interim peak of 101.4. Investing.com had forecast 99.5.
The Big Four Economic Indicators: Industrial Production Down In January
Today's report on Industrial Production for January shows a -0.31% decrease month-over-month, which was worse than the Investing.com consensus of -0.2%.
Retail Sales: Up 0.26% In January
The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for January was released this morning. Headline sales came in at 0.26% month-over-month to one decimal and was at the Investing.com forecast.
A Long-Term Look At Inflation - Friday, February 14
The Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released yesterday morning puts the year-over-year inflation rate at 2.49%. It is below the 3.76% average since the end of the Second World War and above its 10-year moving average, now at 1.77%.
Underlying Inflation Gauge: January 2020 Update
The latest full set UIG for January is 2.28% while the prices-only measure is 2.17%. Current Headline CPI is now 2.49% and Core CPI is 2.26%.
What Inflation Means To You: Inside The Consumer Price Index - Friday, Feb. 14
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) divides all expenditures into eight categories and assigns a relative size to each.
Weekly Unemployment Claims: Up 2K
This morning's seasonally adjusted 205K new claims, up 2K from the previous week's revised figure, was better than the Investing.com forecast of 210K.
Consumer Price Index: January Headline At 2.49%
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the January Consumer Price Index data this morning.
The Three Largest Cryptocurrencies - Thursday, February 13
The three largest cryptocurrencies by market share: Bitcoin, Ether, and XRP.
Weekly Heating Oil Prices - Thursday, February 13
The latest price of home heating oil nationwide is $2.91.
U.S. Workforce Recovery - Wednesday, February 12
The unemployment rose to 3.6%, and the number of new nonfarm jobs (a relatively volatile number subject to extensive revisions) came in at 225K.
Baby Boomer Employment Across Time - Wednesday, February 12
With the release of the December employment report, let's review the status of the 20th century Baby Boom, which was one of the most powerful demographic events in the history of the United States.
Job Openings & Labor Turnover Summary: Clues To The Business Cycle
The latest JOLTS report (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary), with data through December, is now available.
NFIB Small Business Survey: Solid Start To 2020
The latest issue of the NFIB Small Business Economic Trends came out this morning. The headline number for January came in at 104.3, up 1.6 from the previous month. The index is at the 91st percentile in this series.
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