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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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Real Disposable Income Per Capita In May Down 2.3% MoM
At two decimal places, the nominal -2.34% month-over-month change in disposable income is cut to -2.77% when we adjust for inflation. This is an increase from last month's -14.62% nominal and -15.16% real increases.
Kansas City Fed Survey: Activity Remained Strong In June
The latest index came in at 27, up 1 from last month's 26, indicating expansion in June. The future outlook increased to 37 this month from 33.
Q1 GDP Third Estimate: Real GDP Remains At 6.4%
The Third Estimate for Q1 GDP, to one decimal, came in at 6.4% (6.36% to two decimal places), an increase from 4.3% (4.33% to two decimal places) for the Q4 Third Estimate. Investing.com had a consensus of 6.4%.
New Home Sales Down 6% In May
Today's release of the May New Home Sales from the Census Bureau came in at 769K, down 5.9% month-over-month from a revised 817K in April.
Household Debt And Credit Report: Up $85B In Q1 2021
Household debt increased by $85B (0.6%) to $14.64 trillion in Q1 2021. There were increases in mortgage balances, auto, and student loans, while credit card balances declined.
Weekly Gasoline Prices: WTIC Up 54% Since January
As of June 21, the price of Regular and Premium was down a penny and unchanged, respectively, from the previous week.
Existing-Home Sales: Properties Typically Sold In 17 Days
This morning's release of the May Existing-Home Sales showed that sales fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.8 million units from the previous month's 5.85 million.
Chicago Fed; "Index Points To A Pickup In Economic Growth In May"
Led by improvements in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) increased to +0.29 in May from –0.09 in April.
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.
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