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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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ISM Manufacturing Index: Up 1.6 In July
Monday, August 3, the Institute for Supply Management published its monthly Manufacturing Report for July. The latest headline Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) was 54.2, an increase of 1.6 from 52.6 the previous month.
CPI And PCE: Two Measures Of Inflation And Fed Policy - Monday, August 3
The BEA's Core Personal Consumption Expenditures Chain-type Price Index for June, released Friday, shows that core inflation is below the Federal Reserve's 2% long-term target at 0.95%. The June Core Consumer Price Index release is higher at 1.19%.
The Big Four Economic Indicators: Real Personal Income In June 2020
Personal Income (excluding Transfer Receipts) in June rose 1.78% and is down 2.9% year-over-year. However, when adjusted for inflation using the BEA's PCE Price Index, Real Personal Income (excluding Transfer Receipts) MoM was up 1.41%.
Moving Averages Update: Market Up 5.5% In July
The S&P 500 closed July with a monthly gain of 5.51% after a gain of 1.84% in June. All three S&P 500 MAs are signaling "invested" and three of five Ivy Portfolio ETFs — are signaling "cash.".
S&P 500 Snapshot: Index Down Just 3.4% Below Record Close
The S&P is just 3.4% below its record close and is up 1.25% YTD.
ECRI Weekly Leading Index Update - Friday, July 31
This morning's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts the WLI at 133.6, down 0.4 from the previous week.
Chicago PMI Bounces Back In July, Out Of Contraction Territory
The latest Chicago Purchasing Manager's Index, or the Chicago Business Barometer, rose to 51.9 in July from 36.6 in June, which is in expansion territory after 10 consecutive months in contraction territory.
Moving Averages: Month-End Preview - Friday, July 31
Three of five Ivy Portfolio ETFs — Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI), Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (VEU), and iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury (IEF) — are signaling "invested", an increase from last month's double "invested" signal.
Q2 GDP Advance Estimate: Real GDP At Record -32.9%, Annual Revisions
The Advance Estimate for Q2 GDP, to one decimal, came in at -32.9%, a massive decline from -5.0% for the Q1 Third Estimate and its lowest on record. Investing.com had a consensus of -34.1%.
S&P 500 Snapshot: Down Just 0.38% From Wednesday Despite GDP News
The S&P closed just 38 basis points below yesterday's close despite the record negative report for Q2 GDP Advance. The index is still up 0.48% YTD and is 4.13% below its record close.
An Inside Look At The GDP Q2 Advance Estimate
Let's take a closer look at the contributions of GDP of the four major subcomponents.
Weekly Unemployment Claims: 1.4M New Claims
This morning's seasonally adjusted 1.43M new claims, up 12K from the previous week's revised figure.
Cryptocurrencies Through July 28
Here are all three cryptocurrency prices over time along with their trading volume.
June Regional Fed Manufacturing Overview
Five out of the twelve Federal Reserve Regional Districts currently publish monthly data on regional manufacturing: Dallas, Kansas City, New York, Richmond, and Philadelphia.
Pending Home Sales Rise 16.6% In June
Home prices will likely appreciate 4% in 2020, before moderating to 3% in 2021 as more new supply reaches the market.
Home Ownership Rate: At 65.8% In Q2
The Census Bureau has now released its latest quarterly report with data through Q2. The seasonally adjusted rate for Q2 is 68.2 percent, up from Q1 2020. T
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