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Market Insight Monthly | March 2019

ECONOMY MIXED ECONOMIC SIGNALS CONTINUE IN MARCH U.S. economic data were mixed in March, although leading indicators signaled low odds of a recession in the coming year [Figure 1]. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index, an aggregate of ten leading indicators,...

Market Insight Monthly | February 2019

ECONOMY SOUND ECONOMIC DATA IN FEBRUARY AMID GLOBAL UNCERTAINTY U.S. economic data were sound in February, even as confidence fell amid uncertainty from global trade and political headwinds. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI), an aggregate of ten...

Market Insight Monthly | January 2019

ECONOMY SOLID ECONOMY, BUT RISING UNCERTAINTY IN JANUARY REPORTS January’s reports painted a picture of a solid economy struggling with global uncertainty. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI), an aggregate of ten leading indicators, declined 0.1% in...

Market Insight Monthly | December 2018

Economy: Signs of Strong U.S. Economy Clouded by Market Volatility Economic trends generally improved in December, even amid some of the most significant financial market volatility of the bull market. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI), an aggregate...

Market Insight Monthly | November 2018

Economy: Economic Data Improves, Trade Weighs on Businesses Economic Data Economic trends generally improved in November, even after strong gross domestic product (GDP) growth over the last two quarters. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI), an...

Market Insight Monthly | October 2018

Economy: Solid Economic Growth, Manageable Inflation Economic Data Overall, October’s economic reports reflected solid U.S. economic growth and manageable inflationary pressures. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI), an aggregate of 10 leading...