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NFIB Small Business Survey: Increase In July, Inflation Still Concerning

The latest headline number of the NFIB Small Business Economic Trends for July came in at 89.9, up 0.4 from the previous month. The index is at the 8th percentile in this series. → Read More

July Jobs: 528K New Jobs, Back To Pre-Pandemic Levels

This morning's employment report for July showed a 528K increase in total nonfarm payrolls, which was well above the Investing.com forecast of 250K jobs added. Read more. → Read More

July S&P Global Services PMI: Activity Declines

July US Services Purchasing Managers' Index conducted by S&P Global came in at 47.3%, down from the final June estimate of 52.7 and in contraction territory. → Read More

ISM Manufacturing Index: Slower Expansion In July

Institute for Supply Management's July Manufacturing Report's latest headline Purchasing Managers Index was 52.8, a decrease of 0.2 from 53 the previous month and in expansion territory. → Read More

Q2 GDP Advance Estimate: Real GDP At -0.9%, Worse Than Forecast

The Advance Estimate for Q2 GDP came in at -0.9%, an increase from -1.6% for the Q1 Third Estimate. Read more here. → Read More

Consumer Confidence Falls For Third Consecutive Month

The headline number of 95.7 was a decrease of 2.7 from the final reading of 98.4 for June. → Read More

Philly Fed Manufacturing Index: Activity Declines In July

The latest Manufacturing Index came in at -12.3, down 9.0 from last month's -3.3. The 3-month moving average came in at -4.3, down from last month. → Read More

Existing-Home Sales: Down 5.4% In June

Wednesday's release of the June Existing-Home Sales showed that sales fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.12 million units from the previous month's 5.41 million. → Read More

Empire State Mfg Survey: Activity Increased Modestly In July

The diffusion index for General Business Conditions at 11.2 was an increase of 12.3 from the previous month's -1.2. → Read More

Retail Sales Up 1% In June, Beats Forecast

Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for June headline says - sales came in at 1.00% month-over-month to two decimals and was above the Investing.com forecast of 0.8%. → Read More

NFIB Small Business Survey: Down In June, Lowest Since 2013

The latest issue of the NFIB Small Business Economic Trends came out this morning. The headline number for June came in at 89.5, down 3.6 from the previous month. → Read More

June ISM Manufacturing Index: Lowest In 2 Years

The latest headline PMI was 53.0, a decrease of 3.1 from 56.1 the previous month and in expansion territory. Read more here. → Read More

NFIB Small Business Survey: Mostly Unchanged In May; Inventory, Inflation Problematic

The headline (latest issue of NFIB Small Business Economic Trends) number for May came in at 93.1, down fractionally from the previous month. Read more. → Read More

Pending Home Sales Slid In April

According to the National Association of Realtors, Pending home sales slipped in April, as contract activity decreased for the sixth consecutive month. Read more here. → Read More

New Home Sales Down 16.6% In April

April New Home Sales from the Census Bureau came in at 591K, down 16.6% month-over-month from 709K in March. Click here to know more... → Read More

Empire State Manufacturing Survey: Activity Declines In May

The diffusion index for General Business Conditions at -11.6 was a decrease of 36.2 from the previous month's 24.6 (as per latest Empire State Manufacturing Survey). → Read More

Consumer Price Index: April Headline At 8.26%, Down From March

The year-over-year non-seasonally adjusted Headline CPI came in at 8.26%, down from 8.54% the previous month. Read more here. → Read More

April ISM Manufacturing Index: Demand Up, Supply Chain Issues Remain

The latest headline Purchasing Managers' Index was 55.4, a decrease of 1.7 from 57.1 the previous month and in expansion territory. Read more here. → Read More

New Home Sales Down 8.6% In March

This morning's release of the March New Home Sales from the Census Bureau came in at 763K, down 8.6% month-over-month from 835K in February. → Read More

The Big 4: September Retail Sales See All-Time High

With the release of September Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. → Read More