Market Insight Monthly | October 2019

ECONOMY: OCTOBER DATA SHOWS A SLOWING BUT GROWING ECONOMY October economic data pointed to a slowing—but still growing—U.S. economy. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose 0.4% in September, its slowest pace of growth since 2016. However, the LEI is...

Market Insight Monthly | September 2019

ECONOMY: ECONOMIC DATA IMPROVES IN SEPTEMBER Economic data improved modestly in September as the U.S. economy stayed resilient against trade uncertainty. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI) was unchanged month over month in August after a strong July...

Market Insight Monthly | August 2019

ECONOMY: MIXED U.S. ECONOMIC DATA IN AUGUST U.S. economic data was mixed in August, reflecting the complicated macroeconomic environment in the midst of high trade uncertainty. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose 0.5% month over month in July, the...

Market Insight Monthly | July 2019

ECONOMY: CONSUMERS PROPEL U.S. ECONOMY IN JULY Consumers showed signs of strength in July’s U.S. economic data. Leading indicators fell month over month for the first time in 2019. Still, the Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose 1.6% year over year in...

Market Insight Monthly | June 2019

ECONOMY: U.S. ECONOMY MODERATES, FED SHIFTS IN JUNE U.S. economic data moderated in June as trade tensions plagued the global economy. Leading indicators slowed, but remained largely resilient against trade headwinds. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index...

Market Insight Monthly | May 2019

ECONOMY: SIGNS OF ECONOMIC RESILIENCE IN MAY U.S. economic data improved in May on balance, even as investors battled a resurgence in U.S.-China trade tensions. Leading indicators signaled low odds of a recession in the coming year. The Conference Board’s Leading...