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...

Market Insight Monthly | April 2019

ECONOMY GREEN SHOOTS IN APRIL ECONOMIC DATA Green shoots appeared in U.S. economic data as the economy entered the second quarter. Leading indicators signaled low odds of a recession in the coming year. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose 3.1%...

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...