Chicago Business Barometer at Highest Level Since December 1983

The Chicago Business Barometer at highest level since December 1983, produced with MNI, accelerated to 72.1 in April. The Barometer is considered to be a leading indicator of the USA economy.

Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 6.4 percent in the first qtr. Of 2021

US Drill Rigs Running Up 32 from a Year Ago

There were 440 drill rigs running in the US last week, up 2 rigs from last week, up 32 rigs from 1 year ago. Canadian drillers operated 51 rigs, down 4 rigs from the previous week, up 24 rigs from one year ago.

US Raw Steel Production Up 0.6% from Previous Week

In the week ending April 24, US raw steel production was 1,781,000 net tons at an ACUR of 78.4 percent, up 0.6 percent from the previous week.

Conference Board LEI Increased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for March (released 4/22) increased 1.3 percent, following a 0.1 percent decrease in February.

The US LEI rose sharply in March which more than offset February’s slightly negative number.” Said Ataman Ozyildirim, Senior Director of Economic Research at the Conference Board. “The improvement in the US LEI, with all ten components contributing positively, suggests economic momentum is increasing in the short-term.”

April Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey Reports Activity Decline in April

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey results for April 2021 and reports factory activity declined further in April, according to executives responding to the survey. The production index contracted again, suggesting the contraction in output has steepened since March.

Did you watch the Congressional address Biden made this week? Trump stood for America First, not Joe Biden. He has been in politics for a half-century and has done things to benefit himself only.

It strikes me that he presumes to take full credit for the covid vaccine, the booming economy ( you might recall President Trump saying all through the 2020 campaign, that 2021 would be the best year as we came out of the pandemic) etc .etc. etc. ALL bullshit, as usual. Biden had nothing to do with the creation of the vaccine, or the logistics of distribution, zero to do with the economy, which he and his communist party are well on their way to destroying.




Have a great weekend…. God bless America!

Buy American made products whenever you can, it’s good for you, good for your friends and neighbors and good for our country.

If you are hiring…try to hire a veteran…. they are loyal, disciplined, hardworking…and they deserve our support.

By the way, if you wish to comment on my rants or offer any other insights you may have, you are encouraged to email me.


In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag…We have room for but one language here and that is the English language…and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”