Chicago Business Barometer Hit Highest Level in Over Three Years

The MNI Chicago Business Barometer Hit Highest Level in Over Three Years Increasing to 65.7 in June from 59.4 in May, the MNI Chicago Business Barometer hit highest level in over three years. New Orders hit their highest level since May 2014 and the order Backlogs component hit its highest level since July, 1994. Manufactured [...]

2017-06-30T15:59:32-04:00A View|

Improvements in Production-Related Indicators

Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) Reports Improvements in Production-related Indicators We begin the week with the release of the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) which reports that improvements in production-related indicators the CFNAI rose to +0.49 in April from +0.07 in March. Two of the four broad categories of indicators that make up [...]

2017-05-26T11:58:15-04:00A View|

Chicago Business Barometer Increased

MNI Chicago Business Barometer Increased to Highest Level Since January 2015 The MNI Chicago Business Barometer increased in April to its highest level since January 2015. Optimism among firms about business conditions rose for the third month in a row. The April Chicago report showcased another impressive month with firms reporting solid growth. Rising demand [...]

2017-04-28T18:30:13-04:00A View|

CFNAI Fell in May

CFNAI Fell in May to -0.51 Led by declines in production related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index/CFNAI fell in May to -0.51 from +0.05 in April. All four broad categories which comprise the index decreased in April and all four made negative contributions to the index. The index’s three month moving average (CFNAI-MA3), decreased [...]

2016-06-27T10:54:40-04:00A View|

Industrial Output Slowed in March

Industrial Output Slowed in March US industrial output slowed in March, a signal that weakness persists for manufacturers and the energy industry. Industrial production-a broad gauge of output across US factories, mines and power plants-decreased a seasonally adjusted 0.6% in March from the prior month. Output has fallen for six of the past seven months. [...]

2016-04-22T16:22:10-04:00A View|

Economic Driving Industries Down

Automotive, Mining, Energy & Agriculture - Economic Driving Industries Down The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Fifth District Survey of Manufacturing Activity manufacturing activity slowed in September. Order backlogs and new orders decreased while shipments declined…manufacturers anticipated improved business conditions during the next six months. Producers expected faster growth in shipments and in the volume [...]

2015-09-28T13:44:30-04:00A View|

Short Term Outlook is Getting Brighter

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) Released Friday, the LEI increased 0.5 percent in December following a 0.4 percent November increase and a 0.6 percent increase in October. December’s gain in the LEI was driven by a majority of its components, suggesting the short term outlook is getting brighter and the economy continues to [...]

2015-01-23T22:06:52-05:00A View|
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