PMI Manufacturing Index The PMI manufacturing index’s sample reported solid strength in September at a final 55.6 index, unchanged from the mid-month flash and is well above August’s level of 54.7. The sample posted strong orders in the month with growth centered narrowly in the domestic...

Chicago Fed National Activity Index The National Activity Index put out by the Chicago Fed, this index tracks overall economic activity as well as inflationary pressures. The Index is a weighted average of 85 existing monthly indicators of national economic activity and inflationary pressures. A positive...

ISM Manufacturing Index Business conditions surged in August to a 14-year high as American manufacturers continue their success. The manufacturing index jumped to a 14 year high of 61.3% last month from 58.1% in July. Economists had predicted the index to total 57.9%. Readings over 50%...

Chicago National Activity Index A measure of the US economy from the Chicago Federal Reserve slowed in July from June’s robust performance, owed in large part to lighter output at the nation’s factories. The Chicago Fed’s index of national economic activity registered at a positive 0.13...

Existing Home Sales Existing home sales ran at a 5.34 million seasonally adjusted annual rate in July, down 0.7% from June. This was the slowest pace since February 2016 and missing the forecast of 5.40 million. Sales of previously owned homes fell for the fourth straight...

Survey of Consumer Expectations A monthly survey conducted on consumer expectations showed a notable pessimistic trend in the month of July. The New Your Fed’s survey of consumer expectations found declines in one year expectations on earnings growthy, household spending, stock prices, and house prices. Median...