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Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (October 4, 2019)

The reports this week were mixed, but indicate softening momentum as we begin Q4. The much-anticipated employment report showed that while job gains continue, they are occurring at a slower pace. That pace, however, was enough to pull the...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (September 27, 2019)

The reports this week, the reports were mixed. While it remains historically high, consumer confidence fell in August as consumers have become increasingly concerned about trade tensions. Higher wages translated into solid gains in personal income...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (September 20, 2019)

The reports this week took on a more positive note. The reports on existing home sales and on housing construction raise the question: s housing turning a...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (September 13, 2019)

The reports this week were somewhat positive with better than expected gains in retail sales. A lagging indicator of consumer confidence, consumer debt rose in...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (September 6, 2019)

The reports this week indicate steady gains in the economy. Fueled by job and income gains, consumer spending has been during and the light vehicle report suggests this continued into August....