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Category: Economic Trends

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (January 24, 2019)

The reports week were few in number. Existing home sales featured a large gain and this is an area that may lead this year. The LEI suggests that the expansion in economic activity will continue into 2020, but at a moderate pace. Providing an early...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (January 17, 2020)

The reports were fairly positive this week. Small business optimism remains positive and prices remain stable. Retail sales featured a good gain and housing activity surged at the end of the year. This is an area that will likely surprise to the...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (January 10, 2020)

The reports were mixed. Looking at the supply-side of the economy, the ISM report on the broader non-manufacturing side of the economy shows an improvement in activity. Turning to demand, light vehicle sales eased but are still at relatively good...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (January 3, 2020)

The reports over the past two weeks were mixed. Housing continues on a roll and is likely to surprise to the upside this year. Publically-funded construction also is providing a boost. Despite easing last month, consumer confidence is still at an...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (December 20, 2019)

The reports were positive for the most part. Consumer incomes and spending both rose solidly moving in to the end of 2020. As we’ve mentioned before, housing may surprise to the upside and the latest report reflects the positive movements in this...