Commentaries

November 16, 2018

The U.S. Consumer Price Index came in at +0.3% month-over-month and +2.5% year-over-year. Core CPI was up 2.1% year-over-year. Retail sales were up 0.8% for October, and Business Inventories were up 0.3%. Finally, Industrial Production came in at +0.1% for October with a Capacity Utilization Rate of 78.4%.
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November 09, 2018

The PMI and ISM Services Indexes came in at 54.8 and 60.3, respectively—both nicely expansionary. Final demand Producer Prices came in at 0.6% for October, and +2.9% year-over-year. This was far ahead of the monthly consensus of +0.2%.
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