Market Insight Monthly | May 2019

ECONOMY: SIGNS OF ECONOMIC RESILIENCE IN MAY U.S. economic data improved in May on balance, even as investors battled a resurgence in U.S.-China trade tensions. Leading indicators signaled low odds of a recession in the coming year. The Conference Board’s Leading...

Market Insight Monthly | April 2019

ECONOMY GREEN SHOOTS IN APRIL ECONOMIC DATA Green shoots appeared in U.S. economic data as the economy entered the second quarter. Leading indicators signaled low odds of a recession in the coming year. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose 3.1%...

Market Insight Monthly | February 2019

ECONOMY SOUND ECONOMIC DATA IN FEBRUARY AMID GLOBAL UNCERTAINTY U.S. economic data were sound in February, even as confidence fell amid uncertainty from global trade and political headwinds. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI), an aggregate of ten...

Market Insight Monthly | January 2019

ECONOMY SOLID ECONOMY, BUT RISING UNCERTAINTY IN JANUARY REPORTS January’s reports painted a picture of a solid economy struggling with global uncertainty. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI), an aggregate of ten leading indicators, declined 0.1% in...

Market Insight Monthly | December 2018

Economy: Signs of Strong U.S. Economy Clouded by Market Volatility Economic trends generally improved in December, even amid some of the most significant financial market volatility of the bull market. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI), an aggregate...

Market Insight Monthly | November 2018

Economy: Economic Data Improves, Trade Weighs on Businesses Economic Data Economic trends generally improved in November, even after strong gross domestic product (GDP) growth over the last two quarters. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI), an...