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ACC's economic outlook for the week ended 11 April 2014

MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 15 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Consumer debt up 6.4%; up 5.6% year-on-year (YOY) Wholesale trade up 0.7%; up 3.1% YOY Producer prices up 0.5%; up 1.4% YOY...

ACC's economic outlook for the week ended 28 March 2014

MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 15 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. CAB up 0.3%; up 2.5% Y/Y Consumer Confidence up 4.0 points to 82.3 Personal Income up 0.3%; up 3.1% Y/Y Consumer Spending up...


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Leading Indicators

Fed On Course

The leading indicator for the chemical industry has declined for two consecutive months, another sign that the economy may be heading for slower growth. However, there caution should be used when interpreting the latest calculation of the indicator. A...

Vital Statistics

Profits Slip

0perating earnings of U.S. corporations fell 0.3% in the first quarter of 2012—the first drop since the recovery in earnings that began in early 2009. Profits have more than doubled since then, and the earnings share of GDP has advanced from 6.9% to a...

Prices

ACC's economic outlook for the week ended 31 Jan. 2014

MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 15 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Consumer Confidence up 3.2 points to five-month high of 80.7 GDP up3.2% annual pace in the 4th quarter (1.9% for 2013) Personal...

CW75

CW75 Stock Performance

The CW75 index fell 0.9% for the week ended 15 April, faring better than the MSCI World Index, which dropped 1.0%, but down compared with the S&P 500, which dropped 0.4%....











 
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