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ACC's economic outlook for the week ended 15 August 2014

MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators remained steady at 18 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Producer Prices up 0.1%; up 1.7% Y/Y Import Prices down 0.2%; up 0.8% Y/Y Retail Sales –unchanged-; up 3.4%...

ACC's economic outlook for the week ended 25 July 2014

MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 16 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) up 0.4%; up 4.4% Y/Y Consumer Prices up 0.3%; up 2.1% Y/Y Existing Home Sales up 2.6%; down...


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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 11 July 2014

MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators remained steady at 16 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Consumer Debt up 7.4% annual rate; up 6.5% Y/Y Wholesale Trade up 0.7%; up 6.6% Y/Y Semiconductor Sales up 2.0%...

CW75

CW75 Stock Performance

The CW75 index increased 0.7% for the week ended 12 August, rising above the MSCI World Index, which was flat, and in line with the S&P 500, which also rose 0.7%....











 
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