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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...

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%...


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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 20 June 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 Prices up 0.4%; up 2.1% Y/Y Housing Starts down 6.5%; up 9.4% Y/Y Building Permits down 6.4%; up 1.9% Y/Y Industrial...

CW75

CW75 Stock Performance

The CW75 index fell 0.9% for the week ended 15 July, dipping below the MSCI World Index, which dropped 0.5%, and the S&P 500, which rose 0.5%....











 
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