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Chicago PMI declines in April, Final April Consumer Sentiment at 89.0

Chicago PMI: April Chicago Business Barometer Down 3.2 Points to 50.4 The Chicago Business Barometer decreased 3.2 points to 50.4 in April from 53.6 in March led by a fall in New Orders and a sharp drop in Order Backlogs. It marks aShow More Summary

Chicago PMI misses expectations

Business activity in Chicago is still expanding, but at a slower pace. The MNI/ISM purchasing manager's index (PMI) for April came in at 50.4, down from 53.6 in March. Economists had forecast a PMI of 52.6, according to Bloomberg. AShow More Summary

Friday: Personal Income and Outlays, Chicago PMI, Consumer Sentiment

From Merrill Lynch on April NFP: Nonfarm payroll growth likely posted a solid 200,000 in April, driven once more by service-providing firms. Of this, government hiring likely contributed 5,000, which is a more modest clip than the 20,000 pop in March....We look for the unemployment rate to hold at 5.0%, assuming the participation rate holds steady. Show More Summary

ISM New York Drops To September Lows As All Components Decline; Employment Plunges

While last week's Chicago's PMI staged a strong bounce from its recent contraction and back into expansion, New York did not. ISM New York just printed at 50.4, just barely above the contraction point, and the lowest headline print since mid 2015. Show More Summary

Economic Statistics for 31 Mar-1 Apr 16

31 Mar The Gallup Good Jobs (GGJ) rate was 44.4 percent in March.  Challenger reports that the number of layoff announcements fell to 48,207 in March. The Chicago PMI rose from 47.6 to 53.6 in March. Initial weekly jobless claims rose 11,000 to 276,000. The 4-week average rose 3,500 to 263,250. Continuing claims fell -7,000 […]

Chicago PMI Bounces Back But Remains Below January Highs (Thanks To Warm Weather)

Following its demise into contraction in February, Chicago PMI jumped back to 53.6 (expansion) in March which is better than expected but remains below January's 55.5 highs. The last 12 months have seen quite unprecedented noise in this economic barometer and MNI reports respondents saying the recovery is "slow and steady... Show More Summary

Chicago PMI increases to 53.6

Chicago PMI: March Chicago Business Barometer Up 6.0 Points to 53.6 The Chicago Business Barometer increased 6.0 points to 53.6 in March, led by sharp bouncebacks in Production and Employment....The increase in the Barometer was led by a very sharp rise in Production, which followed an even steeper decline in the previous month. Show More Summary

Here comes Chicago PMI ...

The latest reading on business activity in Chicago is set for release at 9:45 a.m. ET. Economists estimate that the purchasing manager's index rose to 50.7 from 47.6 in the prior month, according to Bloomberg. The business barometerShow More Summary

Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Chicago PMI

From Merrill Lynch on March payroll report: The March employment report likely showed another strong month for the labor market. We anticipate a healthy 190,000 gain in nonfarm payrolls, with the private sector contributing 185,000. Job cuts likely continued in the mining sector given low oil prices. Show More Summary

Growing "Signs Of Distress" In US Manufacturing Data Demolish Decoupling Dream

Following the weakness in global PMIs, and yesterday's Chicago PMI collapse, US Markit Manufacturing PMI dropped to cycle lows at 51.3 from 52.5 (very slightly better than expectations of 51.2) with job growth at 5-month lows, production at slowest in 28 months, and work backlogs tumbling to the lowest since Sept 2009. Show More Summary

Economic Statistics for 29 Feb 16

Volatility continues in the Chicago PMI, which plunged from 52.9 to 47.6 in February. The Pending Home Sales Index fell -2.5% to 106.0 in January. The Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey continues to plumb the depths of contractionary readings, falling to -31.8 from -30.0 in February. Dale’s social media profiles: Twitter | Facebook | Google+

What May Impact Mortgage Rates this Week: February 29, 2016

Happy Leap Year Day! This week is packed full of economic indicators that may impact the direction of mortgage interest rates including the Jobs Report on Friday. Monday, February 29: Pending Home Sales; Chicago PMI Tuesday, March 1: ISM Index Wednesday, March 2: ADP National Employment Report; Beige Book Thursday, March 3: Initial Jobless Claims; […]

Chicago PMI tumbles in February

Business activity across midwestern US unexpectedly contracts; employment in he region falls.

Chicago PMI declines to 47.6

Chicago PMI: Feb Chicago Business Barometer Down 8.0 pts to 47.6 The Chicago Business Barometer recoiled 8.0 points to 47.6 in February following a sharp increase to 55.6 in the previous month, led by significant declines in Production...Show More Summary

Chicago PMI Collapses From 'Mysterious' January Bounce As Employment Crashes To 7 Year Lows

Following the biggest beat on record in January jumping to 55.6, Chicago PMI collapsed in February to a stunning 47.6 - below the lowest estimate from economists. The entire report is a disaster with New orders tumbling, production sharply lower, and employment contracting for the 5th month in a row - to its lowest since March 2009. Show More Summary

Here comes Chicago PMI ... (USD)

The latest reading on business activity in the Midwest via the Chicago Business Barometer is set for release at 9:45 a.m. ET. Economists estimate that the closely watched purchasing manger's index fell to 52.5 from 55.6 in January, according to Bloomberg. That reading would still leave the index in expansionary territory. Show More Summary

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 1.29.16

Succinct summation of the week’s events: Positives: 1) Off the lowest level since 2009, the January Chicago PMI jumps to 55.6 from 42.9. 2) US Initial jobless claims totaled 278k; 4 week average fell to 283k from 285k. 3) New home sales...Show More Summary

Chicago PMI increases Sharply, Final January Consumer Sentiment at 92.0

Chicago PMI: Jan Chicago Business Barometer Jumps 12.7 Points to 55.6 The Chicago Business Barometer bounced back sharply in January, increasing 12.7 points to 55.6 from 42.9 in December, the highest pace of growth in a year....Chief...Show More Summary

Chicago PMI Spikes Most Since 1980... Yeah, Seriously

After crashing to post-Lehman lows in December, there was some hope for a bounce in January but this is simply idiotic. Chicago PMI soared 30% - the most sicne 1980 - from 42.9 (7 year lows) to 55.6 (1 year highs). This was miraculously driven by double-digit and all-time record gains in new orders and order backlogs. Show More Summary

Here comes Chicago PMI ...

The latest reading on business activity in the Midwest region is set for release at 9:45 a.m. ET. Economists estimate that the Chicago PMI at 45.3 for January, versus 42.9 prior. The ISM Chicago business barometer report will also provide...Show More Summary

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