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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Treasury Rate Remains Positive Indicator for Manufacturing

April was the sixth consecutive month in which the year-over-year change in the 10-year Treasury rate declined and the fourth-straight month it was below zero.
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Monday, May 20, 2019

Durable Goods Production Indicates Flattened Growth

The data indicates that peak growth in industrial production is clearly in the past.


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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Month-Over-Month Capacity Utilization Contracts

April was the first month since December 2016 that the month-over-month change in capacity utilization contracted.
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Monday, May 13, 2019

Monetary Base Continues Double-Digit Contraction

Six-straight months of double-digit contraction in the money supply are signaling slower growth and possible contraction in capital spending in 2019.
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Monday, May 13, 2019

March Machine Tool Orders Back Above 2,000 Units

While unit orders moved back above the 2,000 units, a level consistent with a strong machine tool market, orders were down nearly 12% from last year.
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