Mixed signals coming out of the US

October 31, 2013
By Knowledge Leaders Team in Uncategorized

There doesn’t seem to be a trend in the US economic releases recently. In the past week we have had weaker housing data (Pending Home Sales), an ok production data point (Industrial Production), below consensus employment report (ADP), a weaker regional survey (Dallas Fed), and now today a blow-out regional survey (Chicago PMI). Very confusing! 

The Citi Economic Suprise Index recently moved into slightly negative territory for the first time since July. This may be an early signal that the recent rally in the 10-year may soon be over.

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