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Leading Indicators  
Released On 6/22/2017 10:00:00 AM For May, 2017
PriorPrior RevisedConsensusConsensus RangeActual
Leading Indicators - M/M change0.3 %0.2 %0.3 %0.2 % to 0.4 %0.3 %

Highlights
The index of leading economic indicators started the year off fast but has been slowing the last two reports, at an as-expected 0.3 percent gain in May with April revised 1 tenth lower to a 0.2 percent gain. Most components have been showing strength with the exception of building permits, which have been down, and manufacturing hours which have been flat. The latest results point to steady but no more than moderate economic growth.

Recent History Of This Indicator
The index of leading economic indicators has been signaling solid strength ahead for the economy, at 0.3 percent gains in both April and March which is also Econoday's consensus for May. Low interest rates and strong consumer confidence have been leading pluses for this report.

Definition
The index of leading economic indicators is a composite of 10 forward-looking components including building permits, new factory orders, and unemployment claims. The report attempts to predict general economic conditions six months out.  Why Investors Care
 
 

2017 Release Schedule
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