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(Z1) Bearish Outlook Intact

                        Apr 24    Apr 24     Apr 26     Apr 26     Apr 26
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                                            Initial    Durable    Durable
                      Consumer  New Home    Jobless  Goods New      Goods
                          Conf     Sales     Claims     Orders  Ex. Trans
Data For                   Apr       Mar  Apr 21 wk        Mar        Mar
Denomination             Index         K          K    Pct Chg    Pct Chg
Median Forecast **       126.0       630        231        1.7        0.5
High Forecast            129.0       650        240        3.7        1.0
Low Forecast             123.3       605        225       -1.0        0.1
Mean                     125.8     629.1        232        1.8        0.6
Standard Deviation         1.4      11.1        4.5        1.2        0.3
No. of Responses            13        14          6         16         13
Amherst Pierpont         126.0       625        225        1.9        0.5
Bank of the West         126.0       625        234        0.8        0.1
Barclays Capital            NA        NA         NA         NA         NA
BMO                      127.0       637         NA        3.7        0.8
Capital Economics        125.0        NA         NA        3.2        1.0
CIBC                     125.1       632         NA        1.8        0.7
Comerica Bank               NA       635         NA       -1.0         NA
Credit Suisse            129.0       630         NA        3.5        0.4
Deutsche Bank            125.0       620         NA        1.0        0.5
FT Advisors                 NA       619        231        2.6        0.7
Goldman Sachs            126.2        NA        230        1.6        0.5
Morgan Stanley           123.3       605         NA        1.3        0.2
Natwest                  126.0       650        240        3.0         NA
Nomura                   124.3       620         NA        0.8        0.5
NTL Bank Canada             NA       645         NA        1.9        0.3
RBC                         NA        NA         NA         NA         NA
Scotiabank                  NA        NA         NA         NA         NA
TD Securities               NA        NA         NA         NA         NA
UBS                      125.0       635         NA        1.4        1.0
UMaryland                127.0       630        231        1.2         NA
     
** Note: The survey median is compiled solely from the forecasts listed above
and is not intended to represent a market consensus.
--MNI Washington Bureau; +1 202-371-2121; email: holly.stokes@marketnews.com
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