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US Data: Leading Indicators - Summary

Release for: December 2018
Source: Conference Board
Index base 2016=100
Percent Changes Month/Month
                                                           Chg  Pct Chg  Pct Chg
                                        Nov-18  Dec-18  Oct-18   Nov-18   Dec-18
Leading index                            111.8   111.7    -0.3      0.2     -0.1
Value reported last month                111.8      --    -0.3      0.2       --
Coincident index                         104.9   105.1     0.2      0.2      0.2
Lagging index                            106.2   106.7     0.6      0.5      0.5
Ratio, Coincident/Lagging                 98.8    98.5      --       --     -0.3
Net contributions of leading
indicators components
Factory workweek                          0.00    0.00
Init. unemployment claims                -0.21    0.13
New orders, consumer goods                0.03    0.01
ISM New Orders Index                      0.13   -0.09
New orders, nd. cap. gds. ex air         -0.03    0.02
Building permits                          0.14   -0.01
Stock prices                             -0.09   -0.23
Leading Credit Index                      0.06    0.07
10-yr/fed funds spread                    0.10    0.06
Consumer expectations                     0.10    0.06
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