Financial Planning

Leading Indicators Flat.

Leading Indicators (October 2016) – Leading Indicators month/month +0.1%. Previous was +0.2%. This is an indicator derived for 10 weighted factors which are supposed to give a gauge of economic activity over the next 3-6 months. It is worth noting that some of the components sich as equity prices have been strong since the start

Housing Starts & Sentiment down. Industrial Production up.

Housing Starts (December 2013) – Starts seasonally adjusted, annualized   999,000. Previous month was 1,107,000 – Permits seasonally adjusted, annualized  986,000. Previous month was 1,017,000. The decline is in both single-family and multi-family. “Single-family” is anything which is 1-4 units.  Multi-family is 5 units and up.  The report from the Census Bureau states that an estimated