Data Round-Up: Soft Retail Sales & Higher Inflation a Double Whammy in January

posted by Michael Lewis on February 14, 2018

Found in US, categorized in Macro

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Not a good day. Weak retail sales and higher inflation were a double-whammy in January. Bad weather and late tax refunds were likely negative factors.


FMI’s analyses of this morning’s January CPI, January Retail Sales, and December Business Inventories reports as well as an updated look at 17Q4 GDP Sources & Uses and likely revisions in the Second Report of 17Q4 GDP out later this month.

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Mike Lewis founded Free Market Inc. (FMI) in 1982 as a full-service economic consulting firm, providing insights and in-depth data analysis primarily for institutional money managers and corporate planning directors.

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