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Data Round-Up: PMI Defies Trade War Fears to Surge to Cycle-High

FMI’s analysis of this morning’s August PMI and July Construction reports, as well as our Preview of the rest of this week’s major data releases

Data Round-Up: Trade Pendulum Swings, to Cut -1% from 18Q3 GDP

FMI’s analyses of this morning’s July International Trade report and August Vehicle Sales.

August Non-Manufacturing Index

FMI's analysis of this morning's Non-Manufacturing Index.

August Employment Analysis: Healthy Job Gains, Improving Wages Will Keep Fed Rate Hikes Coming

FMI’s analysis of today’s August Employment.

Data Round-Up: Regional Surveys Show Solid Momentum Overall in August

FMI’s analyses of today’s August Chicago Purchasing Managers Index (and other regional surveys) as well as our Summary of major data released in August and Schedule of major data reports in September.

Data Round-Up: Real Consumption on Track for +3% Gain in 18Q3

FMI’s analyses of today’s July Personal Income & Consumption plus the latest Weekly UI Claims & Rail Traffic results.

Data Round-Up: Real Equipment Spending Headed for +5% Gain in 18Q3

FMI’s analysis of today’s July Durable Goods Orders report.

Trump Tariff ‘Wars’ Having Minimal Economic Impact in U.S.

FMI’s commentary on the fears and realities about the Trump tariffs.

Data Round-Up: Trade Will Be a Drag on 18Q3 GDP, Offset by Inventory Build

FMI’s analyses of today’s July Advance Indicators (Goods-trade, wholesale & retail inventories), June Case-Shiller Home Price Index, and August Conference Board Consumer Confidence reports as well as a review of today’s August Regional Fed Bank surveys.

Existing Home Sales Decline for Fourth Straight Month

FMI’s review of this morning’s July Existing Home Sales report.