Retail Sales – April 2015

By |2015-05-19T17:59:01-05:00May 19th, 2015|Categories: Coincident Indicators|Tags: , |

Consumer confidence may be strong but it still is not translating to strength for consumer spending. Retail sales were unchanged in April. Excluding autos, sales did rise but only barely at plus 0.1 and below expectations for 0.5 percent, while [...]

Are Lower Oil Prices Good for Everyone?

By |2015-02-07T09:00:38-05:00February 7th, 2015|Categories: UI Journal|Tags: , , , |

January 2015 sure started off with many mood swings. Thank you low oil prices. In December oil prices were still heading down but did not bottom out until January. Lower oil prices have a negative impact on corporate profits mainly [...]