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Leading Indicators  
Released On 3/17/2017 10:00:00 AM For Feb, 2017
PriorConsensusConsensus RangeActual
Leading Indicators - M/M change0.6 %0.4 %0.2 % to 0.7 %0.6 %

Highlights
Leading indicators are showing a rare string of strength, rising in February for a third month at a very strong 0.6 percent rate. Emerging strength in factory readings have been driving the gain along with continued strength in consumer expectations and low and favorable levels for jobless claims. Stock prices have also been a plus. This report is pointing to accelerating conditions for the nation's economy over the next six months.

Recent History Of This Indicator
The index of leading economic indicators has been sending solid signals of strength for future economic growth, rising 0.6 percent and 0.5 percent in the prior two reports. The gains have reflected special strength for consumer expectations, building permits, and for advance signals on factory orders. Forecasters see February's gain for the LEI easing but only slightly, to 0.4 percent in March.

Definition
The index of leading economic indicators is a composite of 10 forward-looking components including building permits, new factory orders, and unemployment claims. The report attempts to predict general economic conditions six months out.  Why Investors Care
 

2017 Release Schedule
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