2017 Economic Calendar
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Leading Indicators  
Released On 8/17/2017 10:00:00 AM For Jul, 2017
PriorConsensusConsensus RangeActual
Leading Indicators - M/M change0.6 %0.3 %0.2 % to 0.4 %0.3 %

Highlights
Low short-term interest rates and high consumer expectations continue to underpin the index of leading economic indicators which rose 0.3 percent in July following June's very strong 0.6 percent gain. Strength in the ISM's private survey of manufacturers also continues to be a major plus. Holding down the LEI in July was a move backward for building permits.

Recent History Of This Indicator
The index of leading economic indicators surged 0.6 percent in July and was led by a strong rebound in housing permits which had held down the index during the Spring. Low short-term interest rates as well as strength in consumer confidence have been consistent positives in this report.

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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