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Leading Indicators  
Released On 2/17/2017 10:00:00 AM For Jan, 2017
PriorConsensusConsensus RangeActual
Leading Indicators - M/M change0.5 %0.4 %0.1 % to 0.5 %0.6 %

Highlights
Leading indicators are coming to life, rising a sharp 0.6 percent in January on top of a 0.5 percent gain in December. Strength has been broad based with factory data giving the index a special lift. The results are pointing to building strength for the first-half economy. The coincident index, however, is still very soft at only plus 0.1 percent.

Recent History Of This Indicator
The index of leading economic indicators has been sending mixed signals about to what to expect for the economy 6 months hence. December's 0.5 percent gain was strong but not the prior two months with gains of only 0.1 percent and 0.2 percent. Forecasters see the LEI rising 0.4 percent for the January 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
Released On: 1/262/173/174/205/186/227/208/179/2110/1911/2012/21
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