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Leading Indicators  
Released On 4/20/2017 10:00:00 AM For Mar, 2017
PriorPrior RevisedConsensusConsensus RangeActual
Leading Indicators - M/M change0.6 %0.5 %0.2 %0.2 % to 0.3 %0.4 %

Highlights
March's softness in the labor market wasn't enough after all to hold back the index of leading economic indicators which came in at a March gain of 0.4 percent to beat Econoday's high forecast. Gains were broad-based in the month led by the ISM new orders index and including, as always, the interest rate spread where short-term rates are unusually low. The LEI has been very solid and continues to point ahead to rising economic strength.

Recent History Of This Indicator
The index of leading economic indicators has been signaling a shift higher for the economy, rising a very strong 0.6 percent in each of the last 3 reports. Confidence readings from both the consumer and factory sectors have been contributing to the strength but one very strong positive, low levels of jobless claims, reversed in March and is likely to hold the LEI back. Forecasters see the March LEI rising 0.2 percent.

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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