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Leading Indicators  
Released On 5/18/2017 10:00:00 AM For Apr, 2017
PriorPrior RevisedConsensusConsensus RangeActual
Leading Indicators - M/M change0.4 %0.3 %0.3 %0.3 % to 0.4 %0.3 %

Highlights
The index of leading economic indicators remains very solid, at a 0.3 percent gain in April with March also revised to 0.3 percent. Unemployment claims, consumer expectations and factory hours are strong positives in the report, one that points to solid growth for the nation's economy in the months ahead.

Recent History Of This Indicator
The index of leading economic indicators has been signaling a shift higher for the economy, rising a very solid 0.4 percent in April vs gains of 0.5 in March and 0.6 percent in both February and January. These readings point to strong second-half acceleration for the economy. Gains have been broad-based and in April included strength for consumer expectations and building permits. The consensus for May is another gain, of 0.3 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
Released On: 1/262/173/174/205/186/227/208/179/2110/1911/2012/21
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