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Leading Indicators  
Released On 1/25/2018 10:00:00 AM For Dec, 2017
PriorPrior RevisedConsensusConsensus RangeActual
Leading Indicators - M/M change0.4 %0.5 %0.5 %0.3 % to 0.6 %0.6 %

Highlights
The index of leading economic indicators continues to signal strength ahead, at a December gain of 0.6 percent following upwardly revised gains of 0.5 percent in November and October's 1.3 percent surge that reflected a reversal of hurricane effects.

But the gain in December is led, to an unusual degree, by the ISM's new orders index where unusual strength has not at all translated into similar gains for government data, underscored by the factory workweek which is the only component in the negative column during December. But steady contributions continue to come from the stock market, from low interest rates, and also consumer expectations as well as the report's credit index.

Putting ISM aside, this report is more moderate than robust but is still very positive.

Recent History Of This Indicator
After swinging sharply on hurricane effects in September and October, the index of leading economic indicators held steady at a healthy 0.4 percent pace in November. December's call, boosted by the stock market and ISM manufacturing orders, is a 0.5 percent gain.

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
 

2018 Release Schedule
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