The September-2 Economic Indicators release focuses on a number of different price indexes. These four indexes measure domestic prices in different ways, some taking into account substitution effects, while others do not. One indicator, the FHFA housing price index is a measure of asset prices … [Read more...]
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US Department of Commerce, Bureau of The Census The US Census Bureau’s retail sales figures are based on a random sampling survey of approximately 5,000 retail and food services firms whose sales are then weighted to represent the complete universe of over three million businesses. Responding … [Read more...]
Bloomberg.com The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index was created in 1985. It measures perceptions on the state of the economy, personal finances and whether it's a good time to buy goods or services. The index is updated weekly, making it a timely sentiment gauge. The index is based on a telephone … [Read more...]
US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysis The Census Bureau releases a detailed set of data on international trade based on figures compiled from documents collected by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The data are aggregated into approximately 140 … [Read more...]
Autodata Corp Data on unit sales of motor vehicles (light vehicles which include all passenger cars and light trucks up to 14,000 pounds gross weight) are published monthly by Audodata Corporation. Motor vehicle sales are good indicators of trends in overall consumer spending and often are … [Read more...]