2018 Economic Calendar
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Leading Indicators  
Released On 3/22/2018 10:00:00 AM For Feb, 2018
PriorPrior RevisedConsensusConsensus RangeActual
Leading Indicators - M/M change1.0 %0.8 %0.3 %0.1 % to 0.5 %0.6 %

Highlights
Weakness in the stock market and building permits are trouble spots but they couldn't hold down the index of leading economic indicators which rose 0.6 percent in February on top of a revised 0.8 percent jump in January. The report says the LEI's trend is the best in 7 years and points to "robust" economic growth throughout 2018.

Strength in February was led by the factory workweek with unemployment claims and ISM new orders close behind. Interest rates and consumer expectations were also positives.

Consensus Outlook
February's call for the LEI is a 0.3 percent gain which would follow January's outsized 1.0 percent surge. The workweek , consumer expectations and jobless claims look to be positives for February with stock prices and interest rates neutral and with building permits a negative.

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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