Stock Market in USA
USA - Stock MarketAfter a modest slowdown in the third quarter, the economy appears to be maintaining a robust—even if likely slightly softening—growth momentum in the fourth quarter, buttressed primarily by upbeat private spending thanks to the winter holiday season. Indeed, consumer confidence remained elevated in November, while retail sales data in the same month signaled private consumption growth will accelerate somewhat in Q4 compared to the previous quarter. This should further be supported by steady job gains in the labor market, fanning upward wage pressures. However, a subdued housing sector should continue to weigh on the economy. On the trade front, the meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping in early December yielded a 90-day truce. This ensured no new tariffs will be enacted during the period, which should limit disruptions in business activity for the time being. Indeed, despite concerns about tariffs, the manufacturing sector gained steam in November thanks to solid domestic demand. Nevertheless, the reprieve could be short-lived; the U.S. is set to increase the rate on existing tariffs from 10% to 25% on 2 March, in the likely event that trade talks fail to produce a substantive agreement.
United States - Stock Market Data
|Stock Market (annual variation in %)||26.5||7.5||-2.2||13.4||25.1|
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|Bond Yield||2.79||-0.43 %||Jan 18|
|Exchange Rate||1.14||0.65 %||Jan 21|
|Stock Market||24,706||0.02 %||Jan 21|
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January 11, 2019
Consumer prices fell 0.1% from the previous month in December, down from November’s flat reading and matching analysts’ expectations.
United States: Payrolls make strong gains in December jobs report; unemployment rises due to higher participation rate
January 4, 2019
The December jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows payroll gains soared in the month, delivering a strong finish to an already robust performance from the labor market in 2018.
United States: ISM manufacturing index logs steepest month-on-month decline since the last recession in December
January 3, 2019
The U.S. manufacturing sector tumbled sharply in December after logging a robust performance in November.
December 27, 2018
The Conference Board’s monthly consumer confidence index fell from a revised 136.4 in November (previously reported: 135.7) to 128.1 in December, badly missing market expectations of 134.0.
United States: Federal Reserve makes dovish hike in pivotal December meeting; lowers 2019 projections for growth and interest rates
December 19, 2018
At its 18–19 December monetary policy meeting, the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) unanimously raised its target range for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points, to 2.25%–2.50%.