Thursday, July 21, 2011

Other Financial Indicators for June

Commerce Department Monthly Sales
Retail sales rose a modest 0.1 percent last month, the Commerce Department said. That follows a 0.1 percent decrease in May, which was the first decline after 10 straight gains.
Excluding autos, retail sales were flat in June.
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce - commerce.gov
Treasury Yield Curve
Treasury Yields

Treasury Yield Sources: Bloomberg, L.P.; Bondsonline.com;
Wall St. Journal; federalreserve.gov; ustreas.gov
Consumer Confidence Index
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had declined in May, decreased again in June. The Index now stands at 58.5 (1985=100), down from 61.7 in May. The Present Situation Index decreased to 37.6 from 39.3. The Expectations Index declined to 72.4 from 76.7 last month.
Source: The Conference Board - www.conference-board.org
Purchasing Managers Index
Manufacturing continued its growth in June as the PMI registered 55.3 percent, an increase of 1.8 percentage points when compared to May's reading of 53.5 percent. A reading above 50 percent indicates that the manufacturing economy is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates that it is generally contracting.
Source: Institute for Supply Management - Manufacturing Report on Business - www.ism.ws
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