USA Chicago Fed National Activity Index from 2011 until Oct 2012
The transitions of the Chicago fed national activity index, SMA and the Bollinger band.
Index have shown a downward trend in reversal from September. SMA also tend to decline accordingly.
Breakdown is as follows.
Production-related indicators have fallen. Hurricane Sandy had a negative impact on production. It has also declined manufacturing capacity utilization and manufacturing production volume.
Employment related indices reduced. Unemployment rate has risen, but non-farm payrolls increased. In addition, sales, orders and inventories are decreasing.
Housing-related and consumption decreased. Housing starts increased by an annualized basis,but building approvals reduced annualized.
Details from Mar 1967 are here.
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