USA Chicago Fed National Activity Index from 2011 until Oct 2012

Chart the Chicago fed national activity index 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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