Economic Statistics for 26 Mar 15
The Markit PMI services index flash for March rose 1.8 points to 58.6.
The Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Index fell -5 points to -4 in March.
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose 1.3 points to 45.5 in the latest week, the highest level since July, 2007.
Initial weekly jobless claims fell 9,000 to 282,000. The 4-week average fell 7,750 to 297,000. Continuing claims fell 6,000 to 2.416 million.
The Fed’s balance sheet fell $-15.3 billion last week, with total assets of $4.481 trillion. Reserve bank credit fell $-7.9 billion.
The Fed reports that M2 money supply rose by $9.3 billion in the latest week.