Economic Statistics for 30 Jun 15
Redbook reports that last week’s retail sales weakened to 1.6% on a year-ago basis, from the previous week’s already-weak 1.7%.
The S&P Case-Shiller home price index rose 0.3% in April, with a 4.9% year-over-year increase.
Chicago’s PMI sample remains surprisingly depressed, at a June index of 49.4, the 4th contractionary reading (sub-50) of the last 5 months.
The Conference Board’s June Consumer Confidence Index Jumped 6 points to 101.4.
The State Street Investor Confidence Index 6.2 points to 127.0 in June, mainly on confidence from US investors.