Economic Statistics for 19 Nov 15
The Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey moved back into positive territory in November, rising from -4.5 to 1.9.
The Conference Board’s index of leading economic indicators rose 0.6% in October.
Initial weekly jobless claims fell 5,000 to 271,000. The 4-week average rose 3,000 to 270,750. Continuing claims rose 2,000 to 2.167 million.
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell -0.4 points to 41.2 in the latest week.
The Fed’s balance sheet fell $-5.3 billion last week, with total assets of $4.487 trillion. Reserve bank credit rose $7.2 billion.
The Fed reports that M2 money supply fell by $-13.4 billion in the latest week.