Small Business Optimism

November 12, 2019 .Small business optimism rose 0.6 point in October to 102.4 after having fallen 1.5 points in September.  The August 2018  level of 108.8  broke the previous record high level of 108.0 set 35 years ago back in July 1983.  The current level of...

Consumer Sentiment

November 8, 2019 The preliminary estimate of consumer sentiment for November came in at 95.7 which is marginally above the October reading of 95.5.  While volatile on a month-to-month basis consumer sentiment remains at a lofty level.  The peak for the cycle was 101.4...

Car and Truck Sales

November 6, 2019 Unit car and truck sales fell 3.4% in October to a 16.546 million pace after having risen 1.0% in September and 0.6% in August.    During the last year car sales have declined 5.3%.  Car sales have been been edging their way lower for the past couple...