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Two Measures Of Inflation And Fed Policy - Friday, March 31
The BEA's Personal Consumption Expenditures Chain-type Price Index for February, released today, shows that core inflation remains below the Federal Reserve's 2% long-term target at 1.75%.
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The Big Four Economic Indicators: Real Personal Income In February
Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandably vague about the specific indicators on which they base their decisions.
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PCE Price Index: Headline & Core Continued Rising In February
The latest Headline PCE price index rose 0.13% month-over-month (MoM) and is up 2.12% year-over-year (YoY). The latest Core PCE index (less Food and Energy) came in at 0.19% MoM and 1.75% YoY.
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Real Disposable Income Per Capita Inched Higher In February
With the release of today's report on January Personal Incomes and Outlays, we can now take a closer look at "Real" Disposable Personal Income Per Capita.
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February Real Median Household Income: Higher In February
The Sentier Research median household income data for February, released this morning, came in at $58,714. The nominal median grew by $658 month-over-month and is up $1,689 year-over-year.
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Q4 GDP Third Estimate: Real GDP Adjusted Upward To 2.1%
The Third Estimate for Q4 GDP, to one decimal, came in at 2.1% (2.08% to two decimal places), an increase over 1.9% in the Second Estimate, but a decline from 3.5% in Q3 GDP. Investing.com had a consensus of 2.1%.
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AAPL Apple Inc.
ACWF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Global
ACWI iShares MSCI ACWI Index Fund
AGG iShares Trust - iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver
AIRR First Trust RBA American Industrial Renaissance ETF
BIL SPDR Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF
BITE The Restaurant ETF
BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond ETF
BWX SPDR Barclays Capital International Treasury Bond ETF
BXUB Barclays Bank PLC
BXUC Barclays Bank PLC
CAPX Elkhorn S&P 500 Capital Expenditures Portfolio ETF
CARZ First Trust NASDAQ Global Auto Index ETF
CLAW Direxion Daily Hmbldrs&Supls Bear 3X ETF
CNDF iShares Edge MSCI Mltifctr Cnsmr Dcrtnry
CNSF iShares Edge MSCI Mltfctr Cnsmr Stpls
CPI IQ Real Return ETF
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund
DDM ProShares Ultra Dow30
DFVL iPath US Treasury 5-year Bull ETN
DFVS iPath US Treasury 5-year Bear ETN
DGT SPDR DJ Global Titans ETF
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
DLBL Barclays Bank PLC
DLBS Barclays Bank PLC
DOG ProShares Short Dow30
DRA Diversified Real Asset Income
DRN Direxion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x Shares ETF
DRV Direxion Daily Re
DTUL iPath U.S. Treasury 2-Year Bull ETN
DTUS Barclays Bank PLC
DTYL Barclays Bank PLC
DTYS Barclays Bank PLC
DUSA DUSA Pharmaceuticals Inc.
DXD ProShares UltraShort Dow30
EARK Ecoark Holdings, Inc.
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration ETF
EEH ELEMENTS Linked to the SPECTRUM Large CAP U.S. Sector Momentum Index
EGF BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund Inc.
EPS WisdomTree Earnings 500 Fund
EQL ALPS Equal Sector Weight ETF
ESGW Columbia Sustainable Global Eq Inc ETF
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund
FDIS Fidelity MSCI Consumer Discretionary ETF
FEX First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund
FIBR Sorrento Networks Corp
FIDU Fidelity MSCI Industrials ETF
FIHD UBS AG FI Enhanced Global Yield ETN
FLQG Franklin LibertyQ Global Equity ETF
FRI First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund
FSTA Fidelity MSCI Consumer Staples Index ETF
FTA First Trust Large Cap Value Opportunities AlphaDEX Fund
FTT Federated Enhanced Treasury Income Fund
FTXD First Trust Nasdaq Retail ETF
FTY iShares FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50 Index Fund
FWDD Madrona Domestic
FXD First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX Fund
FXG First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX Fund
FXI iShares China Large-Cap
FXR First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX Fund
FXY CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust
GIM Templeton Global Income Fund Inc.
GLQ Clough Global Equity Fund
GOVT iSh Brc US TrBd Shs
GSY GUGGENHEIM ENHANCED ULTRA-SH
HDMV First Trust Hrzn MgdVolatil Dev Intl ETF
HOML Etracs Monthly Reset 2xLeveraged ISE Exclusively Homebuilders ETN
HUSV First Trust Hrzn MgdVolatil Domestic ETF
HYDD Direxion Daily High Yield Bear 2X ETF
IARAX Invesco Real Estate Fund Class A
IBM International Business Machines Corporation
IBUY Amplify Online Retail ETF
ICF iShares Cohen & Steers REIT
IEF iShares Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund
IEI iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury Bond Fund
IFLY PureFunds Drone Economy Strategy ETF
IGOV iShares S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Fund
INDF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Indtls
ITB iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund
ITE SPDR Lehman Intermediate Term Treasury ETF
IVE iShares S&P 500 Value Index Fund
IVV iShares S&P 500 Index Fund
IVW iShares S&P 500 Growth Index Fund
IWL iShares Trust
IWM iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund
IYC iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Services Sector Index Fund
IYJ iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrial Sector Index Fund
IYK iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Sector Index Fund
IYR iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund
JHMC JHancock Multifactor Cnsmr Discret ETF
JHMI JHancock Multifactor Industrials ETF
JHML JHancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF
JHMS JHancock Multifactor Consumer Stapl ETF
JKD iShares Morningstar Large Core Index Fund
JRS Nuveen Real Estate Income Fund
KBWY PowerShares Exchange-Traded Funds Trust
LLSC Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 1.25X ETF
LLSP Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 1.25X ETF
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NAIL Direxion Daily Hmbldrs&Supls Bull 3X ETF
NRO Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund Inc
OIL iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return Index ETN
OTPIX Nasdaq-100 Profund Investor Class
PBJ PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage Portfolio
PEJ PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment Portfolio
PEZ PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Discretionary Sector Portfolio
PKB PowerShares Dynamic Building & Construction Portfolio
PLW PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury Portfolio
PMR PowerShares Dynamic Retail Portfolio
PSCC PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Staples Portfolio
PSCD PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary Portfolio
PSL PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples Sector Portfolio
PSQ ProShares Short QQQ
PSR PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate Fund
PST ProShares UltraShort Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury ETF
QID ProShares UltraShort QQQ
QLD ProShares Ultra QQQ
QQEW First Trust NASDAQ
QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1
QQQE Direxion Trust
QQXT First Trust NASDAQ - 100 Ex
RCD Rydex S&P Equal Weight Consumer Discretionary ETF
REK ProShares Short Real Estate
RETL Direxion Daily Retail Bull 3X Shares
RFI Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund Inc.
RGI Rydex S&P Equal Weight Industrials ETF
RGRO RevenueShares Global Growth ETF
RHS Rydex S&P Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF
RIF RMR Real Estate Income Fund (New)
RINF ProShares Trust
RISE Sit Rising Rate ETF
RIT LMP Real Estate Income Fund Inc.
RNP Cohen & Steers REIT & Preferred Income Fund Inc.
RORE Hartford Multifactor REIT ETF
RPG Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Growth ETF
RPV Rydex S&P 500 Pure Value ETF
RQI Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty Fund Inc.
RRF Realty Refund Trust
RSP Rydex S&P Equal Weight ETF
RTH Market Vectors Retail ETF
RWL RevenueShares Large Cap ETF
RWM ProShares Short Russell2000
RWR SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF
RWV RevenueShares Navellier Overall A-100 Fund
RYARX Rydex Series Fds Inverse S&P 500 Strategy Fund
RYRSX Rydex Dynamics Fds Russell 2000 2X Strategy Fun
SBUS ETFS Diversified-Factor US Large Cap
SCAP AdvisorShares Cornerstone Small Cap ETF
SCC ProShares UltraShort Consumer Services ETF
SCHH Schwab US REIT ETF
SCHO Schwab Short-Term US Treasury ETF
SCHR Schwab Fixed-Income ETFs
SCHX SCHWAB US LARGE CAP ETF
SDOW ProShares Indices
SDS ProShares UltraShort S&P500
SFLA iPath Long Extended S&P 500 TR ETN
SH ProShares Short S&P500
SHV iShares Barclays Short Treasury Bond Fund
SHY ISHARES LEHMAN 1-3Y ETF
SIJ ProShares UltraShort Industrials
SLV iShares Silver Trust
SMLL Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 2X ETF
SPDN Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 1X ETF
SPLX UBS ETRACS M Reset 2xLvg S&P 500 TR ETN
SPUU Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 2X ETF
SPVU PowerShares S&P 500 Value
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 ex-Energy
SPXL Direxion Daily S&P500 Bull 3X ETF
SPXN ProShares S&P 500 ex-Financials
SPXS Direxion Daily S&P500 Bear 3X ETF
SPXT ProShares S&P 500 ex-Technology
SPXU ProShares Trust
SPXV ProShares S&P 500 ex-Health Care
SPY SPDR S&P 500
SPYG SPDR Series Trust
SPYV SPDR Series Trust
SQQQ ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ
SRS ProShares UltraShort Real Estate
SRTY ProShares Indices
SSO ProShares Ultra S&P500
SST SPDR Series Trust
SYE SPDR MFS Systematic Core Equity ETF
SZK ProShares UltraShort Consumer Goods
TAPR Barclays Inverse US Treasury Aggt ETN
TBF PROSHARES TR 20+YR TRSY
TBT ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Year Treasury ETF
TBX ProShares Indices
TBZ Toy Biz Inc
TLH iShares Barclays 10-20 Year Treasury Bond Fund
TLO SPDR Lehman Long Term Treasury ETF
TLT iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund
TMF Direxion Daily 30Y T
TMV Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Bear 3x Shares
TNA Direxion Small Cap Bull 3x Shares
TQQQ ProShares UltraPro QQQ
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Trs
TUZ PIMCO 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Index ETF
TWM ProShares UltraShort Russell2000
TYBS
TYD Direxion Daily 10 Yr Trs Bull 3X Shares
TYNS
TYO Direxion Shares ETF Trust
TZA Direxion Small Cap Bear 3x Shares
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury ETF
UCC ProShares Ultra Consumer Services ETF
UDN PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund
UDOW ProShares Indices
UDPIX Ultra Dow 30 Profund Investor Class
UGA United States Gasoline Fund LP
UGE ProShares Ultra Consumer Goods
UPRO ProShares UltraPro S&P 500 ETF
URE ProShares Ultra Real Estate
URTY ProShares UltraPro Russell2000
USA Liberty All-Star Equity Fund
USDU WisdomTree Bloomberg USD Bullish ETF Fund
USMV iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility
USO United States Oil Fund, LP
USSD WisdomTree Strong Dollar US Equity ETF
UST ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury
UUP PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund
UWM ProShares Ultra Russell 2000
UXI ProShares Ultra Industrials ETF
VCR Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF
VDC Vanguard World Funds
VFINX Vanguard Index Trust 500 Index Fund
VGIT Vanguard Intermediate
VGLT Vanguard Long
VGSH Vanguard Short
VIS Vanguard Index Funds
VNQ Vanguard REIT ETF
VOO VANGUARD FIVE HUNDRED INDEX
VOOG Vanguard Admiral Funds Inc
VOOV Vanguard Admiral Funds Inc
VT Vanguard Total World Stock ETF
VTI VANGUARD TOT STK MKT ETF
VTWO Vanguard Russell 2000 ETF
VUSTX Vanguard Long Term Treasury Fund
VV Vanguard Large-Cap ETF
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term FuturesTM ETN
WREI Wilshire US REIT ETF
XHB SPDR S&P HMBLDRS IDX FND
XLI Industrials Select Sector SPDR
XLP Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR
XLRE Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR
XRT SPDR S&P RETAIL ETF
XTN SPDR Series Trust
ZF The Zweig Fund Inc.
ZROZ PIMCO ETF Trust
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