State of the Economy

The State of the Economy: Friday 2/15/13

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StateoftheMarkets Economic Roundup

At StateoftheMarkets.com, one of our primary goals is to provide you, the individual investor, with the tools to be more successful in the stock market. While economic stats may be viewed as a bit dull to many, keeping on top of the trend of the economic data is a vital part of staying in tune with the current environment of stock market.

In order to help you stay up to date on all the important economic data, we provide a “State of the Economy” roundup each trading day. The report summarizes the day’s important economic data in an ‘executive summary’ quick-read format and then provides links to the most recent data, sorted by category.

Let’s start with today’s economic releases…

The State of the Economy: By Category

Below are the most recent reports on the key economic data. The goal of sorting the reports by economic category is to make it easier to spot the trend of the data.

The State of the Jobs Market:
Current Trend of Recent Data: Improving

    The State of the Housing Market:
    Current Trend of Recent Data: Rebounding

    The State of the Consumer:
    Current Trend of Recent Data: Rebounding

      The State of the Economic Growth:
      Current Trend of Recent Data: Slow Growth

        The State of the Manufacturing Sector:
        Current Trend of Recent Data: Weak Advance

          The State of the Services Sector:
          Current Trend of Recent Data: Improving

            The State of Inflation:
            Current Trend of Recent Data: Stable

              The State of Small Business:
              Current Trend of Recent Data: Weakening

               

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              David Moenning is a the Chief Investment Officer at Heritage Capital Management. Dave is also the proprietor of StateoftheMarkets.com, which provides free and subscription-based portfolio services. Dave began his investment career in 1980 and has been an independent money manager since 1987. Thus, Dave has been live on the firing line and investing for a living for more than 25 years.