Author: Ricky Cove

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The overall trend for durable goods orders remains strong, and total orders rose 9.2% in the last 12 months.

Rising interest rates increase the cost of owning a home for prospective buyers, but the housing market hasn't yet felt the impact of rate increases.

The US Dollar Index posted four consecutive daily declines last week as trade tensions escalated.

Increasing trade tensions are creating problems for global stock markets, but US investors seem to be unfazed by these developments.

According to the June 21 Conference Board report, the May LEI was 109.5—a 0.2% increase from the revised April LEI of 109.3.

Donald Trump added fuel to the trade war fire by announcing that the United States would extend 10% tariffs to $200 billion of Chinese (GXC) imports.

The US Dollar Index (UUP) managed a sharp recovery last week. The appreciation seemed to be due to tariff announcements.

US equity markets remained largely unchanged in an eventful week that ended June 15 as geopolitics failed to dent investor confidence.

Industrial production in the United States fell 0.1% in May as compared to an increase of 0.9% in April.

The United States Census Bureau releases a monthly report on retail sales in the United States. Let's take a look at the latest data.