Market Weekly: Apr 23 Apr 27 2018


Initial Jobless Claims -24K at 209K vs. 230K consensus, 233K prior (revised).
Continuous Claims: -29K at 1.837M vs. 1.866M.

March Durable Goods: +2.6% vs. +1.6% expected, +3.5% (revised from +3.0%) prior.
Core durable goods: +0.0% vs. +0.5% expected, +0.9% (revised from +1.0%) prior.

March International trade in goods: -$68.0B vs. -74.5B consensus and -$75.9B prior (revised).
Imports: $208.1B
Exports: $140.1B

Wholesale Inventories: +0.5% (Prel) M/M to $628.8B in-line with consensus, +0.7% in Feb; +5.8% Y/Y.

Retail Inventories: -0.4% in April vs. +0.4% prior.

April Kansas City Fed Composite Index: +26, vs. +17 consensus, +17 prior.
Manufacturing Index +33 vs. +20 prior.

Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell to 57.5 for the week ending on April 22 after a reading of 58.1 a week ago.
The State of the Economy index increased to 57.9 from 57.3.
The Personal Finance index dropped to 64.3 from 65.9.
The Buying Climate index retreated to 50.2 from 51.1.