Dallas Fed Texas Manufacturing Activity Continues to Contract -22.6 vs -17.7 Prior

The Dallas Fed manufacturing survey manufacturing index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, edged down to negative 22.6 in July, indicating output slid even more from June. The improvement in the company outlook index posted a fifth consecutive negative reading but moved up to -10.8 vs -20.2 prior. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, was largely unchanged at 3.8 still indicative of growth. Prices and wages continued to increase but at a more moderate pace.  … Continue reading “Dallas Fed Texas Manufacturing Activity Continues to Contract -22.6 vs -17.7 Prior”

Dallas Fed October Trimmed Mean PCE Falls For The Month But Still Higher on Year

The Dallas Fed Trimmed Mean PCE for October showed the annualized rate of inflation at 4.2%, a slowdown from the extreme 4.9% in September but still elevated. The Federal Reserve favors the trimmed mean as it excludes the most extreme price changes in consumer goods and services each month. Looking out longer term , the six-month view annualized rate rose to 3.3% from 3.0%. The 12 month estimate rose to 2.6% from 2.3%. The numbers are lower than the traditional … Continue reading “Dallas Fed October Trimmed Mean PCE Falls For The Month But Still Higher on Year”