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S&P500  +1.76% (3,185.04);   NASDAQ  +4.01% (10,617.44);   DJIA  +0.96% (26,075.30)


This week’s reports:

  • May’s Consumer Credit slumped by $18.2 billion after plunging by a revised $70.2 billion in April. Economists had expected credit to decrease by $15.5 billion. Revolving credit tumbled by $24.3 billion, while non-revolving credit rose by $6.0 billion.
  • July’s IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index fell to 44 from June’s 47.
  • June’s PPI (Producer Price Index) fell 0.8% y/y, the same decline as in May. PPI ex Food & Energy rose 0.1% y/y versus May’s +0.3% y/y.
  • June’s ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI jumped to 57.1, firmly in the expansion territory, from May’s 45.4.
  • June’s Markit Services PMI rose to 47.9 from May’s 46.7. Composite PMI rose to 47.9 from May’s 46.8.
  • May’s Wholesale Inventories fell by 1.2%, the same decrease as in April.       
  • Initial Jobless Claims for the week ending July 4th fell by 99K to 1.314M. Continuing Jobless Claims for the week ending June 270th fell by 698K to 18.062M.