Project Description


S&P500 +1.20%(2,939.88); NASDAQ +1.85% (8,146.40); DJIA -0.06% (26,543.33)

Q1 2019 GDP Growth Annualized (advance estimate) was 3.2% versus Q4 2018’s +2.2%.

Growth was led by increases in personal consumption, private inventory investment,

exports, state and local government spending, nonresidential fixed investment and a decrease in imports.

March’s Existing Home Sales fell -4.9% from February’s +11.2%.

New Home Sales rose 4.5% from February’s +5.9%.

April’s Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index fell to 3 from March’s reading of 10.

March’s Durable Goods Orders rose 2.7% from February’s -1.1%.

Durable Goods Orders ex. Transportation rose 0.4% from February’s -0.2%.

Initial Jobless Claims for the week ending April 19th rose by 37K to 230K.


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