Thursday, May 31, 2018

Stat of the Day: The Consumer's In Good Shape

This morning's release of the Bureau of Economic Analysis's Personal Income and Outlays Report confirms what we've been seeing consistently in our weekly macro analysis; that the U.S. consumer -- who's responsible for 2/3rds of U.S. economic activity -- remains in pretty good shape.

As I suggested in this morning's podcast, what we view as a muted market response (thus far) to some seriously negative news on trade speaks to what are (at this juncture) otherwise bullish general conditions.

Here's Bloomberg: