Commentary

The Consumer Price Index fell 0.8% for April, approximately as expected, with Core CPI down 0.4%. The Producer Price Index was down 1.3% versus 0.2% in March.

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U.S. Real GDP Growth came in at 4.8% for the first quarter of 2020 versus +2.1% for the fourth quarter of 2019. Consumer Spending declined 7.5% for the month of March.

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New Single Family Home Sales came in at an annualized rate of 627,000 units, down from 741,000 unit rate last month. U.S. Durable Goods Orders were down 14.4% in March after having been up 1.1% in February.

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