The Leading Economic Index jumped

The Leading Economic Index (LEI) jumped 0.3% in March, after being up 0.7% in February and 0.8% in January. This index shows a picture of future economic health. This shows little reason to expect a recession over the next 12 months. Year over year, this index is up...

The yield curve continues to flatten

The Federal Reserve released its latest Beige Book. It showed continued to report steady growth overall. Trade concerns were starting to pop up, including rising steel costs. Labor market tightness continued to be an issue, especially for highly skilled workers, but...

Earnings roll in

Hillsboro based Phoseon Technology, maker of semiconductor light for industrial applications, will expand its factory by more than 50%. Their work force has grown from 125 to 175 over the past two years. (OregonLive) Market breadth appears to be in favor of the bulls....

Extra innings for tax filing

Gross domestic product (GDP) in China rose +6.8% in the first quarter. (AP) China’s central bank announced a surprise cut in bank reserve requirements, reducing the amount of cash most commercial and foreign banks must hold in order to pay back loans obtained...