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Gardner Intelligence Machine Tool Orders

Growth in Machine Tool Orders Near Peak

The North Central-East and North Central-West had noticeable contraction for the second month, but the Southeast and Northeast have remained red hot. 
Gardner Business Index Money Supply

Monetary Base Signals Peak Capital Equipment Spending Growth

The annual rate of change peaked in March 2018, indicating that the rate of growth in capital equipment consumption should peak between March 2019 and March 2020.
Gardner Intelligence Disposable Income Growth

Disposable Income Growth Unchanged for Sixth Month

The month-over-month rate of growth in disposable income was remarkably stable, just below the historic average for the sixth month in a row.
Gardner Intelligence Business Index

GBI Achieves Highest-Ever Average Calendar-Year Reading

The average reading for 2018 was 56.9, the highest average in the Index's history.
Gardner Intelligence Housing Permits

Housing Permits Grow for First Time since July

November’s modest month-over-month growth in housing permits will not be enough to prevent further decelerating growth in the annual rate of change.
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