While the week ahead has some headline capturing data releases, I am most interested in the October retail sales number and the November regional manufacturing releases. Higher prices have hit the psyche of consumers recently as corporations have passed higher prices onto the consumer. We will find out what impact, if any, the higher prices have had on consumer’s willingness to spend on goods. Additionally, I will be watching the regional manufacturing surveys, which tend to be a good litmus test for the overall manufacturing sector.
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