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Friday: Personal Income and Outlays, Chicago PMI

Friday:
• At 8:30 AM ET: Personal Income and Outlays, March 2021. The consensus is for a 0.4% increase in personal income, and for a 0.6% increase in personal spending. And for the Core PCE price index to increase 0.3%.  PCE prices are expected to be up 6.4% YoY, and core PCE prices up 5.3% YoY.

• At 9:45 AM, Chicago Purchasing Managers Index for April. The consensus is for a reading of 62.0, down from 62.9 in March.

• At 10:00 AM, University of Michigan’s Consumer sentiment index (Final for April). The consensus is for a reading of 65.7.

On COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):

COVID Metrics
 
Now
Week
Ago
Goal

Percent fully Vaccinated
66.1%

≥70.0%1

Fully Vaccinated (millions)
219.6

≥2321

New Cases per Day3🚩
53,133
42,426
≤5,0002

Hospitalized3🚩
10,803
9,909
≤3,0002

Deaths per Day3

334
352
≤502

1 Minimum to achieve “herd immunity” (estimated between 70% and 85%).
2my goals to stop daily posts,
37-day average for Cases, Currently Hospitalized, and Deaths
🚩 Increasing 7-day average week-over-week for Cases, Hospitalized, and Deaths
✅ Goal met.

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This graph shows the daily (columns) and 7-day average (line) of deaths reported.

Deaths are declining week-over-week, but new cases and hospitalizations are increasing.

Average daily deaths bottomed in July 2021 at 214 per day.

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