Leading Economic Indicators: More Soft Data Silliness

fake number by the government again

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The index of leading economic indicators rose by 0.4% beating the Econoday Consensus estimate of 0.2%.

“Gains were broad-based in the month led by the ISM new orders index and including, as always, the interest rate spread where short-term rates are unusually low. The LEI has been very solid and continues to point ahead to rising economic strength.”

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No Obamacare in Most of Iowa and Major Portions of Tennessee? What Happens? Fallback Plans?

oops

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Nearly the entire state of Tennessee has a single Obamacare provider. In sixteen counties, none of this year’s providers want to do business.

Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Alaska, and Wyoming are states where there is only a single provider for the entire state. Iowa is likely to be covered by a single provider next year. Most of North Carolina, Florida, Missouri, and Arizona are also in a single-provider situation.

Enrollment for 2018 starts in November. Will the problem be fixed by then? If not, What Happens if Places Have No Obamacare Insurers?

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