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Summary: The New York Fed's business surveys, retail sales, industrial production, and NAHB homebuilder sentiment highlight the "stabilization" message our activity indicators continue to signal. Yes, the US economy is still slowing in terms of underlying growth rate (strip out GDP noise and lags). But the glidepath looks gentle and the rotation looks healthy: nominal consumption is normalizing at the margin, while capex-sensitive sectors like manufacturing and housing are moving closer to expansionary territory.

Note: These measures are likely understating economic growth because they are incorporating a spike in Massachusetts initial jobless claims due to fraudulent application

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