A partial government shut-down is disrupting the release of data adding to uncertainty.

The partial government shutdown is affecting the release of data investors rely on to determine the condition of the economy. The trade data from November was not released last week and the retail sales due out this week will not be available. This data comes from the Commerce Department which is closed. Other data is being released such as the JOLTS numbers which come from the Labor Department and is fully funded.

 

PROBANK AUSTIN ADVISOR - JANUARY 14, 2019