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  • Chicago Fed’s National Activity Index fell more than expected in September.
  • US Dollar Index stays in the positive territory near 93.00.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s National Activity Index (CFNAI) dropped from 1.11 (revised from 0.79) in August to 0.27 in September. This reading came in worse than the market expectation of 0.39.

Key takeaways

“The CFNAI Diffusion Index, which is also a three-month moving average, decreased to +0.51 in September from +0.71 in August.

“Fifty of the 85 individual indicators made positive contributions to the CFNAI in September, while 35 made negative contributions.”

“Forty indicators improved from August to September, while 45 indicators deteriorated. Of the indicators that improved, 12 made negative contributions.”

Market reaction

The US Dollar Index largely ignored this report and was last seen gaining 0.28% on the day at 93.00.