The Johnson Redbook Index: Ad Usum Proprium.

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Review Notes

The Johnson Redbook Index

What Is It: A quick glance at weekly sales at key department and chain stores.
News Release on the Internet: No free access. Available only to paid clients. See press stories for the latest chain store sales.
Home Web Address: www.redbookresearch.com
Release Time: 8:55 a.m. (ET) every Tuesday for the week ending the prior Saturday. The monthly report is released the first Thursday of the new month.

Frequency: Weekly.
Source: Redbook Research.
Revisions: Not on weekly figures. Redbook does release a monthly report in which the numbers are revised as more data arrives.”

Via Bernard Baumohl. “The Secrets of Economic Indicators”

Redbook Index in the United States increased by 3.30 percent in the week ending December 9 of 2017 over the same week in the previous year. Redbook Index in the United States averaged 2.27 percent from 2005 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 7.60 percent in March of 2005 and a record low of -5.80 percent in July of 2009.

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Source: Trading Economics

-R.W.N. II

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