Macro Briefing: 22 February 2019

Trump to meet with China’s top trade negotiator today: Bloomberg
Existing home sales in US fell to 3-year low in Jan: Reuters
Mortgage rates fall to 1-year low, suggesting possibility of housing rebound: MW
US core durable goods orders fell in December: CNBC
US jobless claims retreat, suggesting labor market remains strong: MW
Leading Economic Index for US ticked lower in Jan: CB
Philly Fed Index goes negative in Feb–first time in 3 years: MW
PMI survey data: US economic growth picked up in Feb: IHS Markit