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Housing Starts (January 2018) - Starts seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,326,000. Previous was 1,209,000 - Permits seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,396,000. Previous was 1,300,000 Starts are the second highest level post-Great Recession. However, single-family starts were lower than December. The... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 2/10/2018) - Initial Claims seasonally adjusted 230,000. Previous was 223,000 - Initial Claims unadjusted, totaled 233,009 a decrease of 9,953 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 228,500. Previous was 225,000 The jobs market... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 2/9/2018) - Purchase Index Week/Week -6.0%,. Previous weeks were +0.0%, -3.0%, +6.0%, +3.0%, +5.0%, +1.0%, -6.0%, -1.0%, +2.0%, +2.0%, +5.0%, +0.4%, and +1.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week -2.0%. Previous weeks were +1.0%, -3.0%, +1.0%, +4.0%,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
NFIB Small Business Optimism Index (January 2018) - level 106.9. Previous was 105.5. Small Business Confidence has been high. This is important because small busines are where most new jobs are generated. Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 2/10/2018) -... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
Wholesale Trade (December 2017) - Inventories month/month +0.4%. Previous was +0.6% This is a component of 4thQ2017GDP. Inventory changes do not only reflect economic basics but are just as much corrections to previous estimates of demand. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 2/3/2018) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 221,000. Previous was 230,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 240,636 decrease of 27,130 previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 224,500. Previous was 234,500 Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 1/26/2018) - Purchase Index Week/Week +0.0%. Previous weeks were -3.0%, +6.0%, +3.0%, +5.0%, +1.0%, -6.0%, -1.0%, +2.0%, +2.0%, +5.0%, +0.4%, +1.0%, and -1.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week +1.0%. Previous weeks were -3.0%, +1.0%, +4.0%, +11.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Trade Deficit (December 2017) - Trade Deficit $53.1 billion. Previous was $50.4 billion This was not about oil prices. Both exports and imports were up but the result was a higher Trade Deficit which is a hit to 4thQ2017 GDP.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
PMI Services Index (January 2018) - Level 53.3. Previous was 53.7 Growing but as the slowest pace in the past nine months. ISM Non-Manufacturing Index (January 2018) - Composite Index 59.9. Previous was 56.0 This Index has been indicating considerable... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
BLS Employment Situation Report (January 2018) - Nonfarm Payrolls month/month 200,000. Previous was +160,000 - Nonfarm Payrolls month/month with adjustment to 2 prior months jobs were +176,000 - Unemployment Rate 4.1%. Previous was 4.1% - Private Payrolls month/month 196,000. Previous... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 1/26/2018) - Purchase Index Week/Week -3.0%. Previous weeks were +6.0%, +3.0%, +5.0%, +1.0%, -6.0%, -1.0%, +2.0%, +2.0%, +5.0%, +0.4%, +1.0%, -1.0%, and -6.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week -3.0%. Previous weeks were +1.0%, +4.0%, +11.0%, -7.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 1/27/2018) - Store Sales year/year +3.2%. Previous was +3.8% Case-Shiller Home Price Index (November 2017) - 20-city, seasonally adjusted month/month 0.7%. Previous was +0.7% - 20-city, not seasonally adjusted month/month +0.2%. Previous was +0.2%... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Personal Income and Outlays (December 2017) - Personal Income month/month +0.4%. Previous was +0.3% - Consumer Spending month/month +0.4%. Previous was +0.8% - PCE Price Index month/month +0.1%. Previous was +0.2% - Core PCE price index month/month +0.2%. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
GDP (4thQ2017) - Real GDP quarter/quarter seasonally adjusted, annualized rate +2.6%. Previous was +3.2% - GDP price index quarter/quarter seasonally adjusted, annualized rate +2.4%. Previous was +2.1% - Real Consumer Spending quarter/quarter seasonally adjusted, annualized rate +3.8%. Previous was +2.2%... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 1/19/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week +6.0%. Previous weeks were +3.0%, +5.0%, +1.0%, -6.0%, -1.0%, +2.0%, +2.0%, +5.0%, +0.4%, +1.0%, -1.0%, -6.0%, and +4.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week +1.0%. Previous weeks were +4.0%, +11.0%, -7.0%, -3.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 1/20/2018) - Store Sales year/year +3.8%. Previous was +2.6% Chain Store Sales have been surprisingly strong lately. Richmond Federal Reserve Manufacturing Index (January 2018) - Level 14. Previous was 20 This is one of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Chicago Federal Reserve National Activity Index (December 2017) - Level 0.27. Previous was 0.11 - 3 Month Moving Average 0.42. Previous was 0.43 Utility output consequent to very cold winter weather is responsible for a substantial part of the increase. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Consumer Sentiment (January 2018) - Sentiment Index 94.4 . Previous was 95.9 The is from the University of Michigan's Consumer Survey Center. It is supposed to measure Consumer Spending in the next few months. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Housing Starts (December 2017) - Starts seasonally adjusted annualized rate 1,192,000. Previous was 1,299,000 - Permits seasonally adjusted annualized rate 1,302,000. Previous was 1,303,000 A large part of why housing starts are so low is that land use regulations especially... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 1/12/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week +3.0%. Previous weeks were +5.0%, +1.0%, -6.0%, -1.0%, +2.0%, +2.0%, +5.0%, +0.4%, +1.0%, -1.0%, -6.0%, +4.0%, and -0.1%. - Refinance Index Week/Week +4.0%. Previous weeks were +11.0%, -7.0%, -3.0%, -3.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Empire State Manufacturing Survey (January 2018) - General Business Conditions Index 17.7. Previous was 19.6 Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Consumer Price Index (December 2017) - CPI month/month +0.1%. Previous was +0.4% - CPI year/year +2.1%. Previous was +2.2% - CPI core (less food & energy) month/month +0.3%. Previous was +0.1% - CPI core (less food & energy) year/year +1.8%.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 1/6/2018) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 261,000. Previous was 250,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 402,979 an increase of 51,659 from previous - 4-week Moving Average 250,750. Previous was 241,750 This data is hard to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 1/5/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week +5.0%. Previous weeks were +1.0%, -6.0%, -1.0%, +2.0%, +2.0%, +5.0%, +0.4%, +1.0%, -1.0%, -6.0%, +4.0%, -0.1%, and +1.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week +11.0%. Previous weeks were -7.0%, -3.0%, -3.0%, +9.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
JOLTS (November 2017) - Job Openings 5,879,000. Previous was 5,925,000 This is the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey fromthe Department of Labor. NFIB Small Business Optimism Index (December 2017) - level 104.9. Previous was 107.5 While this is down... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->