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MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 10/13/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week +4.0%. Previous weeks were -0.1%, +1.0%, +3.0%, -11.0%, +11.0%, +1.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +1.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, and +1.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week +3.0%. Previous weeks were -4.0%, -2.0%, -4.0%, -9.0%,... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
Import and Export Prices (September 2017) - Import Prices month/month +0.7%. Previous was +0.6% - Export Prices month/month +0.8%. Previous was +0.7% - Import Prices year/year +2.7%. Previous was +2.1% - Export Prices year/year +2.9%. Previous was +2.4% If these... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at <!-- Mortgages -->
Empire State Manufacturing Survey (October 2017) - General Business Conditions Index 30.2. Previous was 24.4 This index is from a survey conducted by the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Because of the size of New York's population it ranks 9th... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
Consumer Price Index (September 2017) - CPI month/month 0.5%. Previous was +0.4% - CPI year/year 2.2%. Previous was +1.9% - CPI core (less food & energy) month/month +0.1%. Previous was +0.2% - CPI core (less food & energy) year/year +1.7%.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 10/7/2017) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 243,000. Previous was 258,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 228,046 an increase of 23,384 from previous - 4-week Moving Average 257,500. Previous was 267,000 Lately Jobless Claims have been... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 10/6/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week -0.1%. Previous weeks were +1.0%, +3.0%, -11.0%, +11.0%, +1.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +1.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +1.0%, and +3.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week -4.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, -4.0%, -9.0%, +9.0%,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
NFIB Small Business Optimism Index (September 2017) - level 103.0. Previous was 105.3 This is a survey index of small businesses. In general, small business are where jobs growth takes place. Redbook Store Sales (week ended 10/7/2017) - Store Sales... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
BLS Employment Situation Report (September 2017) - Nonfarm Payrolls month/month -33,000. Previous was +169,000 - Unemployment Rate 4.2%. Previous was 4.4% - Private Payrolls month/month -40,000. Previous was +164,000 - Manufacturing Payrolls month/month -1,000. Previous was 41,000 - Participation Rate... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Challenger Job-Cut (September 2017) - Announced Layoffs 32,346. Previous was 33,825 International Trade (August 2017) - Trade Deficit Trade Deficit Level $42.4 billion. Previous was $43.6 billion Since a good deal of import/export is done by ships this may have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 9/29/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week +1.0%. Previous weeks were +3.0%, -11.0%, +11.0%, +1.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +1.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +1.0%, +3.0%, and -3.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week -2.0%. Previous weeks were -4.0%, -9.0%, +9.0%, +5.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 9/30/2017) - Store Sales year/year +4.1%. Previous was +4.0% Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
PMI Manufacturing Index (September 2017) - Index level 53.1. Previous was 52.8 ISM Manufacturing Index (September 2017) - Index level 60.8. Previous was 58.8 Construction Spending (August 2017) - Construction Spending month/month +0.5%. Previous was -1.2% - Construction Spending year/year... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Personal Income and Outlays (August 2017) - Personal Income month/month +0.2%. Previous was 0.3% - Consumer Spending month/month +0.1%. Previous was 0.3% - PCE Price Index month/month +0.2%. Previous was 0.1% - Core PCE price index month/month +0.1%. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
GDP (2ndQ2017) - Real GDP quarter/quarter seasonally adjusted, annualized rate +3.1%. Previous was +3.0% - GDP price index quarter/quarter seasonally adjusted, annualized rate +1.0%. Previous was +1.0% - Real Consumer Spending quarter/quarter seasonally adjusted, annualized rate +3.3%. Previous was +3.3%... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 9/22/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week +3.0%. Previous weeks were -11.0%, +11.0%, +1.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +1.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +1.0%, +3.0%, -3.0%, and -4.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week -4.0%. Previous weeks were -9.0%, +9.0%, +5.0%, -2.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 9/23/2017) - Store Sales year/year +4.0%. Previous was +3.6% This continues to be deceptive as chain store close giving this data survivor bias. S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller HPI (July 2017) - 20-city, seasonally adjusted month/month... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Chicago Federal Reserve National Activity Index (August 2017) - Level -0.31. Previous was +0.03 - 3 Month Moving Average -0.04. Previous was 0.00 This dip was at least in part caused by the impact of Harvey on oil production. Dallas... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
PMI Composite Flash (September 2017) - Composite 54.6. Previous was 56.0 - Manufacturing 53.0. Previous was 52.5 - Services 55.1. Previous was 56.9 Atlanta Federal Reserve Business Inflation Expectations (September 2017) - Business Inflation Expectations year/year +1.9%. Previous was +1.9% Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Jobless Claims (week ended 9/16/2017) - New Claims seasonally a 259,000. Previous was 282,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 212,297 an increase of 13 from previous - 4-week Moving Average 268,750. Previous was 262,750 Increase in Claims from the storms... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 9/15/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week -11.0%. Previous weeks were +11.0%, +1.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +1.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +1.0%, +3.0%, -3.0%, -4.0%, and -1.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week -9.0%. Previous weeks were +9.0%, +5.0%, -2.0%, +0.3%,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Housing Starts (August 2017) - Starts seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,180,000. Previous was 1,190,000 - Permits seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,300,000. Previous was 1,230,000 We need 1,500,000 starts/year to keep pace with population growth and scrappage of obsolete or damaged... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Housing Market Index (September 2017) - Housing Market Index 64. Previous was 67. This index comes from a survey taken by the National Association of Home Builders. It measures how confident homebuilders are about the housing market. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Retail Sales (August 2017) - Retail Sales month/month -0.2%. Previous was +0.3% - Retail Sales less autos month/month +0.2%. Previous was +0.4% - Less Autos & Gas month/month -0.1%. Previous was +0.6% This is soft and some of the softness... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Consumer Price Index (August 2017) - CPI overall month/month +0.4%. Previous was +0.1% - CPI overall year/year +1.9%. Previous was +1.7% - CPI less food & energy month/month +0.2%. Previous was +0.1% - CPI less food & energy year/year +1.7%.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 9/8/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week +11.0%. Previous weeks were +1.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +1.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +1.0%, +3.0%, -3.0%, -4.0%, -1.0%, and -3.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week +9.0%. Previous weeks were +5.0%, -2.0%, +0.3%, +2.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->