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Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 9/15/2018) - Chain Store Sales year/year +5.4%. Previous was +6.3% This takes no account for chain store outlets which have closed in the past year. Housing Market Index (September 2018) - Housing Market Index... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at <!-- Mortgages -->
Retail Sales (August 2018) - Retail Sales month/month 0.1%. Previous was +0.7% - Retail Sales less autos month/month 0.3%. Previous was +0.9% - Less Autos & Gas month/month 0.2%. Previous was +0.9% Welcome to Three Card Monte. Follow Retail Sales... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
CPI (August 2018) - CPI month/month change 0.2%. Previous was +0.2% - CPI year/year change 22.7%. Previous was +2.9% - CPI less food & energy month/month 0.1%. Previous was +0.2% - CPI less food & energy year/year 2 2.2%. Previous... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
JOLTS (July 2018) - Job Openings 6,939,000. Previous was 6,822,000 This is approaching "off the charts" territory. The number of unemployed people seeking jobs in August was 6,234,000 according to last Friday's BLS Employment Situation Report. There are 705,000 more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
September 7, 2018 BLS Employment Situation Report (August 2018) - Nonfarm Payrolls month/month 201,000. Previous was 147,000 - Unemployment Rate 3.9%. Previous was 3.9% - Private Payrolls month/month 204,000. Previous was 153,000 - Manufacturing Payrolls month/month -3,000. Previous was 18,000... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Challenger Job-Cut Report (August 2018) - Announced Layoffs 38,472. Previous was 27,122 This is the 3rd largest total this year behind March and January. There was an increase in companies reporting job cuts due to steel tariffs. Still tariff related... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 8/31/2018) - Purchase Index week/Week +1.0%. Previous weeks were -1.0%, +6.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, -3.0%, -1.0%, -5.0%, +7.0%, +1.0%, -6.0%, +4.0%, -2.0%, and +4.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -1.0%. Previous weeks were -3.0%, +3.0%, 0.0%, -5.0%.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
PMI Manufacturing Index (August 2018) - Level 5 4.7. Previous was 55.3 ISM Manufacturing Index (August 2018) - Index 61.3. Previous was 58.1 Construction Spending (July 2018) - Construction Spending month/month +0.1%. Previous was -0.8% - Construction Spending year/year 5.8%.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Chicago PMI (August 2018) - Business Barometer Index 63.6. Previous was 65.5 Consumer Sentiment (August 2018) - Sentiment Index 96.2. Previous was 95.3. This is the metric from the University of Michigan survey. It is supposed to forecast Consumer Spending... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 8/25/2018) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 213,000. Previous was 210,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 175,421 an increase of 2,090 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 212,250. Previous was 231,750 The total number... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 8/24/2018) - Purchase Index Week/Week -1.0%. Previous weeks were +6.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, -3.0%, -1.0%, -5.0%, +7.0%, +1.0%, -6.0%, +4.0%, -2.0%, +4.0%, and -2.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -3.0%. Previous weeks were +3.0%, 0.0%, -5.0%. -2.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Goods Trade Deficit (July 2018) - Deficit $72.2 billion. Previous was $67.9 billion - Exports month/month -1.7%. Previous was -1.2% - Imports month/month 0.9%. Previous was -0.7% Retail Inventories (July 2018) - month/month change 0.4%. Previous was 0.0% This is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Durable Goods Orders (July 2018) - New Orders month/month -1.7%. Previous was +0.7% - Ex-transportation month/month +0.2%. Previous was +0.1% - Core non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft month/month +1.4%. Previous was +0.6% This is really several reports. Overall was down.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 8/18/2018) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 210,000. Previous was 212,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 172,932 a decrease of 7,107 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 213,750. Previous was 215,500 Last week is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 8/17/2018) - Purchase Index Week/Week +6.0%. Previous weeks were -3.0%, -2.0%, -3.0%, -1.0%, -5.0%, +7.0%, +1.0%, -6.0%, +4.0%, -2.0%, +4.0%, -2.0%, and -2.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week +3.0%. Previous weeks were 0.0%, -5.0%. -2.0%, +1.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 8/18/2018) - Same Store Sales year/year +4.7%. Previous was +4.5% Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Consumer Sentiment (August 2018) - Sentiment Index 95.3. Previous was 97.9 This is the survey index from University of Michigan. It is supposed to forecast Consumer Spending in the next few months. E-Commerce Retail Sales (2ndQ2018) - E-Sales quarter/quarter seasonally... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Housing Starts (July 2018) - Starts seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,168,000. Previous was 1,158,000 - Permits seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,311,000. Previous was 1,292,000 Single family was +1.9%. 2-4 units was -11.1%. 5+ units was +1.7%. Housing has never recovered... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 8/10/2018) - Purchase Index Week/Week -3.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, -3.0%, -1.0%, -5.0%, +7.0%, +1.0%, -6.0%, +4.0%, -2.0%, +4.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, and -2.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week 0.0%. Previous weeks were -5.0%. -2.0%, +1.0%, +2.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
NFIB Small Business Optimism Index (July 2018) - level 107.9. Previous was 107.2 Import and Export Prices (July 2018) - Import Prices month/month +0.0%. Previous was -0.1% - Export Prices month/month -0.5%. Previous was +0.2% - Import Prices year/year +4.8%.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
CPI (July 2018) - CPI month/month +0.2%. Previous was +0.1% - CPI year/year +2.9%. Previous was +2.9% - CPI less food & energy month/month +0.2%. Previous was +0.2% - CPI less food & energy year/year +2.4%. Previous was +2.3% While... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 8/4/2018) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 213,000. Previous was 219,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 184,666 an increase of 4,785 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 214,250. Previous was 214,500 The Jobs Market... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 8/3/2018) - Purchase Index Week/Week -2.0%. Previous weeks were -3.0%, -1.0%, -5.0%, +7.0%, +1.0%, -6.0%, +4.0%, -2.0%, +4.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, and -0.2% - Refinance Index Week/Week -5.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, +1.0%, +2.0%, -2.5%,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 8/4/2018) - Store Sales year/year 5.6%. Previous was 4.2% JOLTS (June 2018) - Job Openings 6,662,000. Previous was 6,659,000 Last Friday's BLS jobs report showed 6,280,000 people unemployed. This is the 4th consecutive month... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Employment Situation Report (July 2018) - Nonfarm Payrolls seasonally adjusted month/month 157,000. Previous revised to 248,000 The 2 previous months were revised up by a total of 59,000 jobs making the corrected count +217,000 - Non seasonally adjusted jobs were... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->