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MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 6/23/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week -4.0%. Previous weeks were -1.0%, -3.0%, +10.0%, -1.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +2.0%, +4.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +3.0%, +1.0%, and +1.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week -9.0%. Previous weeks were +2.0%, +9.0%, +3.0%, -6.0%,... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 6/24/2017) - Store Sales year/year +2.2%. Previous was +2.8% S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller HPI (April 2017) - 20-city seasonally adjusted month/month +0.3%. Previous was +0.5% - 20-city not seasonally adjusted month/month +0.9%. Previous was +1.0%... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at <!-- Mortgages -->
PMI Composite Flash (June 2017) - Composite 53.0. Previous was 53.9 - Manufacturing 52.1. Previous was 52.5 - Services 53.0. Previous was 54.0 Growth but at a slower pace. New Home Sales (May 2017) - New Home Sales seasonally adjusted,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 6/17/2017) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 241,000. Previous was 238,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 228,461 decrease of 5,724 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 244,750. Previous was 243,250 Jobless Claims remain low.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 6/16/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week -1.0%. Previous weeks were -3.0%, +10.0%, -1.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +2.0%, +4.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +3.0%, +1.0%, +1.0%, and -2.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week +2.0%. Previous weeks were +9.0%, +3.0%, -6.0%, +11.0%,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 6/17/2017) - Store Sales year/year +2.8%. Previous was +2.1%. As chain store outlets close this data becomes less meaningful because it only compares stores till open. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Housing Starts (May 2017) - Starts seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,092,000. Previous was 1,156,000 - Permits seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,168,000. Previous was 1,228,000 Strong Housing Starts are a sign of economic health. People get jobs, save some money, buy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 6/10/2017) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 237,000. Previous was 245,000 - New Claims, unadjusted, totaled 233,579 an increase of 21,309 from previous - 4-week Moving Average 243,000. Previous was 242,000 Philadelphia Federal Reserve Business Outlook... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 6/9/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week -3.0%. Previous weeks were +10.0%, -1.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +2.0%, +4.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +3.0%, +1.0%, +1.0%, -2.0%, and +2.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week +9.0%. Previous weeks were +3.0%, -6.0%, +11.0%, -6.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
NFIB Small Business Optimism Index (May 2017) - level 104.5. Previous was 104.5. Small business remains rather optimistic. This is survey data and will lead to growth only if this optimism is acted on. Wholesale Inflation. PPI-FD (May 2017) -... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 6/3/2017) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 245,000. Previous was 255,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 212,189 a decrease of 19,398 from previous - 4-week Moving Average 242,000. Previous was 238,000 By historical standards Jobless Claims... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 6/2/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week +10.0%. Previous weeks were -1.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +2.0%, +4.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +3.0%, +1.0%, +1.0%, -2.0%, +2.0%, and +2.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week +3.0%. Previous weeks were -6.0%, +11.0%, -6.0%, +3.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 6/3/2017) - Store Sales year/year +2.5%. Previous was +1.8% JOLTS (April 2017) - Job Openings 6,044,000. Previous was 5,785,000. The problem remains the same: there are more job openings but the people with the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
BLS Employment Situation Report (May 2017) - Nonfarm Payrolls month/month 138,000. Previous was 174,000 - Unemployment Rate 4.3%. Previous was 4.4% - Private Payrolls month/month 147,000. Previous was 173,500 - Manufacturing Payrolls month/month -1,000. Previous was +11,000 - Participation Rate... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Challenger Job-Cut Report (may 2017) - Announced Layoffs 51,692. Previous was 36,602 This is the highest since April 2016. Some of this is due to slowdown in auto sales as subprime auto lending slows. ADP Employment Report (May 2017) -... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 5/26/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week -1.0%. Previous weeks were -1.0%, -3.0%, +2.0%, +4.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +3.0%, +1.0%, +1.0%, -2.0%, +2.0%, +2.0%, and +7.0%,. - Refinance Index Week/Week -6.0%. Previous weeks were +11.0%, -6.0%, +3.0%, -5.0%,... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Personal Income and Outlays (April 2017) - Personal Income month/month +0.4%. Previous was +0.2% - Consumer Spending month/month +0.4%. Previous was +0.3% - PCE Price Index month/month +0.2%. Previous was -0.2% - Core PCE price index month/month +0.2%. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Durable Goods Orders (April 2017) - New Orders month/month -0.7%. Previous was +2.3% - New Orders year/year +0.9%. Previous was +6.5% - Ex-transportation month/month -0.4%. Previous was +0.8% - Ex-transportation year/year +4.9%. Previous was +6.2% - Core capital goods month/month... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
International Trade in Goods (April 2017) - Trade Deficit $67.6 Billion. Previous was $65.1 Billion - Exports month/month -0.9%. Previous was -0.3% - Imports month/month +0.7%. Previous was +0.1% This is a GDP component indicating a slightly weaker 2ndQ2017 GDP.... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 5/19/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week -1.0%. Previous weeks were -3.0%, +2.0%, +4.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +3.0%, +1.0%, +1.0%, -2.0%, +2.0%, +2.0%, +7.0%, and -3.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week +11.0%. Previous weeks were -6.0%, +3.0%, -5.0%, +7.0%,... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Johnson Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 5/20/2017) - Store Sales year/year +2.0%. Previous was +2.4% This metric will become increasingly less useful as chain store close some outlets. This metric uses only same stores. These are outlets still open... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Chicago Federal Reserve National Activity Index (April 2017) - Level 0.49. Previous was +0.07 - 3 Month Moving Average 0.23. Previous was +0.00 This is a weighted average of 85 monthly indicators of economic activity at the national level. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 5/13/2017) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 232,000. Previous was 236,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 206,458 a decrease of 8,766 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 240,750. Previous was 243,500 Jobless Claims remain... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 5/12/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week -3.0%. Previous weeks were +2.0%, +4.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +3.0%, +1.0%, +1.0%, -2.0%, +2.0%, +2.0%, +7.0%, -3.0%, and -5.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week -6.0%. Previous weeks were +3.0%, -5.0%, +7.0%, +0.2%,... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at <!-- The Economy -->
Housing Starts (April 2017) - Starts seasonally adjusted annualized rate 1,172,000. Previous was 1,203,000 - Permits seasonally adjusted annualized rate 1,229,000. Previous was 1,260,000 Month/month was down 2.6%. Year/year was up 0.7%. Single-family Starts was +0.4% month/month. In order to... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at <!-- The Economy -->