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Durable Goods Orders (April 2018) - New Orders month/month -1.7%. Previous was +2.7% - Ex-transportation month/month +0.9%. Previous was +0.4% - Core capital goods month/month +1.0%. Previous was -0.9% With the overall and ex-trans in opposition the message is less... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 5/19/2018) - Initial Claims seasonally adjusted 234,000. Previous was 223,000 - Initial Claims unadjusted, totaled 206,868 an increase of 11,654 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 219,750. Previous was 213,500 The total number... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 5/18/2018) - Purchase Index Week/Week -2.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, -0.2%, -2.0%, +0.0%, +6.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +3.0%, +1.0%, +3.0%, -1.0%, +6.0%, and -6.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -4.0%. Previous weeks were -4.0%, -1.0%, -4.0%, -0.3%,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 5/19/2018) - Chain Store Sales year/year +3.2%. Previous was +4.9% We could be seeing discretionary spending reduced by higher gas prices. Richmond Federal Reserve Manufacturing Index (May 2018) - Level 16. Previous was -3.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
Chicago Federal Reserve National Activity Index (April 2018) - Index 0.34. Previous was 0.32 - 3-Month Moving Average 0.46. Previous was 0.23 This national index indicates the continued health of the economy. We remain in an annoying spot where all... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 5/12/2018) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 222,000. Previous was 215,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 194,557 an increase of 4,295 from previous - 4-week Moving Average 213,250. Previous was 216,000 Continuing Claims were 1,753,862 which... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 5/11/2018) - Purchase Index Week/Week -2.0%. Previous weeks were -0.2%, -2.0%, +0.0%, +6.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +3.0%, +1.0%, +3.0%, -1.0%, +6.0%, -6.0%, and -6.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -4.0%. Previous weeks were -1.0%, -4.0%, -0.3%, +4.0%,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Retail Sales (April 2018) - Retail Sales month/month +0.3%. Previous was +0.8% - Retail Sales less autos month/month +0.3%. Previous was 0.4% - Less Autos/Gas month/month +0.3%. Previous was 0.4% This is weak and the details are mixed. While this... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Import and Export Prices (April 2018) - Import Prices month/month +0.3%. Previous was -0.2 % - Export Prices month/month +0.6%. Previous was +0.3% - Import Prices year/year +3.3%. Previous was +3.3% - Export Prices +3.8%. Previous was +3.4% Excluding oil... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Consumer Price Index (April 2018) - CPI month/month +0.2%. Previous was -0.1% - CPI year/year +2.5%. Previous was +2.4% - CPI less food & energy month/month +0.1%. Previous was 0.2% - CPI less food & energy year/year +2.1%. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 5/4/2018) - Purchase Index Week/Week -0.2%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, +0.0%, +6.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +3.0%, +1.0%, +3.0%, -1.0%, +6.0%, -6.0%, -6.0%, and +0.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -1.0%. Previous weeks were -4.0%, -0.3%, +4.0%, -2.0%,... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
NFIB Small Business Optimism Index (April 2018) - level 104.8. Previous was 104.7 Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 5/5/2018) - Same Store Sales year/year +4.2%. Previous was +3.5% Since this compares stores open last week which were also open... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
BLS Employment Situation Report (April 2018) Nonfarm Payrolls month/month 164,000. Previous was 135,000 Unemployment Rate 3.9%. Previous was 4.1% Private Payrolls month/month 168,000. Previous was 135,000 Manufacturing Payrolls month/month 24,000. Previous was 22,000 Participation Rate 62.8%. Previous was 62.9% Average... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Challenger Job-Cut Report (April 2018) - Announced Layoffs 36,081. Previous was 60,357 Trade Deficit (March 2018) - Trade Deficit $49.0 billion. Previous was $57.7 billion This is a positive for the next revision of 1stQ2018 GDP but it is doubtful... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 4/27/2018) - Purchase Index Week/Week -2.0%. Previous weeks were +0.0%, +6.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +3.0%, +1.0%, +3.0%, -1.0%, +6.0%, -6.0%, -6.0%, +0.0%, and -3.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -4.0%. Previous weeks were -0.3%, +4.0%, -2.0%, -5.0%,... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 4/28/2018) - Store Sales year/year +3.5 %. Previous was +2.6% Since this measure sales in stores open last week and the year before it takes no account for chain store which closed in the... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Personal Income and Outlays (March 2018) - Personal Income month/month +0.3%. Previous was +0.3% - Consumer Spending month/month +0.4%. Previous was +0.0% - PCE Price Index month/month 0.0%. Previous was +0.2% - Core PCE price index month/month +0.2%. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
GDP (1stQ2018) - Real GDP quarter/quarter seasonally adjusted, annualized rate +2.3%. Previous was 2.9% - GDP price index quarter/quarter seasonally adjusted, annualized rate +2.0%. Previous was 2.3% - Real Consumer Spending quarter/quarter seasonally adjusted, annualized rate +1.1%. Previous was 4.0%... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Durable Goods Orders (March 2018) - New Orders month/month +2.6%. Previous was +3.5% - New Orders year/year +9.5%. Previous was +9.3% - Ex-transportation month/month +0.0%. Previous was +0.9% - Ex-transportation year/year +6.7%. Previous was +7.6% - Core capital goods month/month... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 4/20/2018) - Purchase Index Week/Week +0.0%. Previous weeks were +6.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +3.0%, +1.0%, +3.0%, -1.0%, +6.0%, -6.0%, -6.0%, +0.0%, -3.0%, and +6.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -0.3%. Previous weeks were +4.0%, -2.0%, -5.0%, +7.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain store Sales (week ended 4/21/2018) - Store Sales year/year +2.6%. Previous was +3.0% S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index (February 2018) - 20-city, seasonally adjusted month/month +0.8%. Previous was +0.8% - 20-city, not seasonally adjusted month/month +0.7%. Previous... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Chicago Federal Reserve National Activity Index (March 2018) - Level 0.10. Previous was 0.98 - 3 Month Moving Average 0.27. Previous was 0.31 PMI Composite Flash (April 2018) - Composite 54.8. Previous was 54.3 - Manufacturing 56.5. Previous was 55.7... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 4/14/2018) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 232,000. Previous was 233,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 225,545 a decrease of 6,180 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 231,250. Previous was 230,000 Philadelphia Federal Reserve... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 4/13/2018) - Purchase Index Week/Week +6.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, -2.0%, +3.0%, +1.0%, +3.0%, -1.0%, +6.0%, -6.0%, -6.0%, +0.0%, -3.0%, +6.0%, and +3.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week +4.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, -5.0%, +7.0%, -5.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Housing Starts (March 2018) - Starts seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,319,000. Previous was 1,295,000 - Permits seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,354,000. Previous was 1,321,000 The nationwide month/month data shows an increase of 22.9% for 5+ units buildings and a decrease... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->