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Consumer Sentiment (August 2017) - Sentiment Index 97.6. Previous was 93.4 This is the University of Michigan's metric. It is supposed to measure consumer spending 3-6 months into the future. These survey indices have become less useful because they to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 8/12/2017) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 232,000. Previous was 240,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 198,033 a decrease of 13,891 from previous - 4-week Moving Average 240,500. Previous was 241,000 This is a time of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 8/11/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week -2.0%. Previous weeks were +1.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +1.0%, +3.0%, -3.0%, -4.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +10.0%, -1.0%, -1.0%, and -3.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week +2.0%. Previous weeks were +5.0%, -4.0%, +3.0%, +13.0%,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
Retail Sales (July 2017) - Retail Sales month/month +0.6%. Previous was +0.3% - Retail Sales less autos month/month +0.5%. Previous was +0.1% - Less Autos & Gas month/month +0.5%. Previous was +0.3% The +0.6% gain is the first healthy gain... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
Consumer Price Index (July 2017) - CPI month/month +0.1%. Previous was +0.0 - CPI year/year +1.7%. Previous was +1.6% - CPI core (less food & energy) month/month +0.1%. Previous was +0.1% - CPI core (less food & energy) year/year +1.7%.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 8/5/2017) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 244,000. Previous was 241,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 211,733 in the week an increase of 12,957 from previous - 4-week Moving Average 241,000. Previous was 242,000 The story... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 8/4/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week +1.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, -2.0%, +1.0%, +3.0%, -3.0%, -4.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +10.0%, -1.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, and +2.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week +5.0%. Previous weeks were -4.0%, +3.0%, +13.0%, -0.4%,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
NFIB Small Business Optimism Index (July 2017) - level 105.2. Previous was 103.6 Small business plans for hiring are very positive. Their plans for capital investments are weak. This could be due to uncertainty about tax policy. I believe that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
BLS Employment Situation Report (July 2017) - Nonfarm Payrolls month/month 209,000. Previous was 231,000 - Unemployment Rate 4.3%. Previous was 4.4% - Private Payrolls month/month 205,000. Previous was 194,000 - Manufacturing Payrolls month/month 16,000. Previous was 12,000 - Participation Rate... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Challenger Job-Cut Report (July 2017) - Announced Layoffs 28,307. Previous was 31,105 Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 7/29/2017) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 240,000. Previous was 245,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 198,028 a decrease of 22,549 from previous -... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 7/28/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week -2.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, +1.0%, +3.0%, -3.0%, -4.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +10.0%, -1.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +2.0%, and +4.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week -4.0%. Previous weeks were +3.0%, +13.0%, -0.4%, -13.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Personal Income and Outlays (June 2017) - Personal Income month/month 0.0%. Previous was +0.3% - Consumer Spending month/month +0.1%. Previous was +0.2% - PCE Price Index month/month % +0.0%. Previous was +0.0% - Core PCE price index month/month +0.1%. Previous... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
GDP 2ndQ2017 - Real GDP quarter/quarter seasonally adjusted, annualized +2.6%. Previous was +1.2% - GDP price index quarter/quarter seasonally adjusted, annualized +1.0%. Previous was +2.0% - Real Consumer Spending quarter/quarter seasonally adjusted, annualized +2.8%. Previous was +1.9% This coming Monday... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Durable Goods Orders (June 2017) - New Orders month/month +6.5%. Previous was -0.1% - New Orders year/year +16.1%. Previous was +3.8% - Ex-transportation month/month +0.2%. Previous was +0.6% - Ex-transportation year/year +6.8%. Previous was +6.1% - Core capital goods month/month... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 7/21/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week -2.0%. Previous weeks were +1.0%, +3.0%, -3.0%, -4.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +10.0%, -1.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +2.0%, +4.0%, and -1.0%,. - Refinance Index Week/Week +3.0%. Previous weeks were +13.0%, -0.4%, -13.0%, -9.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook (week ended 7/22/2017) - Store Sales year/year +2.1%. Previous was +2.0% FHFA House Price Index (May 2017) - month/month +0.4%. Previous was +0.6% - year/year +6.9%. Previous was +6.8% S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller HPI (May 2017) - 20-city, seasonally adjusted... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
PMI Composite Flash (July 2017) - Composite 54.2. Previous was 53.0 - Manufacturing 53.2. Previous was 52.1 - Services 54.2. Previous was 53.0 Positive indications on the supply side in both Manufacturing and Services. Existing Home Sales (June 2017) -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 7/15/2017) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 233,000. Previous was 248,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 256,594 a decrease of 28,122 from previous - 4-week Moving Average 243,750. Previous was 246,000 Jobless Claims remain low, the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 7/14/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week +1.0%. Previous weeks were +3.0%, -3.0%, -4.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +10.0%, -1.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +2.0%, +4.0%, -1.0%, and -3.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week +13.0%. Previous weeks were -0.4%, -13.0%, -9.0%, +2.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Import and Export Prices (June 2017) - Import Prices month/month -0.2%. Previous was -0.1% - Export Prices month/month -0.2%. Previous was -0.5% - Import Prices year/year +1.5%. Previous was +2.3% - Export Prices year/year +0.6%. Previous was +1.5% The big... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Consumer Price Index (June 2017) - CPI overall month/month +0.0%. Previous was -0.1 - CPI overall year/year +1.6%. Previous was +1.9% - CPI core (less food & energy) month/month +0.1%. Previous was +0.1% - CPI core (less food & energy)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 7/8/2017) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 247,000. Previous was 250,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 283,940 an increase of 31,089 from previous - 4-week Moving Average 245,750. Previous was 243,500 PPI-FD (June 2017) - PPI-FD... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
BLS Employment Situation Report (June 2017) - Nonfarm Payrolls month/month 222,000. Previous was 152,000 - Unemployment Rate 4.4%. Previous was 4.3% - Private Payrolls month/month 187,000. Previous was 159,000 - Manufacturing Payrolls month/month 1,000. Previous was -2,000 - Labor Participation... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 6/30/2017) - Purchase Index Week/Week +3.0%. Previous weeks were -4.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +10.0%, -1.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +2.0%, +4.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, +3.0%, and +1.0%. - Refinance Index Week/Week -0.4%. Previous weeks were -9.0%, +2.0%, +9.0%, +3.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 7/1/2017) - Store Sales year/year +2.7%. Previous was +2.2% Factory Orders (May 2017) - Factory Orders month/month -0.8%. Previous was -0.3% This is not a picture of a healthy manufacturing segment. The Trump notion... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at <!-- Mortgages -->