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Consumer Price Index (June 2018) - CPI month/month +0.1%. Previous was +0.2% - CPI year/year +2.9%. Previous was +2.8% - CPI less food & energy month/month +0.2%. Previous was +0.2% - CPI less food & energy year/year +2.3%. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 7/6/2018) - Purchase Index Week/Week +7.0%. Previous weeks were +1.0%, -6.0%, +4.0%, -2.0%, +4.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, -0.2%, -2.0%, +0.0%, +6.0%, and -2.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -2.5%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, -4.0%, +6.0%, -2.0%,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
NFIB Small Business Optimism Index (June 2018) -level 107.2. Previous was 107.8 Redbook Chain store Sales (week ended 7/7/2018) - Store Sales year/year +5.2%. Previous was +4.1% This may or many not indicate strength in retail. This compares stores open... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
BLS Employment Situation (June 2018) - Nonfarm Payrolls month/month seasonally a 213,000. Previous was 244,000 - Unemployment Rate 4.0%. Previous was 3.8% - Private Payrolls month/month 202,000. Previous was 239,000 - Manufacturing Payrolls month/month 36,000. Previous was 19,000 - Participation... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Challenger Job-Cut Report (June 2018) - Announced Layoffs 37,202. Previous was 31,517 ADP Private Jobs (June 2018) - ADP employment 177,000. Previous was 189,000 Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 6/30/2017) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 231,000. Previous was 228,000 -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
July 4 MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 6/29/2018) - Purchase Index Week/Week +1.0%. Previous weeks were -6.0%, +4.0%, -2.0%, +4.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, -0.2%, -2.0%, +0.0%, +6.0%, -2.0%, and -2.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -2.0%. Previous weeks were -4.0%, +6.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 6/30/2018) - Store Sales year/year change 4.4%. Previous was +3.1% Chain Store Sales data is may longer the best metric of retail. One issue is that the metric compares only store now open which... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
PMI Manufacturing Index (June 2018) - Level 55.4. Previous was 56.4. ISM Manufacturing Index (June 2018) - ISM Manufacturing Index 60.2. Previous was 58.7 Construction Spending (May 2018) - Construction Spending seasonally adjusted month/month +0.4%. Previous was +0.9% - Construction... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Personal Income and Outlays (May 2018) - Personal Income month/month 0.4%. Previous was +0.2% - Consumer Spending month/month 0.2%. Previous was +0.5% - PCE Price Index month/month 0.2%. Previous was +0.2% - Core PCE price index month/month 0.2%. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
GDP (1stQ2018) - Real GDP quarter/quarter, seasonally adjusted, annualized rate +2.0%. Previous was +2.1% - GDP price index quarter/quarter, seasonally adjusted, annualized rate +2.2%. Previous was +1.9% - Real Consumer Spending quarter/quarter, seasonally adjusted, annualized rate +0.9%. Previous was +1.0%... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 6/22/2018) - Purchase Index Week/Week -6.0%. Previous weeks were +4.0%, -2.0%, +4.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, -0.2%, -2.0%, +0.0%, +6.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, and +3.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -4.0%. Previous weeks were +6.0%, -2.0%, +4.0%, -5.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 6/23/2018) - Store Sales year/year +3.1%. Previous was +4.7% S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index (April 2018) - 20-city, seasonally adjusted month/month +0.2%. Previous was +0.4% - 20-city, not seasonally adjusted month/month +0.8%. Previous... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Chicago Fed National Activity Index (May 2018) - Level -0.15. Previous was 0.42 - 3 Month Moving Average 0.18. Previous was 0.48 This is a weighted average of 85 existing monthly indicators of national economic activity. New Home Sales (May... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
PMI Composite Flash (June 2018) - Composite 56.0. Previous was 55.7 - Manufacturing 54.6. Previous was 56.6 - Services 56.5. Previous was 55.7 This is a soft (survey based) metric. Anything above 50 indicates expansion. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 6/16/2018) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 218,000. Previous was 221,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 205,583 a decrease of 11,706 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 224.25 K 225.00 K 221,000. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 6/15/2018) - Purchase Index Week/Week +4.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, +4.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, -0.2%, -2.0%, +0.0%, +6.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +3.0%, and +1.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week +6.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, +4.0%, -5.0%, -4.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Housing Starts (may 2018) - Starts seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,350,000. Previous was 1,287,000 - Permits seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,301,000. Previous was 1,352,000 SFR Starts were +5.6% 4+ units were +11.3%. Northeast and West were both down. Local laws... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Housing Market Index (June 2018) - Housing Market Index 68. Previous was 70 This is a survey index of home builder confidence. The survey is conducted by The National Association of Home Builders. Homes will not be built if builders... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Empire State Manufacturing Survey (June 2018) - General Business Conditions Index 25.0. Previous was 20.1 This shows strength in manufacturing in New York State. Industrial Production (May 2018) - Production month/month -0.1%. Previous was +0.9% - Manufacturing month/month -0.7%. Previous... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 6/9/2018) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 218,000. Previous was 222,000 - New Clains unadjusted, totaled 213,698 an increase of 22,175 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 224,250. Previous was 225,500 The Jobs market... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 6/8/2018) - Purchase Index Week/Week -2.0%. Previous weeks were +4.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, -0.2%, -2.0%, +0.0%, +6.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +3.0%, +1.0%, and +3.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -2.0%. Previous weeks were +4.0%, -5.0%, -4.0%, -4.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Consumer Price Index (May 2018) - CPI month/month 0.2%. Previous was +0.2% - CPI year/year 2.8%. Previous was +2.5% - CPI less food & energy month/month 0.2%. Previous was +0.1% - CPI less food & energy year/year 2.2%. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 6/2/2018) - New Claims, seasonally adjusted 222,000. Previous was 221,000 - New Claims, unadjusted, totaled 191,177 a decrease of 11,669 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 225,500. Previous was 222,750 Quarterly Services Survey... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 6/1/2018) - Purchase Index Week/Week +4.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, -0.2%, -2.0%, +0.0%, +6.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +3.0%, +1.0%, +3.0%, and -1.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week +4.0%. Previous weeks were -5.0%, -4.0%, -4.0%, -1.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 6/2/2018) - Same Store Sales year/year +4.0%. Previous was +4.3% PMI Services Index (May 2018) - level 56.8. Previous was 54.6 ISM Non-Manufacturing Index (May 2018) - Composite Index 58.6. Previous was 56.8. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->