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Chicago Federal Reserve National Activity Index (April 2019) - Level -0.45. Previous was 0.05 - 3 Month Moving Average -0.22. Previous was -0.16 This metric is based on 85 macroeconomic indicators. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at <!-- Mortgages -->
Consumer Sentiment (May 2019) - Sentiment Index 102.4. Previous was 97.2 This is the survey metric from the University of Michigan. This is the highest reading in the past 15 years. This survey metric is supposed to forecast Consumer Spending... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
Housing Starts (April 2019) - Starts seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,235,000. Previous was 1,168,000. - Permits seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,296,000. Previous was 1,288,000 Improved but still not enough to make home affordable to more people. Single-family Starts were +6.2%.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 5/10/2019) - Purchase Index week/week -1.0%. Previous weeks were +4.0%, -4.0%, -4.0%, +1.0%, +1.0%, +3.0%, +6.0%, +0.3%, +4.0%, -3.0%, +6.0%, +1.7%, and -6.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -1.0%. Previous weeks were +1.0%, -5.0%, -11.0%, -8.0%,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
Small Business Optimism Index (April 2019) - level 103.5. Previous was 101.8 Import and Export Prices (April 2019) - Import Prices month/month 0.2%. Previous was 0.6% - Export Prices month/month 0.2%. Previous was 0.6% - Import Prices year/year -0.2%. Previous... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
CPI (April 2019) - CPI month/month 0.3%. Previous was +0.4% - CPI year/year 2.0%. Previous was +1.9% - CPI core (less food & energy) month/month 0.1%. Previous was +0.1% - CPI core (less food & energy) year/year 2.1%. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Trade Deficit (March 2019) - Trade Deficit $50.0 billion. Previous was $49.3 billion. Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 5/4/2019) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 228,000. Previous was 230,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 203,547 a decrease of 1,240 from previous... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 5/3/2019) - Purchase Index week/week +4.0%. Previous weeks were -4.0%, -4.0%,+1.0%, +1.0%, +3.0%, +6.0%, +0.3%, +4.0%, -3.0%, +6.0%, +1.7%, -6.0%, and -5.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week +1.0%. Previous weeks were -5.0%, -11.0%, -8.0%, -11.0%, +39%,... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 5/4/2019) - Store Sales year/year change 5.9%. Previous was 5.5% JOLTS (Job Openings) March 2019 - Job Openings 7,488,000. Previous 7,142,000. Last Friday's BLS Employment Situation Report showed the number of people unemployed at... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
BLS Employment Situation Report (April 2019) - Nonfarm Payrolls seasonally adjusted month/month 263,000. Previous was 189,000 - Nonfarm Payrolls not seasonally adjusted month/month +1,126,000. Previous was 714,000 - Unemployment Rate 3.6%. Previous was 3.8% - Private Payrolls month/month 236,000. Previous... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Challenger Job-Cut Report (April 2019) - Announced Layoffs 40,023. Previous was 60,587 Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 4/27/2019) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 230,000. Previous was 230,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 204,035 a decrease of 7,759 from previous -... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 4/25/2019) - Purchase Index week/week -4.0%. Previous weeks were -4.0%,+1.0%, +1.0%, +3.0%, +6.0%, +0.3%, +4.0%, -3.0%, +6.0%, +1.7%, -6.0%, -5.0%, and -2.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -5.0%. Previous weeks were -11.0%, -8.0%, -11.0%, +39%, +12.0%.,... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Employment Cost Index (1stQ2019) - ECI quarter/quarter 0.7%. Previous was 0.7% - ECI year/year 2.8%. Previous was 2.9% The lengthy period of economic growth and the very healthy jobs market is not leading to considerable wage inflation. Economists had long... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Personal Income and Outlays (February 2019) - Personal Income month/month 0.2%. Previous was -0.1% - Consumer Spending month/month 0.1%. Previous was +0.3% - PCE Price Index month/month 0.1%. Previous was +0.0% - Core PCE price index month/month 0.1%. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
GDP (1stQ2019) - Real GDP quarter/quarter seasonally adjusted annualized rate 3.2%. Previous was 2.2% - GDP price index quarter/quarter seasonally adjusted annualized rate 0.9%. Previous was 1.7% - Real Consumer Spending quarter/quarter seasonally adjusted annualized rate 1.2%. Previous was 2.5%... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Durable Goods Orders (March 2019) - New Orders month/month 2.7%. Previous was -1.1% - Ex-transportation month/month 0.4%. Previous was -0.2% - Core capital goods month/month 1.3%. Previous was +0.1% Core capital goods was +1.3%. The headline was made fat by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 4/19/2019) - Purchase Index week/week -4.0%. Previous weeks were +1.0%, +1.0%, +3.0%, +6.0%, +0.3%, +4.0%, -3.0%, +6.0%, +1.7%, -6.0%, -5.0%, -2.0%, and -2.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -11.0%. Previous weeks were -8.0%, -11.0%, +39%, +12.0%.,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
New Home Sales (March 2019) New Home Sales seasonally adjusted annualized rate 692,000. Previous was 662,000 FHFA House Price Index (February 2019) - month/month 0.3%. Previous was 0.6% - year/year 4.9%. Previous was 5.6% Unless prices appreciate at a rate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Housing Starts (March 2019) - Starts seasonally adjusted annualized rate 1,139,000. Previous was 1,142,000 - Permits seasonally adjusted annualized rate 1,269,000. Previous was 1,291,000 This is dismal. The single reason why starts are low is that land use regulations including... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 4/13/2019) - Initial Claims seasonally adjusted 192,000. Previous was 197,000 - Initial Claims unadjusted, totaled 195,374 a decrease of 796 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 201,250. Previous was 207,250 Continuing claims were... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 4/12/2019) - Purchase Index week/week +1.0%. Previous weeks were +1.0%, +3.0%, +6.0%, +0.3%, +4.0%, -3.0%, +6.0%, +1.7%, -6.0%, -5.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, and +9.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -8.0%. Previous weeks were -11.0%, +39%, +12.0%., +4.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 4/13/2019) - Store Sales year/year 5.0%. Previous was 4.8% Industrial Production (March 2019) - Production month/month -0.1%. Previous was +0.1% - Manufacturing month/month 0.0%. Previous was -0.3% - Capacity Utilization Rate 78.8%. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Empire State Manufacturing Survey (April 2019) - General Business Conditions Index 10.1. Previous was 3.8 This is a relic from when the State of New York was a major contributor to manufacturing. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Import and Export Prices (March 2019) - Import Prices month/month 0.6%. Previous was +1.0% - Export Prices month/month 0.7%. Previous was +0.7% - Import Prices year/year 0.0%. Previous was -0.8% - Export Prices year/year 0.6%. Previous was +0.3% Consumer Sentiment... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 4/6/2019) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 196,000. Previous was 204,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 195,480 an increase of 11,679 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 207,000. Previous was 214,000 This is the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->