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October 28, 2020 MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 10/23/2020) - Purchase Index week/week +0.2%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +3.0%-1.0%, +3.0%, -0.2%, +0.4%, +1.0%, +2.0%, -1.8%, -2.0%, and +2.0% - Refinance Index week/week +3.0% . Previous weeks were... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at <!-- The Economy -->
Durable Goods Orders (September 2020) - New Orders month/month 1.9%. Previous was 0.4 % - Ex-Transportation month/month 0.8%. Previous was 1.0% - Core Capital Goods month/month 1.0%. Previous was 2.1% Source: Census Details: https://www.census.gov/manufacturing/m3/adv/pdf/durgd.pdf Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at <!-- The Economy -->
Chicago Federal Reserve National Activity Index (September 2020) - Index 0.27. Previous was 1.11 - 3-Month Moving Average 1.33. Previous was 3.22 Growth but at a slower pace. This index measures economic activity and related inflationary pressure. The CFNAI is... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at <!-- The Economy -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 10/17/2020) - Initial Claims seasonally adjusted 787,000. Previous was 842,000 - Initial Claims unadjusted, totaled 756,617 a decrease of 73,125 from previous - 4-Week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 811,250. Previous was 832,750 This report in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at <!-- The Economy -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 10/16/2020) - Purchase Index week/week -2.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, +3.0%-1.0%, +3.0%, -0.2%, +0.4%, +1.0%, +2.0%, -1.8%, -2.0%, +2.0%, and -6.0% - Refinance Index week/week +0.2%. Previous weeks were -0.3%, +8.0%, -7.0%, +9.0%,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at <!-- The Economy -->
Housing Starts and Permits (September 2020) - Starts annualized rate 1,415,000. Previous was 1,388,000 - Permits annualized rate 1,553,000. Previous was 1,476,000 Source: Census Details: https://www.census.gov/construction/nrc/pdf/newresconst.pdf Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 10/17./2020) - Store Sales year/year +2.5%. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Housing Market Index (October 2020) - Index 85. Previous was 83 This is based on a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders. The survey asks 1) how's business and 2) how do you think the economy in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Retail Sales (September 2020) - Retail Sales month/month 1.9%. Previous was 0.6% - Ex-Vehicles month/month 1.5%. Previous was 0.5% - Ex-Vehicles & Gas month/month 1.5%. Previous was 0.5% Retail Sales have gotten pat the COVID dip. This is a component... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 10/10/2020) - Initial Claims seasonally adjusted 898,000. Previous was 845,000 - Initial Claims unadjusted, totaled 885,885 an increase of 76,670 from previous - 4-Week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 866,250. Previous was 857,000 The total number... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 10/9/2020) - Purchase Index week/week . -2.0%Previous weeks were -2.0%, -2.0%, +3.0%-1.0%, +3.0%, -0.2%, +0.4%, +1.0%, +2.0%, -1.8%, -2.0%, +2.0%, -6.0%, and +5.0% - Refinance Index week/week -0.3%. Previous weeks were +8.0%, -7.0%, +9.0%, -4.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
CPI (September 2020) - CPI month/month 0.2%. Previous was 0.4% - CPI year/year 1.4%. Previous was 1.3% - Core (Ex-Food & Energy) month/month 0.2%. Previous was 0.4% -Core (Ex-Food & Energy) year/year 1.7%. Previous was 1.7% inflation remains tame. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Wholesale Inventories (August 2020) - Inventories month/month +0.4%. Previous was -0.3%. This is a component of 3rdQ GDP. Source: Census Details: https://www.census.gov/wholesale/pdf/mwts/currentwhl.pdf Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 10/3/2020) - Initial Claims seasonally adjusted 840,000. Previous was 849,000 - Initial Claims unadjusted, totaled 804,307 an increase of 5,312 from previous - 4-Week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 857,000. Previous was 870,250 The total number... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 10/2/2020) - Purchase Index week/week -2.0% . Previous weeks were -2.0%, +3.0%-1.0%., +3.0%, -0.2%, +0.4%, +1.0%, +2.0%, -1.8%, -2.0%, +2.0%, -6.0%, +5.0%, and -1.0% - Refinance Index week/week +8.0% . Previous weeks were -7.0%, +9.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Goods and Services Trade Deficit (August 2020) - Deficit $67.1 billion. Previous was $63.4 billion Source: BEA Details: https://www.bea.gov/data/intl-trade-investment/international-trade-goods-and-services Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 10/3/2020) - Same Store Sales year/year +2.3%. Previous was +2.2%. - Same Store Sales month/month... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
PMI Composite (September 2020) - Composite Index 54.3. Previous was 54.6 - Services Index 54.6. Previous was 55.0 A survey based supply side metric Source: Markit Economics ISM Services Index (September 2020) - Index level 57.8. Previous was 56.9. Another... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Employment Situation Report (September 2020) - Nonfarm Payrolls month/month +661,000. Previous was 1,489,000 - Unemployment Rate 7.9 %. Previous was 8.4% - Private Payrolls month/month 877,000. Previous was +1,022,000 - Manufacturing Payrolls month/month 66,000. Previous was 36,000 - Participation Rate... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Challenger Job-Cut Report (September 2020) - Level 118,804. Previous was 115,762 Source: Challenger Gray & Christmas, Details: https://www.challengergray.com/ Initial Jobless Jobless Claims (week ended 9/26/2020) - Initial Claims seasonally adjusted 837,000. Previous was 873,000 - Initial Claims unadjusted, totaled 786,942... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
September 30. 2020 MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 9/25/2020) - Purchase Index week/week -2.0% . Previous weeks were +3.0%-1.0%., +3.0%, -0.2%, +0.4%, +1.0%, +2.0%, -1.8%, -2.0%, +2.0%, -6.0%, +5.0%, -1.0%, and -3.0% - Refinance Index week/week -7.0% . Previous weeks... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
September 29, 2020 Goods Trade Deficit (August 2020) - Deficit $82.9 billion . Previous was $80.1 billion - Exports month/month +3.1% - Imports month/month +2.8%. This is a component of 3rdQ GDP. Source: Census Details: https://www.census.gov/econ/indicators/advance_report.pdf Retail Inventories (August 2020)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 9/19/2020) - Initial Claims seasonally adjusted 870 ,000. Previous was 866,000 - Initial Claims unadjusted, totaled 824,542 an increase of 28,527 from previous - 4-Week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 878,250. Previous was 913,500 The total... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
September 23, 2020 MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 9/18/2020) - Purchase Index week/week +3.0%. Previous weeks were -1.0%., +3.0%, -0.2%, +0.4%, +1.0%, +2.0%, -1.8%, -2.0%, +2.0%, -6.0%, +5.0%, -1.0%, -3.0%, and +4.0% - Refinance Index week/week +9.0% . Previous weeks... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 9/19/2020) - Store Sales year/year +1.5%. Previous was -1.2% - Store Sales month/month -0.9%. Previous was -1.6% Source: Redbook Research Inc. Existing Home Sales (August 2020) - Existing Home sales year/year 6,000,000. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Consumer Sentiment (September 2020) - Index 78.9 . Previous was 74.1 This is supposed to measure consumers stated views as to spending in the next 3 months. This is a survey from the University of Michigan's Consumer Survey Center. Because... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Housing Starts and Permits (August 2020) - Starts Annual Rate 1,416,000. Previous was 1,492,000 - Permits Annual Rate 1.470,000. Previous was 1.483,000 We need 1,500,000 Starts to keep pace with population growth. We have been above that for only 1... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->