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Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 9/14/2019) - Same Store Sales year/year 5.4%. Previous was 6.4%. Source: Redbook Research Inc. Industrial Production (August 2019) - Production month/month +0.6%. Previous was -0.1% - Manufacturing month/month +0.5%. Previous was -0.4% - Capacity... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
Retail Sales (August 2019) - Retail Sales month/month +0.4%. Previous was +0.8% - Retail Sales less autos month/month +0.0%. Previous was +1.0% - Less Autos & Gas month/month 0.1%. Previous was +0.9% The flat core comes after large gains in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
CPI (August 2019) - CPI month/month 0.1%. Previous was +0.3% - CPI year/year 1.7%. Previous was +1.8% - CPI less food & energy month/month 0.3%. Previous was +0.3% - CPI less food & energy year/year 2.4%. Previous was +2.2% Core... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 9/6/2019) - Purchase Index week/week +4.0%. Previous weeks were +4.0%, -4.0%, -4.0%, +2.0%, -2.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, -4.0%, +2.0%, +1.0%, -1.0%, -4.0%, and +10.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week +5.0%. Previous weeks were -7.0%, -8.0%, +0.4%., +37.0%,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
NFIB Small Business Optimism Index (March 2019) - level 103.1. Previous was 104.7 This is a survey index. The optimism of small businesses is important because it is small businesses which generate most new jobs. Source: National Federation of Independent... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
BLS Employment Situation Report (August 2019) - Nonfarm Payrolls month/month 130,000. Previous was 159,000 - Unemployment Rate 3.7%. Previous was 3.7% - Private Payrolls month/month 96,000. Previous was 131,000 - Manufacturing Payrolls month/month 3,000. Previous was 4,000 - Labor Participation... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
ADP Private Jobs (August 2019) - Private Jobs 195,000. Previous was 142,000. This is correlated with tomorrow's BLS report. Source: ADP Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 8/31/2019) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 217,000. Previous was 216,000 - New Claims unadjusted,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 8/30/2019) - Purchase Index week/week +4.0%. Previous weeks were -4.0%, -4.0%, +2.0%, -2.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, -4.0%, +2.0%, +1.0%, -1.0%, -4.0%, +10.0%, and -2.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -7.0%. Previous weeks were -8.0%, +0.4%., +37.0%, +12.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
PMI Manufacturing Index (August 2019) - Level 50.3. Previous was 50.4 ISM Manufacturing Index - Level 49.1. Previous was 51.3. Source: Institute for Supply Management Both of these indices are considered leading indicators of recession. To some extent they are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Personal Income and Outlays (July 2019) - Personal Income month/month 0.1%. Previous was +0.5% - Consumer Spending month/month 0.6%. Previous was +0.3% - PCE Price Index month/month 0.2%. Previous was +0.1% - Core PCE price index month/month 0.2%. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
GDP (2ndQ2019) - Real GDP quarter/quarter, seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 2.0%. Previous was 2.1% - Real Consumer Spending quarter/quarter, seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 4.7%. Previous was 4.3% - GDP price index quarter/quarter, seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 2.4%. Previous was 2.4%... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 8/23/2019) - Purchase Index week/week -4.0%. Previous weeks were -4.0%, +2.0%, -2.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, -4.0%, +2.0%, +1.0%, -1.0%, -4.0%, +10.0%, -2.0, and -1.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -8.0%. Previous weeks were +0.4%., +37.0%, +12.0%, +0.1%,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook (week ended 8/24/2019) - Same Store Sales year/year 5.7%. Previous was 4.9% Source: Redbook Research Inc. S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller HPI (June 2019) - 20-city, seasonally adjusted month/month 0.0%. Previous was +0.1% - 20-city, not seasonally adjusted month/month 0.3%. Previous... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Durable Goods Orders (July 2019) - New Orders month/month 2.1%. Previous was +1.8% - Ex-transportation month/month -0.4%. Previous was +0.8% - Core capital goods month/month +0.4%. Previous was +0.9% This data (actually the 1st and 3rd items) is affected by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
New Home Sales (July 2019) - New Home Sales, seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 635,000. Previous was 728,000. The median sales price of new houses sold in July 2019 was $312,800. The average sales price was $388,000. The housing market is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 8/17/2019) - Initial Claims seasonally adjusted 209,000. Previous was 221,000 - Initial Claims unadjusted, totaled 169,613 a decrease of 17,301 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 214,500. Previous was 214,000 Source: Department of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 8/16/2019) - Purchase Index week/week -4.0%. Previous weeks were +2.0%, -2.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, -4.0%, +2.0%, +1.0%, -1.0%, -4.0%, +10.0%, -2.0,-1.0%, and -2.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week +0.4%. Previous weeks were +37.0%, +12.0%, +0.1%, -2.0%, +2.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 8/17/2019) - Same Store Sales year/year 4.9%. Previous was 4.4% Source: Redbook Research Inc. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Housing Starts (July 2019) - Starts seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,191,000. Previous was 1,241,000 - Permits seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,336,000. Previous was 1,232,000 Housing Starts remain smothered by local land use regulation and zoning which prevent needed and wanted... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 8/10/2019) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 220,000. Previous was 211,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 186,028 an increase of 6,151 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 213,750. Previous was 212,750 The Jobs Market... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 8/9/2019) - Purchase Index week/week +2.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, -4.0%, +2.0%, +1.0%, -1.0%, -4.0%, +10.0%, -2.0,-1.0%, -2.0%, and -1.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week +37.0%. Previous weeks were +12.0%, +0.1%, -2.0%, +2.0%, -7.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at <!-- The Economy -->
CPI (July 2019) - CPI month/month 0.3%. Previous was +0.1% - CPI year/year 1.8%. Previous was +1.6% - CPI core (less food & energy) month/month 0.3%. Previous was +0.3% - CPI core (less food & energy) year/year 2.2%. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
PPI (Wholesale Inflation) July 2019 - PPI-FD month/month 0.2%. Previous was 0.1% - PPI-FD year/year 1.7%. Previous was 1.7% - PPI-FD less food & energy month/month -0.1%. Previous was 0.3% - PPI-FD less food & energy year/year 2.1%. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 8/3/2019) - Initial Claims seasonally adjusted 209,000. Previous was 217,000 - Initial Claims unadjusted, totaled 178,675 a decrease of 220 from the previous week - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 312,250. Previous was 212,000 The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 8/2/2019) - Purchase Index week/week -2.0%. Previous weeks were -3.0%, -2.0%, -4.0%, +2.0%, +1.0%, -1.0%, -4.0%, +10.0%, -2.0,-1.0%, -2.0%, -1.0%, and +4.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week +12.0%. Previous weeks were +0.1%, -2.0%, +2.0%, -7.0%, -1.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->