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Goods Trade Deficit (April 2020) - Deficit $69.7 billion. Previous was $65.0 billion - Exports % change -25.2%. Previous was -7.4% - Imports % change -14.3%. Previous was -2.1% Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis Personal Income and Outlays (April 2020)... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at <!-- The Economy -->
Durable Goods Orders (April 2020) - New Orders month/month -17.2%. Previous was -16.6% - Ex-transportation month/month -7.4%. Previous was -1.7% - Core capital goods month/month -5.8%. Previous was -1.1% The effects of the pandemic on airlines and aircraft manufacturers will... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at <!-- The Economy -->
Chicago Federal Reserve National Activity Index (April 2020) - Level -16.74. Previous was -4.97 - 3 Month Moving Average -7.22. Previous was -1.69 The CFNAI is a weighted average of 85 existing monthly indicators of national economic activity. Source: Chicago... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at <!-- The Economy -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 5/16/2020) - New Claims, seasonally adjusted 2,438,000. Previous was 2,687,000 - Initial Claims unadjusted totaled 2,174,329 a decrease of 182,265 previous week - 4-week Moving Average, seasonally adjusted 3,042,000. Previous was 3,543,000 The total number... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 5/15/2020) - Purchase Index week/week +6.0%. Previous weeks were +11.0%, +6.0%, +1.0%, +12.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, -12.0% -11.0%, -15.0%, -1.0%, 6.0%, -3.0%, +6.0%, and -3.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -6.0%. Previous weeks were -3.0%, -2.0%, -7.0%,... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Housing Market Index (May 2020) - Index 37. Previous was 30. This is a survey index concucted by the National Association of Home Builders asking builders two things 1) the general state of the economy and 2) their view about... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Retail Sales (April 2020) - Retail Sales month/month -16.4%. Previous was -8.3% - Retail Sales less autos month/month -17.2%. Previous was -5.7% - Less Autos & Gas month/month -16.2%. Previous was -1.1% Hardest hit were furniture, gasoline, electronics, clothing, food... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 5/8/2020) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 2,981,000. Previous was 3,176,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 2,614,093 a decrease of 241,467 from previous week - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 3,617,000. Previous was 4,181,000 The total... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 4/24/2020) - Purchase Index week/week +11.0%. Previous weeks were +6.0%, +1.0%, +12.0%, -2.0%, -2.0%, -12.0% -11.0%, -15.0%, -1.0%, 6.0%, -3.0%, +6.0%, -3.0%, and -6.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -3.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, -7.0%, -1.0%,... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
CPI (April 2010) - CPI month/month -0.8%. Previous was -0.4% - CPI year/year 0.3%. Previous was +1.5% - CPI core (less food & energy) month/month -0.4%. Previous was -0.1% - CPI core (less food & energy) year/year 1.4%. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
BLS Employment Situation Report (April 2020) - Nonfarm Payrolls month/month seasonally adjusted -20,500,000. Previous was -870,000 - Nonfarm Payrolls month/month not seasonally adjusted -19,512,000. Previous was -493,000 - Unemployment Rate 14.7%. Previous was 4.4% - Private Payrolls month/month -19,520,000. Previous... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 5/2/2020) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 3,169,000. Previous was 3,846,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 2,849,090 a decrease of 646,613 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 4,174,000. Previous was 5,035,000 33.5 million people... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
MBA Mortgage Applications MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 4/24/2020) - Purchase Index week/week +1.0%. Previous weeks were +12.0%, -2.0%., -2.0%, -12.0% -11.0%, -15.0%, -1.0%, 6.0%, -3.0%, +6.0%, -3.0%, -6.0%, and -10.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week . Previous weeks were -7.0%,... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Trade Deficit (March 2020) - Trade Deficit $44.4 billion. Previous was $39.8 billion. Source: Census Details: https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/Press-Release/current_press_release/ft900.pdf Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 4/25/2019) - Same Store Sales year/year -9.3%. Previous was -8.1. - Same Store Sales month/month -12.6%. Previous... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Factory Orders (March 2020) - Factory Orders month/month -10.3%. Previous was 0.0% Businesses which are closed tend to order less. To be a bit more serious - Factory Orders were weak before anyone heard of COVID. Source: Census Details: https://www.census.gov/manufacturing/m3/prel/pdf/s-i-o.pdf Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
PMI Manufacturing Index (April 2010) - Level 36.1. Previous was 48.5. This is a survey based supply side metric. ISM Manufacturing Index - Level 41.5. Previous was 49.1 Another survey based supply side metric. Source: Institute For Supply Management Construction... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 4/24/2020) - Purchase Index week/week +12.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%., -2.0%, -12.0% -11.0%, -15.0%, -1.0%, 6.0%, -3.0%, +6.0%, -3.0%, -6.0%., -10.0%, and +5.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -7.0%. Previous weeks were -1.0%, +10.0%, -19.0%, +26.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Good Trade Deficit (March 2020) - deficit $64.2 billion. Previous was $59.9 billion - Exports change -6.7%. Previous was +0.5% - Imports change -2.4%. Previous was -2.6% Source: Census Retail Inventories (March 2020) - month/month change 0.9%. Previous was -0.3%... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Durable Goods Orders (March 2020) - New Orders month/month -14.4%. Previous was 1.1% - Ex-transportation month/month -0.2%. Previous was -0.7% - Core capital goods month/month 0.1%. Previous was -0.8% The headline indicates that airlines are not ordering aircraft which is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2020 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 4/18/2020) - Initial Claims seasonally adjusted 4,427,000. Previous was 5,237,000 - Initial Claims unadjusted, totaled 4,267,395 a decrease of 697,173 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 5,787,000. Previous was 5,507,000 In the last... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 4/17/2020) - Purchase Index week/week -2.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, -12.0% -11.0%, -15.0%, -1.0%, 6.0%, -3.0%, +6.0%, -3.0%, -6.0%., -10.0%, +5.0%, and -2.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -1.0%. Previous weeks were +10.0%, -19.0%, +26.0%, -34.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 4/18/2019) - Same Store Sales year/year -6.9. Previous was -2.0. - Same Store Sales month/month -10.6. Previous was -8.3%. We are now seeing the dramatic effect of the shutdown on retail. Retail has been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Chicago Federal Reserve National Activity Index (March 2020) - Level -4.19. Previous was 0.16 - 3 Month Moving Average -1.47. Previous was -0.21 This is a weighted average of 85 existing monthly indicators of national economic activity. Source: Chicago Federal... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2020 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Leading Economic Indicators (March 2020) - LEI month/month -6.7%. Previous was -0.2%. This is calculated from 10 forward looking indicators such as building permits and factory orders and is supposed to forecast economic activity 3-6 months into the future. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->
Housing Starts (March 2020) - Starts seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,216,000. Previous was 1,564,000 - Permits seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,353,000. Previous was 1,452,000 Starts has suffered and will continue to do so as uncertainty continues. The sad part is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at <!-- The Economy -->