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MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 11/8/2019) - Purchase Index week/week +5.0%. Previous weeks were -3.0%, +2.0%, -4.0%, -4.0%, -1.0%, +1.0%, -3.0%, +6.0%, +4.0%, +4.0%, -4.0%, -4.0%, and +2.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week +13.0%. Previous weeks were +2.0%, -1.0%, -17.0%, +4.0%,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at <!-- Mortgages -->
NFIB Small Business Optimism Index (October 2019) - Index value 102.4. Previous was 101.8 Source: National Federation of Independent Business Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 11/9/2019) - Same Store Sales year/year 5.0%. Previous was 5.5%. Chain store metrics include... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
Consumer Sentiment (November 2019 - preliminary) - Sentiment Index 95.7. Previous was 95.5. This is supposed to be a leading indicator of Retail Sales. Until the end of next year this indicator will be useless because it is more associated... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 1/2/2019) - Initial Claims seasonally adjusted 211,000. Previous was 219,000 - Initial Claims unadjusted, totaled 205,459 an increase of 6,740 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 215,250. Previous was 215,000 The current jobs... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 11/1/2019) - Purchase Index week/week -3.0%. Previous weeks were +2.0%, -4.0%, -4.0%, -1.0%, +1.0%, -3.0%, +6.0%, +4.0%, +4.0%, -4.0%, -4.0%, +2.0%, and -2.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week +2.0%. Previous weeks were -1.0%, -17.0%, +4.0%, +10.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Trade Deficit (September 2019) - Deficit $52.5 billion. Previous was $55.0 billion Details here https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/data/index.html Source: Census Bureau Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 11/2/2019) - Same Store Sales year/year 5.5%. Previous was 4.5%. Chain store metrics include only store... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Factory Orders (September 2019) - Factory Orders month/month -0.6%. Previous was revised from -0.1% to +0.3% Source: Census Bureau Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
BLS Employment Situation Report (October 2019) - Nonfarm Payrolls seasonally adjusted, month/month 128,000. Previous was 180,000 - Nonfarm Payrolls not seasonally adjusted, month/month 947,000. Previous was 408,000 - Unemployment Rate 3.6%. Previous was 3.5% - Private Payrolls month/month 131,000. Previous... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 10/26/2019) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 218,000. Previous was 213,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 198,140 an increase of 11,406 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 214,750. Previous was 215,250 The jobs market... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 10/25/2019) - Purchase Index week/week +2.0%. Previous weeks were -4.0%, -4.0%, -1.0%, +1.0%, -3.0%, +6.0%, +4.0%, +4.0%, -4.0%, -4.0%, +2.0%, -2.0%, and -3.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -1.0%. Previous weeks were -17.0%, +4.0%, +10.0%, +14.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 10/26/2019) - Same Store Sales year/year 4.5%. Previous was 4.3%. Source: Redbook Research Inc. S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index (August 2019) - 20-city seasonally adjusted, month/month -0.2%. Previous was 0.0% - 20-city, not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Goods Trade Deficit (September 2019) - Balance $70.4 billion. Previous was $73.1 billion - Exports month/month -1.6%. Previous was +0.3% - Imports month/month -2.3%. Previous was +0.5% Source: Census Bureau Chicago Federal Reserve National Activity Index (September 2019) - Level... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Consumer Sentiment (October 2019) - Sentiment Index 95.5. Previous was 93.2. This is supposed to indicate Consumer Spending in the next few months. Source: University of Michigan Consumer Survey Center Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Durable Goods Orders (September 2019) - New Orders month/month -1.1%. Previous was +0.3% - Ex-transportation month/month -0.3%. Previous was +0.3% - Core capital goods month/month -0.5%. Previous was -0.6% I have been saying for months that business have been hurt... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 10/18/2019) - Purchase Index week/week -4.0%. Previous weeks were -4.0%, -1.0%, +1.0%, -3.0%, +6.0%, +4.0%, +4.0%, -4.0%, -4.0%, +2.0%, -2.0%, -3.0%, and -2.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -17.0%. Previous weeks were +4.0%, +10.0%, +14.0%, -15.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 10/19/2019) - Same Store Sales year/year 4.3%. Previous was 4.1%. Source: Redbook Research Inc. Existing Home Sales (September 2019) - Existing Home Sales seasonally adjusted annualized rate 5,380,000. Previous was 5,500,000 - month/month -2.2%.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Leading Economic Indicators (September 2019) - Leading Indicators month/month -0.1%. Previous was -0.2% We are seeing the same thing for several months - slowing on the business side. This is in part due to slowing economies in much of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Housing Starts (September 2019) - Starts seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,256,000. Previous was 1,386,000 - Permits seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1,387,000. Previous was 1,425,000 While the positive trend of August appears to have dissipated note that Housing Starts is all-inclusive... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 10/11/2019) - Purchase Index week/week -4.0%. Previous weeks were -1.0%., +1.0%, -3.0%, +6.0%, +4.0%, +4.0%, -4.0%, -4.0%, +2.0%, -2.0%, -3.0%,-2.0%, and -4.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week +4.0%. Previous weeks were +10.0%, +14.0%, -15.0%, -4.0%, +5.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 10/12/2019) - Same Store Sales year/year 4.1%. Previous was 5.7%. Source: Redbook Research Inc. Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Import and Export Prices (September 2019) - Import Prices month/month 0.2%. Previous was -0.2% - Export Prices month/month 0.2%. Previous was -0.6% - Import Prices year/year -1.6%. Previous was -1.8% - Export Prices year/year -1.6%. Previous was -1.4% In the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
CPI - Retail Inflation (September 2019) - CPI month/month 0.0%. Previous was +0.1% - CPI year/year 1.7%. Previous was +1.7% - CPI less food & energy month/month 0.1%. Previous was +0.3% - CPI less food & energy year/year 2.4%. Previous... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 10/27/2019) - Purchase Index week/week -1.0%. Previous weeks were +1.0%, -3.0%, +6.0%, +4.0%, +4.0%, -4.0%, -4.0%, +2.0%, -2.0%, -3.0%,-2.0%, -4.0%, and +2.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week +10.0%. Previous weeks were +14.0%, -15.0%, -4.0%, +5.0%, -7.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
NFIB Small Business Optimism Index (September 2019) - level 101.8. Previous was 1-3.1 This is a survey index. It asks small business owners 10 different questions. Source: National Federation of Independent Business PPI (Wholesale Inflation) September 2019 - PPI-FD month/month... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->
BLS Employment Situation Report (September 2019) - Nonfarm Payrolls month/month, seasonally adjusted 136,000. Previous was 168,000 - Nonfarm Payrolls month/month, not seasonally adjusted 362,000. Previous was 418,000 - Revisions to July and August added 45,000 jobs making the net seasonally... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at <!-- Mortgages -->