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Industrial Production (October 2018) - Production month/month 0.1%. Previous was +0.2% - Manufacturing month/month 0.3%. Previous was +0.2% - Capacity Utilization Rate 78.4%. Previous was 78.5% This includes manufacturing, mining, and utility output. Details are available here: https://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g17/current Kansas City... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Jobless Claims (week ended 11/10/2018) - Initial Claims seasonally adjusted 216,000. Previous was 214,000 - Initial Claims unadjusted totaled 230,635 an increase of 15,821 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 215,250. Previous was 213,750 Philadelphia Fed... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 11/9/2018) - Purchase Index week/Week -2.3%. Previous weeks were -5.0%, -2.0%, +2.0%, -6.0%,-1.0%, +0.1%, +3.0%, +0.3%, +1.0%, +1.0%, -1.0%, +6.0%, and -3.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -4.3%. Previous weeks were -3.0%, -4.0%, +10.0%, -9.0%, -3.0%,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
The Segmented Society This is an updated version of something I wrote in 2006. This discusses how American society became segmented and discussed the movie “Crash” which had won the Academy Award for Best Picture and the 1975 book The... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at <!-- The Economy -->
NFIB Small Business Optimism Index (October 2018) level 108.0. Previous was 107.9 Small businesses drive jobs and optimism among small Business owners remains near record highs. Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 11/10/2018) - Same Store Sales year/year 6.1%. Previous... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at <!-- Mortgages -->
PPI (October 2018) - PPI month/month 0.6%. Previous was +0.2% - PPI year/year 2.9%. Previous was 2.6% - PPI less food & energy month/month 0.5%. Previous was 0.2% - PPI less food & energy year/year 2.6%. Previous was 2.5% -... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 11/3/2018) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 214,000. Previous was 215,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 213,978 an increase of 15,448 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 213,750. Previous was 213,750 The Jobs Market... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 11/2/2018) - Purchase Index week/Week -5.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, +2.0%, -6.0%,-1.0%, +0.1%, +3.0%, +0.3%, +1.0%, +1.0%, -1.0%, +6.0%, -3.0%, and -2.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -3.0%. Previous weeks were -4.0%, +10.0%, -9.0%, -3.0%, -0.1%,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 113/2018) - Same Store Sales year/year 6.1%. Previous was +5.9% JOLTS (September 2018) - Job Openings 7,009,000. Previous was 7,136,000 JOLTS = Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. This measures 2 things: 1) Job... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Employment Situation (October 2018) - Nonfarm Payrolls month/month 250,000. Previous revised to 118,000 - Unemployment Rate 3.7%. Previous was 3.7% - Private Payrolls month/month 246,000. Previous was 121,000 - Manufacturing Payrolls month/month 32,000. Previous was 18,000 - Labor Participation Rate... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Challenger Job-Cut Report (October 2018) - Announced Layoffs 75,644. Previous was 55,285 This was largely about Sears and Verizon. These layoffs usually take place over several months. Jobless Claims (week ended 10/27/2019) - Initial Claims seasonally adjusted 214,000. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 10/26/2018) - Purchase Index week/Week -2.0%. Previous weeks were +2.0%, -6.0%,-1.0%, +0.1%, +3.0%, +0.3%, +1.0%, +1.0%, -1.0%, +6.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, and -3.0%, - Refinance Index Week/Week -4.0%. Previous weeks were +10.0%, -9.0%, -3.0%, -0.1%, +3.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 10/27/2018) - Same Store Sales year/year 5.9%. Previous was 5.5% S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index (August 2018) - 20-city, seasonally adjusted, month/month 0.1%. Previous was +0.1% - 20-city, not seasonally adjusted, month/month 0.3... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Personal Income and Outlays (September 2018) - Personal Income month/month 0.2%. Previous was +0.4% - Consumer Spending month/month 0.4%. Previous was +0.5% - PCE Price Index month/month 0.1%. Previous was +0.1% - Core PCE price index month/month 0.2%. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
GDP (3rdQ2018 Initial Release) - Real GDP quarter/quarter seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 3.5%. Previous was 4.2% - GDP price index quarter/quarter seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 1.7%. Previous was 3.0% - Real Consumer Spending quarter/quarter seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 4.0%. Previous... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 10/20/2018) - Initial Claims seasonally adjusted 215,000. Previous was 210,000 - Initial Claims unadjusted, totaled 197,509 an increase of 7,008 from the previous week - 4-week Moving Average 211,750. Previous was 211,750 The advance number... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 10/20/2018) - Same Store Sales year/year 5.5%. Previous was 5.8% Richmond Federal Reserve Manufacturing Index (October 2018) - Level 15. Previous was 29. Growth but at a slower rate. This is a regional index. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Chicago Fed National Activity Index (September 2018) - Level 0.17. Previous was 0.27 - 3 Month Moving Average 0.27 0.21. Previous was 0.27 Any positive number shows growth. This is a weighted average of 85 existing monthly indicators of national... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Existing Home Sales (September 2018) - Existing Home Sales seasonally adjusted, annualized rate 5,150,000. Previous was 5,330,000 - Existing Home Sales month/month -3.4%. Previous was -0.2% - Existing Home Sales -year/year -4.1%. Previous was -1.7% This is the lowest rate... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 10/13/2018) - New Claims seasonally adjusted 210,000. Previous was 215,000 - New Claims unadjusted, totaled 190,017 a decrease of 9,847 from previous - 4-week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 211,750. Previous was 209,750 The total number... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 10/17/2018) - Purchase Index week/Week -6.0%. Previous weeks were -1.0%, +0.1%, +3.0%, +0.3%, +1.0%, +1.0%, -1.0%, +6.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, -3.0%, -1.0%, and -5.0% - Refinance Index Week/Week -9.0%. Previous weeks were -3.0%, -0.1%, +3.0%, +4.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 10/13/2018) - Same Store Sales year/year 5.8%. Previous was 6.5% Industrial Production (September 2018) - Production month/month 0.3%. Previous was 0.4% - Manufacturing month/month 0.2 %. Previous was 0.3% - Capacity Utilization Rate 78.1... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Retail Sales (September 2018) - Retail Sales month/month 0.1%. Previous was +0.1% - Retail Sales less autos month/month -0.1%. Previous was +0.2% - Less Autos & Gas month/month 0.0%. Previous was +0.1% The decline in core (less gas and autos)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
Import and Export Prices (September 2018) - Import Prices month/month 0.5%. Previous was -0.4% - Export Prices month/month 0.0%. Previous was -0.2% - Import Prices year/year 3.5%. Previous was 3.8% - Export Prices year/year 2.7%. Previous was 3.5% The increase... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->
CPI (September 2018) - CPI month/month 0.1%. Previous was 0.2% - CPI year/year 2.3%. Previous was 2.7% - CPI less food & energy month/month 0.1%. Previous was 0.1% - CPI less food & energy year/year 2.2%. Previous was 2.2% Not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at <!-- Mortgages -->