Archive for the ‘Fundamentals’ Category

Durables Show month/month Improvement.

Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 8/20/2016) – New Claims seasonally adjusted 261,000. Previous was 262,000 – New Claims unadjusted, totaled 216,594 a decrease of 2,929 from previous – 4-week Moving Average 264,000. Previous was 265,250   Durable Goods Orders (July 2016) – New Orders month/month +4.4%. Previous was -4.2% – New Orders year/year -3.3%. Previous […]

Housing Data.

MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 8/19/016) – Purchase Index Week/Week -0.3%. Previous weeks were -4.0%, +3.0%, -2.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, +0.0%, +4.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, -5.0%, +12.0%, -5.0%, and +5.0%. – Refinance Index Week/Week -3.0%. Previous weeks were +10.0%, -3.0%, -15.0%, -1.0%, +11.0%, +21.0%, -2.0%, +7.0%. -1.0%, +7.0%, -4.0%, +0.4%, and -4.0%. – Composite Index Week/Week -2.1%. […]

New Home Sales up.

Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 8/20/2016) – Store Sales year/year +0.2%. Previous was +0.2%.   PMI Manufacturing Index Flash (August 2016) – Level 52.1. Previous was 52.9   New Home Sales (July 2016) – New Home Sales seasonally adjusted, annualized 654,000. Previous was 582,000.   Richmond Federal Reserve Manufacturing Index (August 2016) – level […]

Jobless Claims Remain low.

Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 8/13/2016) – New Claims seasonally adjusted 262,000. Previous was 266,000 – New Claims unadjusted, totaled 219,544, a decrease of 11,991 from previous – 4-week Moving Average 265,250. Previous was 262,750   Philadelphia Federal Reserve Business Outlook Survey (August 2016) – General Business Conditions Index 2.0. Previous was -2.9. This bit […]

Purchase Applications down again.

MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 8/12/016) – Purchase Index Week/Week -4.0%. Previous weeks were +3.0%, -2.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, +0.0%, +4.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, -5.0%, +12.0%, -5.0%, +5.0%, and -6.0%. – Refinance Index Week/Week -4.0%. Previous weeks were +10.0%, -3.0%, -15.0%, -1.0%, +11.0%, +21.0%, -2.0%, +7.0%. -1.0%, +7.0%, -4.0%, +0.4%, and +1.0%. – Composite Index Week/Week -4.0%. […]

Housing Start up but Single-family lowest since September 2015.

Consumer Price Index (July 2016) – CPI month/month +0.0%. Previous was +0.2% – CPI year/year +0.8%. Previous was +1.0% – CPI core (less food & energy) month/month +0.1%. Previous was +0.2% – CPI less food & energy year/year +2.2%. Previous was +2.3%. The component with the largest cost increases is medical care. The increases in […]

Home Builders Remain Confident.

Empire State Manufacturing Survey – General Business Conditions Index level -4.21. Previous was 0.55 This is a metric of manufacturing in New York State. While New York in no longer a major state for manufacturing this metric from the New York Fed starts a series of regional Fed Manufacturing Indices. Housing Market Index (August 2016) […]

July Retail Sales Weak.

  Retail Sales (July 2016) – Retail Sales month/month +0.0%. Previous was +0.8% – Retail Sales less autos month/month -0.3%. Previous was +0.9% – Less Autos & Gas month/month -0.1%. Previous was +0.8% This is unexpectedly weak. Weakness was pervasive including supermarkets, restaurants, and building supplies. Auto sales were up but auto sales have a […]

Initial Jobless Claims Remain low,

Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 8/6/2016) – New Claims seasonally adjusted 266,000. Previous was 267,000 – New Claims unadjusted, totaled 231,356 an increase of 12,173 from previous – 4-week Moving Average 262,750. Previous was 259,750 Jobless Claims remain near historic lows. Reading Jobless Claims as a surrogate for the economy is no longer and easy […]

A Slow Summer for Purchase Applications,

MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 8/5/016) – Purchase Index Week/Week +3.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, +0.0%, +4.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, -5.0%, +12.0%, -5.0%, +5.0%, -6.0%, and +0.4%. – Refinance Index Week/Week +10.0%. Previous weeks were -3.0%, -15.0%, -1.0%, +11.0%, +21.0%, -2.0%, +7.0%. -1.0%, +7.0%, -4.0%, +0.4%, +1.0%, and +0.5%. – Composite Index Week/Week +7.1%. […]

 
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