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Personal Income up, Spending down.

Personal Income and Outlays (July 2014) – Personal Income month/month  +0.2%. Previous was +0.5% – Consumer Spending month/month -0.1% – Personal Income Year/Year  +4.3%. Previous was +4.1% – Consumer Spending Year/Year  +3.6%. Previous was +3.9% PCE is an inflation gauge geared to consumer spending – PCE Price Index month/month +0.1% – Core PCE price index […]

 

Positive Data across the Board.

GDP (2nd Q2014) – Real (inflation adjusted) GDP +4.2.  Revised from +4.0%. Previous quarter was -2.1% – GDP Deflator (seasonally adjusted, annualized) +2.1%. Previous was +2.0%. This is still good only by comparison with a down 1stQ.  Growth for the year is still well below what we need and the BEA’s adjustments for inflation are […]

 

Purchase Applications up.

MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 8/22/2014)   – Purchase Index Week/Week +3.0%. Previous weeks were -0.4%, -1.0%, -1.0%. +0.2%, +0.3%, -8.0%, +4.0%, -1.0%, -1.0%. -5.2%, +9.0%, and -4.0%. – Refinance Index Week/Week +3.0%. Previous weeks were +3.0%, -4.0%, +4.0%, -4.0%, +4.0%, -0.1%, +0.4%, +0.1%, -1.0%, -13.0%, and +11.0%. – Composite Index Week/Week +2.8%. Previous weeks […]

 

Home Price Gains slow.

FHFA House Price Index (June 2014) – month/month +0.4%. Previous was +0.2% revised from +0.4%. – year/year +5.1%. Previous was +5.3%.   S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index (June 2014) – 20-city, seasonally adjusted month/month -0.2%. Previous was -0.3% – 20-city, not seasonally adjusted month/month +1.0%. Previous was +1.1% – 20-city, not seasonally adjusted year/year +8.1%. […]

 

Regulations, Lack of Well-paying jobs Keep Housing Starts Low.

Chicago Federal Reserve National Activity Index (July 2014) – Level 0.39. Previous was 0.21. This is a weighted average of 85 previously released monthly indicators.   PMI Services Flash (August 2014) – Level 58.5. Previous was 61.0.   New Home Sales (July 2012) – New Home Sales (seasonally adjusted, annualized) 412,000. Previous was 422,000. Government […]

 

Existing Home Sales up.

Jobless Claims (week ended 8/16/2014) – New Claims (seasonally adjusted)  298,000. Previous was 312,000 – New Claims (not seasonally adjusted) were 248,759 a decrease of 20,709 from the previous week – 4-week Moving Average (seasonally adjusted) 300,750. Previous was 300,750.   PMI Manufacturing Index Flash (August 2014) – Level 58.0. Previous was 56.3. This is […]

 

Purchase Market Remains Soft.

MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 8/15/2014)   – Purchase Index Week/Week -0.4%. Previous weeks were -1.0%, -1.0%. +0.2%, +0.3%, -8.0%, +4.0%, -1.0%, -1.0%. -5.2%, +9.0%, -4.0%, and -1.0%. – Refinance Index Week/Week +3.0%. Previous weeks were -4.0%, +4.0%, -4.0%, +4.0%, -0.1%, +0.4%, +0.1%, -1.0%, -13.0%, +11.0%, and -3.0%. – Composite Index Week/Week +1.4%. Previous weeks […]

 

Inflation (and just about everything else) Contained

Consumer Price Index (July 2014) – CPI overall month/month +0.1%. Previous was +0.3% – CPI overall year/year +2.0%. Previous was +2.1% – CPI core (less food & energy)  month/month +0.1%. Previous was +0.1% – CPI core (less food & energy) year/year +1.9%. Previous was +1.9%. Inflation remains contained as the Fed ponders when to start […]

 

Homebuilder Confidence Increases.

NAHB Housing Market Index (August 2014) – Housing Market Index  55. Previous was 53.0. In order to be in the business of Home Building one needs  large amount of confidence and positive mental attitude and these guys still have it.

 

Inflation Contained.

PPI-FD (July 2014) – PPI-FD month/month +0.1%. Previous was +0.4% – PPI-FD year/year   +1.7%. Previous was +1.9% – PPI-FD core (less food & energy) month/month +0.2%. Previous was +0.2% – PPI-FD core (less food & energy) year/year  +1.6%. Previous was +1.7% – PPI-FD less food, energy & trade services month/month +0.2%. Previous was  +0.2% – […]

 
 
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