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Initial Jobless Claims down.

Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 3/28/2015) – New Claims (seasonally adjusted) 268,000. Previous was 288,000 – New Claims  unadjusted, totaled 240,471 a decrease of 7,561 from previous – 4-week Moving Average  285,500. Previous was 300,250. This is the 2nd lowest new claims number in 15 years. Challenger Job-Cut Report (March 2015) – Announced Layoffs  36,594. […]

 

Private Jobs Post Slowest Gain in 14 Months.

MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 3/27/2014) – Purchase Index Week/Week +6.0%. Previous weeks were +5.0%, -2.0%, +2.0%, -0.2%, +5.0%, -7.0%, -7.0%, -2.0%, -0.1%, -3.0%, +24.0%, -5.0%, and +1.0%. – Refinance Index Week/Week +4.0%. Previous weeks were +12.0%, -5.0%, -3.0%, -0.2%, +1.0%, -16.0%, -10.0%, +3.0%, -5.0%, +22.0%. +66.0%, and -12.0%. – Composite Index Week/Week +4.6%. Previous […]

 

Home Prices up.

Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 3/28/2015) – Store Sales year/year  +3.0%. Previous was +2.8%   S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index (January 2015) – 20-city, seasonally adjusted, month/month  +0.9%. Previous was +0.9% – 20-city, not seasonally adjusted, month/month  +0.0%.  Previous was +0.1% – 20-city, not seasonally adjusted year/year  +4.6%.  Previous was +4.4%.   Chicago PMI […]

 

Pending Home Sales up.

Personal Income and Outlays (February 2015) – Personal Income month/month  +0.4%. Previous was +0.4%. – Consumer Spending month/month +0.1%. Previous was -0.2%. – PCE Price Index month/month  +0.2%. Previous was -0.4%. – Core PCE price index month/month +0.1%. Previous was +0.1%. – Personal Income year/year +4.5%. Previous was +4.7%. – Consumer Spending year/year +3.3%. Previous […]

 

4thQ GDP +2.2%

GDP 4thQ 2014  – Real GDP quarter/quarter seasonally adjusted, annualized +2.2%. Previous was +2.2%. – GDP price index seasonally adjusted, annualized +0.1%. Previous was +0.1%. This is soft and while GDP is supposed to be the best indicator as to the health of the economy the numbers reports are greatly affected by the estimates correcting […]

 

Jobs Market Healthy. Manufacturing Softer.

Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 3/21/2015)   – New Claims seasonally adjusted 282,000. Previous was 291,000 – New Claims unadjusted totaled 247,256  a decrease of 12,986 from previous – 4-week Moving Average -297,000. Previous was 304,750   PMI Services Flash (March 2015)   – Level  58.6. Previous was 57.0. Unlike the manufacturing sector, the service […]

 

Mortgage Applications up. Durable Goods down.

March 25, 2015 MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 3/20/2014) – Purchase Index Week/Week +5.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, +2.0%, -0.2%, +5.0%, -7.0%, -7.0%, -2.0%, -0.1%, -3.0%, +24.0%, -5.0%, +1.0%, and -7.0%. – Refinance Index Week/Week +12.0%. Previous weeks were -5.0%, -3.0%, -0.2%, +1.0%, -16.0%, -10.0%, +3.0%, -5.0%, +22.0%. +66.0%, -12.0%, and +1.0%. – Composite Index […]

 

Core Inflation Contained.

Consumer Price Index  (February 2015) – CPI month/month -0.2%. Previous was -0.7% – CPI year/year -0.1%. Previous was -0.2% – CPI core (less food & energy) month/month  +0.2 %. Previous was +0.2% – CPI core (less food & energy) year/year  +1.6%. Previous was  +1.7%. The headline number reflects the rise in the price of gasoline. […]

 

Signs of Miserable 1stQ2025 GDP?

Chicago Federal Reserve National Activity Index  (February 2015) – Level  -0.11. Previous was -.10 – 3 Month Moving Average  -0.08. Previous was +.26. This show the economy having a miserable 1st couple of months. Existing Home Sales  (February 2015) – Existing Home Sales seasonally adjusted, annualized 4,880,000. Previous was 4,820,000 This is an improvement from […]

 

Jobs Healthy. Rest of Economy Flat.

Jobless Claims (week ended 3/14/2015)   – New Claims (seasonally adjusted) 291,000. Previous was 290,000 – New Claims unadjusted were 259,671  a decrease of 18,254 from the previous week – 4-week Moving Average 304,750. Previous was 302,500. These numbers continue to show a healthy jobs market.   Current Account (4thQ2014)   – Current Account Deficit […]

 
 
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