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Home Builder Confidence Falls Slightly.

Housing Market Index (July 2016) – Housing Market Index 59. Previous was 60. This is derived from a survey conducted by The National Association of Home Builders. It takes into account present sales of new homes, sale of new homes expected in the next six months, and traffic of prospective buyers in new homes. This […]

 

Friday Funk: Mothership Connection

Spend some family time and get your cool back for the weekend.

 

Fed Getting its Desired > 2.0% Core CPI.

Consumer Price Index (June 2016) – CPI month/month +0.2%. Previous was +0.2% – CPI year/year +1.0%. Previous was +1.1% – CPI core (less food & energy) month/month +0.2%. Previous was +0.2% – CPI core (less food & energy) year/year +2.3%. Previous was +2.2% The Fed is getting its desired > 2.0% inflation.   Retail Sales […]

 

Great News for Fans of Inflation.

Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 7/9/2016) – Initial Claims seasonally adjusted 254,000. Previous was 254,000 – Initial Claims unadjusted, totaled 298,862 an increase of 31,425 previous – 4-week moving average 259,000. Previous was 264,750. Initial Jobless Claims have remained low even as the Fed’s Labor Market Conditions Index has been negative since January.   PPI-FD […]

 

Purchase Applications Flat.

MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 7/8/016) – Purchase Index Week/Week +0.0%. Previous weeks were +4.0%, -3.0%, -2.0%, -5.0%, +12.0%, -5.0%, +5.0%, -6.0%, +0.4%, +1.0%, -2.0%, -1.0%, and +8.0%. – Refinance Index Week/Week +11.0%. Previous weeks were +21.0%, -2.0%, +7.0%. -1.0%, +7.0%, -4.0%, +0.4%, +1.0%, +0.5%, -6.0%, -5.0%, +3.0%. and +11.0%. – Composite Index Week/Week +7.2%. […]

 

Job Openings down

NFIB Small Business Optimism Index (June 2016) – Optimism level 94.6. Previous was 93.8. Small business optimism has recovered from the low it hit in March.   Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 7/9/2016) – Chain Store Sales year/year +0.8%. Previous was +0.6%.   JOLTS (May 2016) – Job Openings 5,500,000. Previous was 5,845,000 This […]

 

Fed Metric of Jobs Negative for 6th Consecutive Month

Labor Market Conditions Index (June 2016) – Index value -1.9. Previous was -3.6. This is a broad gauge of the health of the Jobs Market and is produced by the Federal Reserve. What is notable is that despite the media reporting that the Jobs Market is great except for May this index has been negative […]

 

Friday Funk: If There’s A Hell Below, We’re All Gonna Go

There’s almost no way to get your cool back for the weekend after a series of shootings this week.

 

June Jobs Improve after Weak May.

  BLS Employment Situation Report (June 2016) – Nonfarm Payrolls month/month seasonally adjusted +287,000. Previous was +11,000 – Unemployment Rate 4.9%. Previous was 2.8% – Private Payrolls month/month 265,000. Previous was -6,000 – Labor Participation Rate 62.7 %. Previous was 62.6$ – Average Hourly Earnings month/month +0.1%. Previous was +0.2$ – Average Workweek – 34.4 […]

 

Jobless Claims Low. Jobs Sluggish.

Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 7/2/2016) – New Claims seasonally adjusted 254,000. Previous was 270,000 – New Claims unadjusted, totaled 267,137 an increase of 3,714 from previous – 4-week Moving Average 264,750. Previous was 267,250   ADP Employment Report (June 2016) – ADP Private Sector Jobs +172,000. Previous was +168,000   Challenger Job-Cut Report (June […]

 
 
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