Consumer Spending

Fundamentals 8/2: Inflation Flat, Consumers Hesitant

Consumer Income, Spending, Inflation (June) -Personal Income Month/Month: +0.1% -Personal Income Year/Year: 5.0 % -Consumer Spending Month/Month: -0.2% -Consumer Spending Year/Year: 4.4% -Core PCE Price Index Month/Month: 0.1% -Core PCE Price Index Year/Year: 1.3% -“PCE” is Personal Consumption Expenditures: a measure of consumer inflation -Income grew by smallest amount in 9 months -Spending slowed first

Fundamentals 6/27: Consumer Income, Inflation

Consumer Income, Spending, Inflation -Personal Income: Month-May 0.3% -Personal Income: Year-May 4.2% -Consumer Spending: Month-May 0.0% -Consumer Spending: Year-May 4.7% -Personal Savings Rate: Month-May 5.0% -All PCE price index: Month-May 0.2% -Core PCE price index: Month-May 0.3% -All PCE price index: Year-May 2.5% -Core PCE price index: Year-May 1.2% -PCE (Personal Consumption Expenditures) is inflation

Fundamentals 5/27

Personal Income/Expenses: – Personal Income – Month/Month change 0.4% – Personal Income – Year/Year change 4.4% – Consumer Spending – M/M change 0.4% – Consumer Spending – Year/Year change 4.8% – Core PCE price index – Month/Month change 0.2% – Core PCE price index – Year/Year change 1.0% Income growth is fairly strong but being

Higher Inflation & Pending Home Sales Leave Rates Flat

Stocks are up slightly and bonds are even today after slightly higher consumer inflation and better than expected pending home sales reports are washing each other out. This even-rate, higher-stock mood kicks off a big week of inflation, home price, and employment data that could push rates up. The Fed’s preferred measure of inflation, the

Complete Roundup of Holiday Shopping Stats So Far

BusinessInsider just posted a good roundup of Black Friday holiday shopping stats from David Bodamer, chief editor since 2006 of Retail Traffic, a retail real estate trade magazine. Below are his quick summaries of data from core reports along with links to original reports. Bodamer’s full post also has highlights from each report and some