Retail

Fundamentals 10/18: Business Inflation, Housing, Retail

Inflation (Wholesale) -PPI – Month/Month +0.8 % -PPI – Year/Year +7.0 % -PPI less food & energy – Month/Month +0.2 % -PPI less food & energy – Year/Year +2.5 % -This is inflation at the wholesale level. The numbers are high but businesses have been profitable and able to absorb the increases in the raw

Fundamentals 10/11

Retail ICSC-Goldman Store Sales – week/week -0.1% – year/year +2.8% Redbook (week ending 10/8) – year/year +4.8% NFIB Small Business Optimism Index – level 88.9 Econoday starts discussion with the phrase “Pessimism eased slightly among small businesses in September.” 92% of businesses say that they are not interested in borrowing.

Fundamentals 10/11

Retail ICSC-Goldman Store Sales – week/week -0.1% – year/year +2.8% Redbook (week ending 10/8) – year/year +4.8% NFIB Small Business Optimism Index – level 88.9 Econoday starts discussion with the phrase “Pessimism eased slightly among small businesses in September.” 92% of businesses say that they are not interested in borrowing.

Fundamentals 8/16: Chart-Fest On Housing, Consumer, Manufacturing Stats

Housing Starts -Starts – Level – Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) – 604,000. -Previous was 629,000. -Permits – Level – SAAR 597,000. Previous was 624,000. The housing sector is an important part of the economy because housing construction creates so many other jobs, most of them domestic. The lack of sustained recovery may be due