Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wednesday: Existing Home Sales

by Bill McBride on 3/21/2017 05:41:00 PM

First, I expect existing home sales to be below consensus tomorrow. See: Existing Home Sales: Take the Under

• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.

• At 9:00 AM, FHFA House Price Index for January 2017. This was originally a GSE only repeat sales, however there is also an expanded index.

• At 10:00 AM, Existing Home Sales for February from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus is for 5.55 million SAAR, down from 5.69 million in January. Housing economist Tom Lawler expects the NAR to report sales of 5.41 million SAAR in February.

• During the day: The AIA's Architecture Billings Index for February (a leading indicator for commercial real estate).

S&P 500

Here is a graph (click on graph for larger image) from Doug Short and shows the S&P 500 since the 2007 high.  Today is that little blip at the end.

More graphs here: S&P 500 Snapshot: Biggest Loss in Five Months