Finance and Economics
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Chemical Activity Barometer increases in February
Note: This appears to be a leading indicator for industrial production. From the American Chemistr...
It was six years ago that we started discussing the turnaround for apartments. Then, in January 2011, I attended the NMHC Apartment Stra...
Mortgage Debt as Percent of GDP
Yesterday I excerpted from a post I wrote in February 2005 (yes, 12 years ago). In that 2005 post...
Monday, February 20, 2017
Monday Night Futures
Weekend: • Schedule for Week of Feb 19, 2017 • Post from 2005: Mortgage Debt and the "Recovery" • Demographics and GDP From...
Post from 2005: Mortgage Debt and the "Recovery"
Here are some excerpts from a post I wrote in February 2005 (hard to believe this was 12 years ago). Note: I think I've improved the ...
Fannie and Freddie: REO inventory declined in Q4, Down 33% Year-over-year
Fannie and Freddie reported results last week. Here is some information on Real Estate Owned (REOs)...
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Don't like the data? Change it!
From the WSJ: Trump Administration Considers Change in Calculating U.S. Trade Deficit The Trump administration is considering changing the...
Demographics and GDP
Two years ago I wrote: Demographics and GDP: 2% is the new 4% . As I noted, "One simple way to look at the change in GDP is as the cha...
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Schedule for Week of Feb 19, 2017
The key economic report this week are January New and Existing Home sales. ----- Monday, Feb 20th...
Friday, February 17, 2017
Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in January
From housing economist Tom Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in January Based on publicly-available state and/or local realtor/MLS...
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