Finance and Economics
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest Weekly Survey
From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Surve Mortgage applications increased 2.7 percent from one week earlier,...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Zillow Forecast: "The national Case-Shiller index is projected to climb 5.9 percent year-over-year in March"
The Case-Shiller house price indexes for February were released this morning. Zillow forecasts Case-Shiller a month early, and I like to ...
Real House Prices and Price-to-Rent Ratio in February
Here is the earlier post on Case-Shiller: Case-Shiller: National House Price Index increased 5.8% year-over-year in February It has been m...
Chemical Activity Barometer increases in April
Note: This appears to be a leading indicator for industrial production. From the American Chemistry Council: Economic Indicator Marks Stro...
A few Comments on March New Home Sales
New home sales for March were reported at 621,000 on a seasonally adjusted annual rate basis (SAAR). This was well above the consensus fore...
New Home Sales increase to 621,000 Annual Rate in March
The Census Bureau reports New Home Sales in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 621 thousand. The previous three mo...
Case-Shiller: National House Price Index increased 5.8% year-over-year in February
S&P/Case-Shiller released the monthly Home Price Indices for February ("February" is a 3 month average of December, January a...
Monday, April 24, 2017
Tuesday: New Home Sales, Case-Shiller House Prices, Richmond Fed Mfg
From Bloomberg: Trump Said to Plan 20% Tariff on Canadian Softwood Lumber U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he would impose a 20 per...
U.S. Demographics: Largest 5-year cohorts, and Ten most Common Ages in 2016
Three year ago, I wrote: Census Bureau: Largest 5-year Population Cohort is now the "20 to 24" Age Group . Last year I followed ...
Merrill: "Fed to take a breather"
The consensus view is that the Fed will hike two more times this year (probably in June and September), and then announce a changed to the b...
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