Finance and Economics
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Richmond Fed: "Fifth District Manufacturing Firms Reported Robust Growth in May"
From the Richmond Fed: Fifth District Manufacturing Firms Reported Robust Growth in May Fifth District manufacturing firms saw robust grow...
The Changing Mix of Light Vehicle Sales
Whenever I'm driving, it seems like I'm surrounded by more and more SUVs and trucks. So I thought I'd look at the changing mix ...
Monday, May 21, 2018
"Mortgage Rates Unchanged to Begin Week", Near 7 Year High
Tuesday: • At 10:00 AM ET, Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for May. From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage R...
Ten Years Ago: Looking back at a Foreclosure
Ten years ago today, I wrote House Price Mosaic . This was a discussion of how areas with significant foreclosure activity were seeing larg...
Oil Prices Up almost 50% Year-over-year
First, an excerpt from a research note by Merrill Lynch economists today: If bad luck intersects with bad policy, a recession becomes a re...
Chicago Fed "Index Points to Little Change in Economic Growth in April"
From the Chicago Fed: Index Points to Little Change in Economic Growth in April The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) ticked up ...
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Sunday Night Futures
Weekend: • Schedule for Week of May 20, 2018 Monday: • 8:30 AM ET, Chicago Fed National Activity Index for April. This is a composite ...
"Do People Really Downsize?"
Some interesting analysis from economist Josh Lehner, at the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis on whether people actually downsize in reti...
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Schedule for Week of May 20, 2018
The key economic reports this week are April New and Existing home sales. ----- Monday, May 21st ----- 8:30 AM ET: Chicago Fed National...
Friday, May 18, 2018
Oil Rigs: "A Surprising Pause in Rig Additions"
A few comments from Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors LLC on May 18, 2018: • Total US oil rigs were flat at 844 • Horizontal oi...
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