Finance and Economics
Friday, March 24, 2017
Oil: "Incredible strength in rig additions"
A few comments from Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors LLC on Mar 24, 2017: • US oil rig count was up an eye-popping 21 this week ...
CoreLogic: "Between 2007–2016, Nearly 7.8 Million Homes Lost to Foreclosure"
Here is a report from CoreLogic: US Residential Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later . There are several interesting graphs in the report, in...
Vehicle Sales Forecast: Sales Over 17 Million SAAR in March
The automakers will report March vehicle sales on Tuesday, April 4th. Note: There were 27 selling days in March 2017, unchanged from 27 in...
U.S. Heavy Truck Sales increasing following Oil Price Related Slump
The following graph shows heavy truck sales since 1967 using data from the BEA. The dashed line is the February 2017 seasonally adjusted ann...
BLS: Unemployment Rates "significantly lower in February in 10 states", Arkansas and Oregon at New Lows
From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary Unemployment rates were significantly lower in February in 10 states ...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
A few Comments on February New Home Sales
New home sales for February were reported at 592,000 on a seasonally adjusted annual rate basis (SAAR). This was well above the consensus f...
Kansas City Fed: Regional Manufacturing Activity "Strengthened Further" in March
From the Kansas City Fed: Tenth District Manufacturing Activity Strengthened Further The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released the ...
New Home Sales increase to 592,000 Annual Rate in February
The Census Bureau reports New Home Sales in February were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 592 thousand. The previous three...
Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims increase to 258,000
The DOL reported : In the week ending March 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 258,000 , an increase of 15,...
Black Knight: Mortgage Delinquencies Declined in February
From Black Knight: Black Knight Financial Services’ First Look at February Mortgage Data: Prepayment Activity Continues to Decline, Down 40 ...
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