Finance and Economics
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Q2 GDP: Investment
The graph below shows the contribution to GDP from residential investment, equipment and software, a...
Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims increased to 267,000
The DOL reported : In the week ending July 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial ...
BEA: Real GDP increased at 2.3% Annualized Rate in Q2
From the BEA: Gross Domestic Product: Second Quarter 2015 (Advance Estimate); Includes Historical Revisions Real gross domestic product -...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Thursday: Q2 GDP and Revisions, Unemployment Claims
The GDP revisions will be especially important this year. Excerpts from a research piece by Michelle Meyer at Merrill Lynch: The moment ...
Duy on FOMC: "Somewhat more hawkish as the Fed gears up to hike rates later this year"
From Tim Duy: FOMC Recap The July FOMC meeting yielded the widely expected outcome of no policy change. Very little change in the statemen...
FOMC Statement: No Change in Policy, No Clues for September
FOMC Statement: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that economic activity has been expand...
How large will the first Fed Funds Rate increase be?
Just wondering ... No one expects a rate hike from the FOMC today. And most of the focus has been on WHEN the first rate hike will happe...
NAR: Pending Home Sales Index decreased 1.8% in June, up 8% year-over-year
From the NAR: Pending Home Sales Dip in June After five consecutive months of increases, pending home sales slipped in June but remained n...
MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest Weekly Survey, Purchase Index up 18% YoY
From the MBA: Refinance Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage applications in...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Wednesday: FOMC, Pending Home Sales
A few excerpts from an FOMC preview by Goldman Sachs economist Zach Pandl: The July 28-29 FOMC meeting is shaping up to be the calm before...
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