Finance and Economics
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Schedule for Week of December 17th
The key economic reports this week are November housing starts, new home sales and existing home sales. Other key reports include the third...
Friday, December 15, 2017
Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in November
A short note from housing economist Tom Lawler: "Based on what I've seen so far, I project that existing home sales as estimated ...
Oil Rigs "The Calm before the Storm"
A few comments from Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors LLC on Dec 15, 2017: • Rigs overall continue in recovery mode • Total US ...
Q4 GDP Forecasts
From Merrill Lynch: The strong retail sales data provided a 0.3pp boost to our 4Q GDP tracking estimate, bringing it up to 2.4% . emphasi...
Industrial Production Increased 0.2% in November
From the Fed: Industrial production and Capacity Utilization Industrial production moved up 0.2 percent in November after posting an upw...
NY Fed: Manufacturing Activity grew at a "solid clip" in December
From the NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Survey Business activity continued to grow at a solid clip in New York State , according to fi...
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Friday: Industrial Production, NY Fed Mfg Survey
From Merrill Lynch: The strong retail sales data provided a 0.3pp boost to our 4Q GDP tracking estimate, bringing it up to 2.4%. Friday: ...
It Never Rains in California
After enduring a five year drought, California finally had a decent rainy season last year. But this season is off to a very slow start. ...
Hotel Occupancy Rate Increased Year-over-Year, 2017 will be Record Occupancy Year
From HotelNewsNow.com: STR: US hotel results for week ending 9 December The U.S. hotel industry reported positive year-over-year results i...
Retail Sales increased 0.8% in November
On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.8 percent from October to November (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 5.8 percent from No...
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