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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Misc: Chicago PMI increases slightly, Consumer Confidence up, CoreLogic 60,000 Foreclosures in June

by Calculated Risk on 7/31/2012 01:14:00 PM

Some earlier news ...

• From Chicago ISM: Chicago Business Barometer gained incrementally

The PMI increased to 53.7 from 52.9. Expectations were for a decrease to 52.5.

The employment index decreased to 53.5 from 60.4, and new orders increased to 52.9 from 51.9.

• From Reuters: Consumer confidence rises in July

The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes climbed to 65.9 from a upwardly revised 62.7 in June, topping economists' expectations for a decline to 61.5.
This is still very low.

• From CoreLogic: CoreLogic Reports 60,000 Completed Foreclosures in June
According to the report, there were 60,000 completed foreclosures in the U.S. in June 2012 compared to 80,000 in June 2011 and 60,000 in May 2012.

Approximately 1.4 million homes, or 3.4 percent of all homes with a mortgage, were in the national foreclosure inventory as of June 2012 compared to 1.5 million, or 3.5 percent, in June 2011. Month-over-month, the national foreclosure inventory was unchanged from May 2012 to June 2012. The foreclosure inventory is the share of all mortgaged homes in some stage of the foreclosure process.
Earlier on house prices:
Case Shiller: House Prices increased 2.2% in May
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