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Small Business Optimism Index decreased in October

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Small Business Optimism Index decreased in October

CR Note: Most of this survey is noise, but there is some information, especially on the labor market and the “Single Most Important Problem”. From the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB): October 2018 Report: Small Business Optimism Index The Optimism Index shed a modest 0.5 points, with slight declines in five components, no...
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Schedule for Week of November 11, 2018

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Schedule for Week of November 11, 2018

The key economic reports this week are October CPI and Retail Sales. For manufacturing, October industrial production, and the November New York, Philly and Kansas City Fed surveys, will be released this week. —– Monday, Nov 12th —–Veterans Day Holiday: Most banks will be closed in observance of Veterans Day. The stock market will...
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Homebuilder D.R. Horton: Housing Market “Choppy”, “momentum is slipping”

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Homebuilder D.R. Horton: Housing Market “Choppy”, “momentum is slipping”

Friday:• At 8:30 AM ET, The Producer Price Index for October from the BLS. The consensus is a 0.2% increase in PPI, and a 0.2% increase in core PPI. • At 10:00 AM, University of Michigan’s Consumer sentiment index (Preliminary for November). A few comments via Bloomberg from homebuilder D.R.Horton: (HT Brian) Rising home...
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Offtopic: Don’t Just Vote. Vote for Democrats

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Offtopic: Don’t Just Vote. Vote for Democrats

If you read my site, you know I’m focused on the facts.   Donald Trump has always been at war with the data. From 2016: Trump says he thinks the US unemployment rate is close to 20 percent and not the 5 percent reported by the Labor Department. Anyone who believes the 5 percent...
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Buying an Investment Property Under the New Tax Plan

Buying an Investment Property Under the New Tax Plan

Given the new proposed United States tax plan from the Trump administration, investing in real estate has some potential implications for a new investor. Most consider the changes extremely beneficial to first-time real estate investors in particular. To cover the basics first, the existing tax structure allows for real estate investors to write-off all...
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What Are The Seattle Real Estate Market Predictions For 2019?

What Are The Seattle Real Estate Market Predictions For 2019?

Seattle Real Estate Market Predictions 2019 Seattle is an expensive real estate market that gives many investors pause. However, there are many reasons to invest in the Seattle real estate market in 2019 and the upcoming years. We’ll share 10 of them here after discussing the fundamentals of the Seattle housing market. Seattle is...
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Sunday Night Futures

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Sunday Night Futures

Weekend:• Schedule for Week of November 4, 2018 • Goldman Sachs on Housing Slowdown Monday:• At 10:00 AM ET, the ISM non-Manufacturing Index for October.  The consensus is for a decrease to 59.4 from 61.6. From CNBC: Pre-Market Data and Bloomberg futures: S&P 500 are down 6 and DOW futures are down 60 (fair...
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Q4 GDP Forecasts

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Q4 GDP Forecasts

From Goldman Sachs: Q4 2.6% (qoq ar). .emphasis added From Merrill Lynch: e revise down 4Q GDP to 2.8% from 3.0% . And from the Altanta Fed: GDPNow The GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 2.9 percent on...
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What Are The Phoenix Housing Market Predictions For 2019?

What Are The Phoenix Housing Market Predictions For 2019?

Phoenix Real Estate Market Predictions 2019 The Phoenix real estate market was a headline in the news a decade ago when the housing crisis of 2007 and 2008 caused home values here to fall by as much as half. The slow recovery of the national housing market has taken a decade. Many may be surprised...
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