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Key Measures Show Inflation Picked Up Slightly on YoY Basis in November

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Key Measures Show Inflation Picked Up Slightly on YoY Basis in November

The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI and the trimmed-mean CPI this morning: According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the median Consumer Price Index rose 0.3% (4.1% annualized rate) in November. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price Index rose 0.2% (2.3% annualized rate) during the month. The median CPI and 16% trimmed-mean CPI...
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BLS: Job Openings increase to 7.1 Million in October

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BLS: Job Openings increase to 7.1 Million in October

Notes: In October there were 7.0709 million job openings, and, according to the October Employment report, there were 6.075 million unemployed. So, for the seventh consecutive month, there were more job openings than people unemployed. Also note that the number of job openings has exceeded the number of hires since January 2015 (almost 4...
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Schedule for Week of December 9, 2018

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Schedule for Week of December 9, 2018

The key economic reports this week are November CPI and Retail Sales. For manufacturing, November industrial production will be released this week. —– Monday, Dec 10th —–10:00 AM ET: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for October from the BLS. This graph shows job openings (yellow line), hires (purple), Layoff, Discharges and other (red...
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Is Cape Coral The Best Market For Real Estate Investment In 2019?

Is Cape Coral The Best Market For Real Estate Investment In 2019?

Cape Coral Real Estate Market Report 2019 Cape Coral is a city in Southwest Florida, sandwiched between the ocean and Fort Myers. You probably haven’t heard of it unless you’ve vacationed there to be close to the ocean without officially being in Fort Myers. We’ll first share a number of facts about this Fort...
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Thursday: ADP Employment, Unemployment Claims, Trade Deficit, ISM Non-Mfg, Q3 Flow of Funds

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Thursday: ADP Employment, Unemployment Claims, Trade Deficit, ISM Non-Mfg, Q3 Flow of Funds

Thursday:• At 8:15 AM ET, The ADP Employment Report for November. This report is for private payrolls only (no government).  The consensus is for 175,000 jobs added, down from 227,000 in October. • At 8:30 AM, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 225 thousand initial claims, down...
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Tuesday: Corelogic House Prices

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Tuesday: Corelogic House Prices

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Now at 2-Month Lows Mortgage rates didn’t really improve today for the average lender, but they did manage to hit the lowest rates in 2 months on a technicality. The reason for this is simple. There was a big gap between the rates seen on...
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Is Jackson The Best Market For Cash Flow Real Estate Investment In 2019?

Is Jackson The Best Market For Cash Flow Real Estate Investment In 2019?

Jackson Mississippi Real Estate Market Predictions 2019 The best markets for real estate investment aren’t today’s hot markets. Instead, the best markets to invest in are those with the right market fundamentals and strong potential. And we’ve found such a market in Jackson. Jackson is the capital city of Mississippi and it is home...
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Schedule for Week of December 2, 2018

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Schedule for Week of December 2, 2018

The key report this week is the November employment report on Friday. Other key indicators include the November ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing indexes, November auto sales, and the October trade deficit. Fed Chair Jerome Powell testifies on the Economic Outlook on Wednesday. —– Monday, Dec 3rd —–10:00 AM: ISM Manufacturing Index for November.  The...
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage Serious Delinquency Rate Decreased in October

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage Serious Delinquency Rate Decreased in October

Freddie Mac reported that the Single-Family serious delinquency rate in October was 0.71%, down from 0.73% in September. Freddie’s rate is down from 0.86% in October 2017. Freddie’s serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 4.20%. This is the lowest serious delinquency rate for Freddie Mac since January 2008. These are mortgage loans...
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