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Las Vegas: Record Convention Attendance in 2017, Visitor Traffic off Slightly

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Las Vegas: Record Convention Attendance in 2017, Visitor Traffic off Slightly

During the recession, I wrote about the troubles in Las Vegas and included a chart of visitor and convention attendance: Lost Vegas. Since then Las Vegas visitor traffic recovered to new record highs. However, in 2017, visitor traffic declined 1.7% compared to 2016, but was still 8% above the pre-recession peak. Convention attendance is...
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U.S. Courts: Bankruptcy Filings Decline Slightly in 2017, Lowest since 2006

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U.S. Courts: Bankruptcy Filings Decline Slightly in 2017, Lowest since 2006

From the U.S. Courts: Bankruptcy Filings Fall 0.7% – Smallest 12-Month Decline Since 2010 Bankruptcy filings in the 12-month period ending December 31, 2017, fell just 0.7 percent, compared with bankruptcy cases filed in calendar year 2016. According to newly released data, 789,020 cases were filed in 2017, compared with 794,960 in the previous...
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Q4 Review: Ten Economic Questions for 2017

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Q4 Review: Ten Economic Questions for 2017

At the end of last year, I posted Ten Economic Questions for 2017. I followed up with a brief post on each question. The goal was to provide an overview of what I expected in 2017 (I don’t have a crystal ball, but I think it helps to outline what I think will happen...
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Schedule for Week of Dec 3, 2017

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Schedule for Week of Dec 3, 2017

The key report this week is the November employment report on Friday. Other key indicators include the October Trade deficit,  and the November ISM non-manufacturing index. —– Monday, Dec 4th —–No major economic releases scheduled. —– Tuesday, Dec 5th —–8:30 AM: Trade Balance report for October from the Census Bureau. This graph shows the...
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Schedule for Week of Nov 26, 2017

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Schedule for Week of Nov 26, 2017

The key economic reports this week are the second estimate of Q3 GDP, and New Home sales for October. Other key indicators include Case-Shiller house prices for September, the November ISM manufacturing index, and November auto sales. —– Monday, Nov 27th —–10:00 AM ET: New Home Sales for October from the Census Bureau. This...
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Schedule for Week of Nov 12, 2017

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Schedule for Week of Nov 12, 2017

The key economic reports this week are October housing starts, retail sales and the Consumer Price Index (CPI). For manufacturing, October industrial production, and the November New York Fed, Philly Fed and Kansas City Fed manufacturing surveys, will be released this week. —– Monday, Nov 13th —–No economic releases scheduled. —– Tuesday, Nov 14th...
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Schedule for Week of Oct 1, 2017

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Schedule for Week of Oct 1, 2017

The key report this week is the September employment report on Friday. Other key indicators include the September ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing indexes, September auto sales and the August Trade deficit. —– Monday, Oct 2nd —–Early: Reis Q3 2017 Mall Survey of rents and vacancy rates. 10:00 AM: ISM Manufacturing Index for September. The...
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Schedule for Week of Sept 17, 2017

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Schedule for Week of Sept 17, 2017

The key economic reports this week are August housing starts and existing home sales. For manufacturing, the Philly Fed manufacturing survey will be released this week. The FOMC meets this week and is expected to announce the reduction of the Fed’s balance sheet. —– Monday, Sept 18th —–10:00 AM: The September NAHB homebuilder survey....
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Schedule for Week of Sept 10, 2017

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Schedule for Week of Sept 10, 2017

The key economic reports this week are August retail sales and the Consumer Price Index (CPI). For manufacturing, August industrial production, and the September New York Fed manufacturing survey, will be released this week. —– Monday, Sept 11th —–No major economic releases scheduled. —– Tuesday, Sept 12th —–6:00 AM ET: NFIB Small Business Optimism...
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Mortgage Rates at 2017 Lows

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Mortgage Rates at 2017 Lows

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Little-Changed at 2017 Lows Mortgage rates didn’t move much today, despite plenty of strength in underlying bond markets.  This would normally coincide with lower rates, so what’s the deal? The main issue is timing.  Bond markets weakened yesterday afternoon.  This would imply higher rates, but most lenders...
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