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NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Activity indicates faster expansion in January

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NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Activity indicates faster expansion in January

From the NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Survey The January 2014 Empire State Manufacturing Survey indicates that business activity expanded for New York manufacturers, and did so at a faster pace than in recent months. The general business conditions index rose ten points to 12.5, its highest level in more than a year. The...
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Chemical Activity Barometer for September Suggests Economic Activity Increasing

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Chemical Activity Barometer for September Suggests Economic Activity Increasing

This is a new indicator that I’m following that appears to be a leading indicator for the economy. From the American Chemistry Council: Leading Economic Indicator at Highest Since June 2008; Hints at Potential Upside Surprises for U.S. Economy The U.S. economy continues to improve, with forecasts now suggesting economic expansion into 2015, according...
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Earlier: Chicago Fed National Activity Index improves, Kansas City Fed Mfg Survey shows contraction

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Earlier: Chicago Fed National Activity Index improves, Kansas City Fed Mfg Survey shows contraction

A couple of reports from earlier this morning: • The Chicago Fed released the national activity index (a composite index of other indicators): Economic Activity Increased in November Led by improvements in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) increased to +0.10 in November from –0.64 in October. Two of the four...
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Low Mortgage Rates and Refinance Activity

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Low Mortgage Rates and Refinance Activity

Freddie Mac reported earlier today: Mortgage Rates Near Record Lows As Home Construction Builds Up Steam Freddie Mac today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing fixed mortgage rates edging slightly lower with the 30-year fixed averaging 3.37 percent, just above its all-time record low of 3.36 percent, and the...
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MBA: Mortgage Purchase activity highest since June

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MBA: Mortgage Purchase activity highest since June

From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey The Refinance Index decreased 2 percent from the previous week. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index increased 2 percent from one week earlier. “Refinance applications declined somewhat last week although volume is still near three-year highs, and purchase applications increased to the highest level...
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Monday: Chicago Fed National Activity Index

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Monday: Chicago Fed National Activity Index

First, from the Financial Times on “open-ended QE”: Bleak jobs outlook raises heat on Fed In an interview with the Financial Times, forecast that unless “further action” was taken, there would be a lack of progress in boosting the jobs market … He added that there would also...
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RealtyTrac: Foreclosure activity declined in April

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RealtyTrac: Foreclosure activity declined in April

This was released earlier this morning by RealtyTrac: U.S. Foreclosure Activity Shifts Eastward in April RealtyTrac® … today released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for April 2012, which shows foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 188,780 U.S. properties in April, the lowest monthly total since July...
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MBA: Mortgage Applications decrease, Refinance activity increases

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MBA: Mortgage Applications decrease, Refinance activity increases

Form the MBA: Refinance Applications Up, Purchase Applications Down in Latest MBA Weekly Survey The Refinance Index increased 13.5 percent from the previous week. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased 11.2 percent from one week earlier. … The refinance share of mortgage activity increased to 75.2 percent of total applications from 70.5 percent the...
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RealtyTrac: Q1 2012 Foreclosure Activity Lowest Since Q4 2007

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RealtyTrac: Q1 2012 Foreclosure Activity Lowest Since Q4 2007

From RealtyTrac: Q1 2012 Foreclosure Activity Lowest Since Q4 2007 RealtyTrac … today released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for the first quarter of 2012, which shows foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 572,928 properties during the quarter, down 2 percent from the previous quarter and...
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Mortgage applications grow on refinancing activity

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Mortgage applications grow on refinancing activity

Mortgage applications rose 4% this past week as home refinancing activity grew and interest rates dropped. For the week ending April 29, the MBA's market composite index – a measure of mortgage loan application volume – grew 4% on a seasonally adjusted basis, while the refinance index increased 6%. The four-week moving average for...
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