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Tuesday: Fed Chair Powell Panel Discussion, Job Openings, Small Business Confidence

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Tuesday: Fed Chair Powell Panel Discussion, Job Openings, Small Business Confidence

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Still Waiting to Make a Move Mortgage rates have been exceptionally sideways for nearly 2 weeks now–this after hitting the highest levels in more than 4 years on April 25th. emphasis added Tuesday:• At 3:15 AM ET, Panel Discussion, Fed Chair Jerome...
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NAHB: Builder Confidence increased to 70 in December

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NAHB: Builder Confidence increased to 70 in December

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported the housing market index (HMI) was at 70 in December, up from 63 in November. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor. From the NAHB: Builder Confidence Closes Year on a High Note Builder confidence in the market...
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Tuesday: CPI, Homebuilder Confidence

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Tuesday: CPI, Homebuilder Confidence

Along with CPI, the BLS will release CPI-W, the Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2017, the contribution base, and the National Average Wage Index. I expect COLA to be slightly positive, and for a fairly significant increase in the contribution base. Tuesday:• At 8:30 AM ET, the Consumer Price Index for September from the BLS....
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NAHB: Builder Confidence declines to 59 in July

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NAHB: Builder Confidence declines to 59 in July

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported the housing market index (HMI) was at 59 in July, down from 60 in June. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor. From the NAHB: Builder Confidence Holds Firm in July Builder confidence in the market for newly...
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NAHB: Builder Confidence unchanged at 58 in March

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NAHB: Builder Confidence unchanged at 58 in March

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported the housing market index (HMI) was at 58 in March, unchanged from 58 in February. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor. From the NAHB: Builder Confidence Holds Steady in March uilder confidence in the market for newly-built...
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Tuesday: Small Business Confidence, Job Openings

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Tuesday: Small Business Confidence, Job Openings

From the Boston Globe: Gasoline prices slide even lower in Mass. Gasoline prices fell for the ninth consecutive week in Massachusetts, tumbling to an average of .77 a gallon on Monday, according to AAA Northeast. …It remains unclear whether prices have hit rock-bottom, as crude oil and gasoline inventories remain high. Last year around...
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NAHB: Builder Confidence decreased to 54 in May

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NAHB: Builder Confidence decreased to 54 in May

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported the housing market index (HMI) was at 54 in May, down from 56 in April. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor. From the NAHB: Builder Confidence Falls Two Points in May Builder confidence in the market for...
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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, CPI, Philly Fed Mfg Survey, Homebuilder Confidence

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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, CPI, Philly Fed Mfg Survey, Homebuilder Confidence

Comment: Extending emergency unemployment benefits has always been a non-partisan issue when so many Americans are unemployed – especially when so many have been unemployed for a long period. Extending the benefits should happen immediately. This is good policy, good economics – and has always received the support of both parties.  Hopefully this will...
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Wednesday: Beige Book, Homebuilder Confidence, Tar and Feathers

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Wednesday: Beige Book, Homebuilder Confidence, Tar and Feathers

Note: The action in the House today was a side show for political purposes only. The real action is in the Senate, and I expect an agreement to be reached soon. From the NY Times: Conservatives and Moderates Close to Open Revolt On the brink of a historic default, House Republicans on Tuesday put...
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Tuesday: CPI, Homebuilder Confidence

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Tuesday: CPI, Homebuilder Confidence

From the NY Times: Push for Yellen To Lead at Fed Gathers Steam Janet L. Yellen told friends in recent weeks that she did not expect to be nominated as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve. Although she had been the Fed’s vice chairman since 2010 and would make history as the first...
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