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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Philly Fed Mfg, Industrial Production, Homebuilder Survey

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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Philly Fed Mfg, Industrial Production, Homebuilder Survey

Earlier from the NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Survey: General Business Conditions Index Fell Eleven Points Business activity continued to grow strongly in New York State, according to firms responding to the November 2017 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. Though the headline general business conditions index fell eleven points from the multiyear high it reached...
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Tuesday: Homebuilder Survey

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Tuesday: Homebuilder Survey

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Higher Despite Friendly Market Movement Mortgage rates are largely dictated by movements in bond markets–specifically mortgage-backed securities (MBS).  When bonds improve, prices rise and investors are willing to pay more to buy loans.  This results in rates moving lower.  In other words, bond market improvement =...
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Wednesday: FOMC Meeting, Retail Sales, CPI, Homebuilder Survey and More

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Wednesday: FOMC Meeting, Retail Sales, CPI, Homebuilder Survey and More

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index. • At 8:30 AM, Retail sales for February will be released.  The consensus is for 0.2% increase in retail sales in February. • Also at 8:30 AM, The Consumer Price Index for February from...
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Wednesday: CPI, Industrial Production, Homebuilder Survey, Beige Book, Yellen Speech

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Wednesday: CPI, Industrial Production, Homebuilder Survey, Beige Book, Yellen Speech

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Back Near 2-Month Lows Mortgage rates moved lower today, generally recovering the losses seen last Friday. This brings many lenders back in line with the lowest levels since November 17th, although last Wednesday (Jan 11) was slightly better on average. There hasn’t been enough volatility...
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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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Wednesday: CPI, Homebuilder Survey

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Wednesday: CPI, Homebuilder Survey

From Tim Duy at Bloomberg: Why the Fed Is Likely to Stand Pat This Week Bottom Line: The Federal Reserve is looking for a time with minimal downside risks to raise interest rates. The wavering global economy is likely creating enough downside risk to defer that first hike to a later meeting. But the...
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Monday: Industrial Production, NY Fed Mfg Survey, Homebuilder Survey

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Monday: Industrial Production, NY Fed Mfg Survey, Homebuilder Survey

From the WSJ: Fed Likely to Stare Down Oil-Price Drop Falling oil prices are a boost to the U.S. consumer. But lower prices also are putting downward pressure on already low inflation, potentially moving the nation further away from the Fed’s objective of 2% annual increases in consumer prices. If Ms. Yellen and her...
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Tuesday: Homebuilder survey, PPI

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Tuesday: Homebuilder survey, PPI

Some excellent research from the NY Fed Liberty Street Economics: Measuring Labor Market Slack: Are the Long-Term Unemployed Different?. The conclusion: e find that long-term unemployed workers are not less attached to the labor market than short-term unemployed workers. If anything, the long-term unemployed group has the largest share of prime-age workers, the age...
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Thursday: Industrial Production, Unemployment Claims, Homebuilder Survey, Philly Fed Mfg Survey

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Thursday: Industrial Production, Unemployment Claims, Homebuilder Survey, Philly Fed Mfg Survey

Just a highlight of a few prices … Brent oil futures are down to .78 per barrel, down from 0 a year ago. National gasoline prices are down to .18 per gallon and under .00 in many states.  This is down from .35 per gallon a year ago.   If oil prices stay at...
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Wednesday: Yellen, Industrial Production, PPI, Beige Book, Homebuilder Survey

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Wednesday: Yellen, Industrial Production, PPI, Beige Book, Homebuilder Survey

For enjoyment, some thoughts from Paul Krugman on Life Without Cars. I’ve been thinking about “IT-mediated car services” combined with self-driving cars. I agree with Krugman’s points, but what does this mean for real estate and housing? How about no home garages? (I dislike big ugly home garages at the front of homes –...
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