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Retail Sales increased 0.4% in April

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Retail Sales increased 0.4% in April

On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.4 percent from March to April (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 4.5 percent from April 2016. From the Census Bureau report: Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for April 2017, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price...
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AIA: Architecture Billings Index increased in March

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AIA: Architecture Billings Index increased in March

Note: This index is a leading indicator primarily for new Commercial Real Estate (CRE) investment. From the AIA: Architecture Billings Index continues to strengthen The first quarter of the year ended on a positive note for the Architecture Billings Index (ABI).  As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate...
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ADP: Private Employment increased 246,000 in January

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ADP: Private Employment increased 246,000 in January

From ADP: Private sector employment increased by 246,000 jobs from December 2016 to January 2017 according to the January ADP National Employment Report®. … The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.…“The U.S. labor market is hitting on...
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Fannie Mae: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate increased in November

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Fannie Mae: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate increased in November

Fannie Mae reported today that the Single-Family Serious Delinquency rate increased to 1.23% in November, up from 1.21% in October. The serious delinquency rate is down from 1.58% in November 2015. These are mortgage loans that are “three monthly payments or more past due or in foreclosure”.  The Fannie Mae serious delinquency rate peaked...
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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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ISM Manufacturing index increased to 53.2 in June

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ISM Manufacturing index increased to 53.2 in June

The ISM manufacturing index indicated expansion for the fourth consecutive month in June, following five months of contraction. The PMI was at 53.2% in June, up from 51.3% in May. The employment index was at 50.4%, up from 49.2% in May, and the new orders index was at 57.0%, up from 55.7% in May....
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Kansas City Fed: Regional Manufacturing Activity “Increased Slightly” in June

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Kansas City Fed: Regional Manufacturing Activity “Increased Slightly” in June

From the Kansas City Fed: Tenth District Manufacturing Activity Increased Slightly The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released the June Manufacturing Survey today. According to Megan Williams, survey manager and associate economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the survey revealed that Tenth District manufacturing activity increased slightly. “Regional factory activity...
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ISM Non-Manufacturing Index increased to 55.7% in April

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ISM Non-Manufacturing Index increased to 55.7% in April

The April ISM Non-manufacturing index was at 55.7%, up from 54.5% in March. The employment index increased in April to 53.0%, up from 50.3% in March. Note: Above 50 indicates expansion, below 50 contraction. From the Institute for Supply Management:April 2016 Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in April...
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FNC: Residential Property Values increased 5.7% year-over-year in February

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FNC: Residential Property Values increased 5.7% year-over-year in February

In addition to Case-Shiller, and CoreLogic, I’m also watching the FNC, Zillow and several other house price indexes. FNC released their February 2016 index data.  FNC reported that their Residential Price Index™ (RPI) indicates that U.S. residential property values increased 0.1% from January to February (Composite 100 index, not seasonally adjusted).  The 10 city MSA...
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DOT: Vehicle Miles Driven increased 2.0% year-over-year in January

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DOT: Vehicle Miles Driven increased 2.0% year-over-year in January

The Department of Transportation (DOT) reported today: Travel on all roads and streets changed by 2.0% (4.8 billion vehicle miles) for January 2016 as compared with January 2015. Travel for the month is estimated to be 240.7 billion vehicle miles. The seasonally adjusted vehicle miles traveled for January 2016 is 264.3 billion miles, a...
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