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Wednesday: Trade Deficit, ISM non-Mfg Index, Employment Preliminary Benchmark Revision

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Wednesday: Trade Deficit, ISM non-Mfg Index, Employment Preliminary Benchmark Revision

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Back in Line With 2017 Lows Mortgage rates moved lower today on a combination of factors.  Chief among these were headlines over the weekend concerning more North Korean weapons testing–specifically, a detonation of its largest bomb ever on Sunday followed by reports from South Korea of another...
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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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Zillow Forecast: “Case-Shiller national index is forecast to grow 6 percent year-over-year” in February

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Zillow Forecast: “Case-Shiller national index is forecast to grow 6 percent year-over-year” in February

The Case-Shiller house price indexes for January were released yesterday. Zillow forecasts Case-Shiller a month early, and I like to check the Zillow forecasts since they have been pretty close. From Zillow: February Case-Shiller Forecast: Year-Over-Year Price Gains to Continue Annual gains in the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price indices are expected to maintain their...
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Leading Index for Commercial Real Estate Increases in February

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Leading Index for Commercial Real Estate Increases in February

Note: This index is a leading indicator for new non-residential Commercial Real Estate (CRE) investment, except manufacturing. From Dodge Data Analytics: Dodge Momentum Index Increases in February The Dodge Momentum Index rose 1.6% in February to 144.0 (2000=100) from its revised January reading of 141.7. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the...
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Zillow Forecast on Case-Shiller Index: “Expect a (Very) Modest Slowdown” in November

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Zillow Forecast on Case-Shiller Index: “Expect a (Very) Modest Slowdown” in November

The Case-Shiller house price indexes for October were released this morning. Zillow forecasts Case-Shiller a month early, and I like to check the Zillow forecasts since they have been pretty close. From Zillow: November Case-Shiller Forecast: Expect a (Very) Modest Slowdown After several months in a row of accelerating growth in U.S. home prices, the...
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AIA: Architecture Billings Index indicates “small gain” in November

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AIA: Architecture Billings Index indicates “small gain” in November

Note: This index is a leading indicator primarily for new Commercial Real Estate (CRE) investment. From the AIA: Architecture Billings Index ekes out another small gain Coming off a modest increase after two consecutive months of contraction, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded another small increase in demand for design services. As a leading...
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NFIB: Small Business Optimism Index increases in November

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NFIB: Small Business Optimism Index increases in November

From the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB): Small Business Optimism Soars Post Election The full November index, calculated as it is every month, improved 3.5 points to 98.4, which is just above the 42-year average and only the third time since 2007 that it has broken into above average territory. Plans to hire...
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Leading Index for Commercial Real Estate “stumbles” in September

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Leading Index for Commercial Real Estate “stumbles” in September

Note: This index is a leading indicator for new non-residential Commercial Real Estate (CRE) investment, except manufacturing. From Dodge Data & Analytics: Dodge Momentum Index Stumbles in September The Dodge Momentum Index fell 4.3% in September to 129.0 from its revised August reading of 134.8 (2000=100). The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of...
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ISM Non-Manufacturing Index decreased to 51.4% in August

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ISM Non-Manufacturing Index decreased to 51.4% in August

The August ISM Non-manufacturing index was at 51.4%, down from 55.5% in July. The employment index decreased in August to 50.7%, down from 51.4% in July. Note: Above 50 indicates expansion, below 50 contraction. From the Institute for Supply Management:August 2016 Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in August...
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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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