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Small Business Optimism Index decreased in October

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Small Business Optimism Index decreased in October

CR Note: Most of this survey is noise, but there is some information, especially on the labor market and the “Single Most Important Problem”. From the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB): October 2018 Report: Small Business Optimism Index The Optimism Index shed a modest 0.5 points, with slight declines in five components, no...
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Chicago Fed “Index Points to Steady Economic Growth in August”

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Chicago Fed “Index Points to Steady Economic Growth in August”

From the Chicago Fed: Index Points to Steady Economic Growth in August The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) was unchanged at +0.18 in August. Three of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index increased from July, and two of the four categories made positive contributions to the index in...
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Leading Index for Commercial Real Estate Increases in May

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Leading Index for Commercial Real Estate Increases in May

Note: This index is possibly a leading indicator for new non-residential Commercial Real Estate (CRE) investment, except manufacturing. From Dodge Data Analytics: Dodge Momentum Index Inches Up in May The Dodge Momentum Index eked out a small gain in May, moving 1.8% higher to 167.8 (2000=100) from the revised April reading of 164.9. The...
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Leading Index for Commercial Real Estate Increases in March

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Leading Index for Commercial Real Estate Increases in March

Note: This index is possibly a leading indicator for new non-residential Commercial Real Estate (CRE) investment, except manufacturing. From Dodge Data Analytics: Dodge Momentum Index Climbs in March The Dodge Momentum Index moved 6.1% higher in March, rising to 155.0 (2000=100) from the revised February reading of 146.0. The Momentum Index is a monthly...
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ISM Non-Manufacturing Index decreased to 58.8% in March

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ISM Non-Manufacturing Index decreased to 58.8% in March

The March ISM Non-manufacturing index was at 58.8%, down from 59.5% in February. The employment index increased in March to 56.6%, from 55.0%. Note: Above 50 indicates expansion, below 50 contraction. From the Institute for Supply Management: March 2018 Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® conomic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in March for...
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ISM Manufacturing index decreased to 59.3 in March

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ISM Manufacturing index decreased to 59.3 in March

The ISM manufacturing index indicated expansion in March. The PMI was at 59.3% in March, down from 60.8% in February. The employment index was at 57.3%, down from 59.7% last month, and the new orders index was at 61.9%, down from 64.2%. From the Institute for Supply Management: March 2018 Manufacturing ISM® Report On...
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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, ISM Mfg Index, Construction Spending, Vehicle Sales

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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, ISM Mfg Index, Construction Spending, Vehicle Sales

Thursday:• At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 235 thousand initial claims, up from 233 thousand the previous week. • At 10:00 AM, ISM Manufacturing Index for January. The consensus is for the ISM to decrease to 58.7.  The PMI was at 59.7% in...
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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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