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Preview of July Employment Report

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Preview of July Employment Report

On Friday at 8:30 AM ET, the BLS will release the employment report for July. The consensus, according to Bloomberg, is for an increase of 185,000 non-farm payroll jobs in July (with a range of estimates between 150,000 to 215,000, and for the unemployment rate to decrease to 4.8%. The BLS reported 287,000 jobs...
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Tuesday: Personal Income & Outlays, July Auto Sales

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Tuesday: Personal Income & Outlays, July Auto Sales

Tuesday:• At 8:30 AM ET: Personal Income and Outlays for June. The consensus is for a 0.3% increase in personal income, and for a 0.3% increase in personal spending. And for the Core PCE price index to increase 0.1%. • All day: Light vehicle sales for July. The consensus is for light vehicle sales...
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rates declined in June, Lowest since July 2008

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rates declined in June, Lowest since July 2008

Freddie Mac reported that the Single-Family serious delinquency rate decreased in June to 1.08% from 1.11% in May.  Freddie’s rate is down from 1.53% in June 2015. This is the lowest rate since July 2008. Freddie’s serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 4.20%. These are mortgage loans that are “three monthly payments...
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Vehicle Sales Forecast: Sales to be Over 17 Million SAAR in July

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Vehicle Sales Forecast: Sales to be Over 17 Million SAAR in July

The automakers will report July vehicle sales on Tuesday, Aug 2nd. Note:  There were 26 selling days in July, the same as in July 2015. From WardsAuto: Forecast: July Sales to Return to 17 Million SAAR Trend A WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. light-vehicle sales to reach a 17.6 million-unit seasonally adjusted annual rate...
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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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Schedule for Week of July 17, 2016

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Schedule for Week of July 17, 2016

The key economic reports this week are June housing starts, and June Existing Home Sales. For manufacturing, the July Philly Fed manufacturing survey will be released this week. —– Monday, July 18th —–10:00 AM: The July NAHB homebuilder survey. The consensus is for a reading of  61, up from 60 in June.  Any number...
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Schedule for Week of July 10, 2016

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Schedule for Week of July 10, 2016

The key economic reports this week are Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index (CPI) on Friday. For manufacturing, Industrial Production, and the July New York Fed manufacturing survey, will be released this week. —– Monday, July 11th —–10:00 AM ET: The Fed will release the monthly Labor Market Conditions Index (LMCI). —– Tuesday,...
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AIA: Architecture Billings Index indicated expansion in July

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AIA: Architecture Billings Index indicated expansion in July

This was released last week while I was on vacation. Note: This index is a leading indicator primarily for new Commercial Real Estate (CRE) investment. From the AIA: Architecture Firm Billings Continued to Rise in July Business conditions at U.S. architecture firms continued to improve in July. While the pace of growth of architecture...
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Black Knight’s First Look at July: Foreclosure Inventory at Lowest Level Since 2007

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Black Knight’s First Look at July: Foreclosure Inventory at Lowest Level Since 2007

From Black Knight: Black Knight Financial Services’ First Look at July Mortgage Data: Foreclosure Inventory Down 24 Percent Year-Over-Year; Lowest Level Since 2007 According to Black Knight’s First Look report for July, the percent of loans delinquent decreased 2% in July compared to June, and declined 16.5% year-over-year. The percent of loans in the...
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July 2015: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 290 Institutions

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July 2015: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 290 Institutions

This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources. Here is the unofficial problem bank list for July 2015. Changes and comments from surferdude808: Update on the Unofficial Problem Bank List for July 2015. During the month, the list fell from 309 institutions to 290 after 20 removals and one...
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