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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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A Few Comments on March Existing Home Sales

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A Few Comments on March Existing Home Sales

Earlier: NAR: “Existing-Home Sales Jumped 4.4% in March” A few key points: 1) As usual, housing economist Tom Lawler’s forecast was closer to the NAR report than the consensus.  See: Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in March “I project that US existing home sales as estimated by the National Association of Realtors...
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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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March 2016: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 151 Institutions, Q1 2017 Transition Matrix

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March 2016: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 151 Institutions, Q1 2017 Transition Matrix

Note: Surferdude808 compiles an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources.  Here are the monthly changes and a few comments from surferdude808: Update on the Unofficial Problem Bank List for March 2017.  During the month, the list declined slightly from 155 institutions to 151 after five removals and one addition.  Assets...
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Merrill on the March FOMC Meeting

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Merrill on the March FOMC Meeting

A few excerpts from a research note from Merrill Lynch: The markets listened to the chorus of Fed officials and are now pricing in near certainty of a hike. With the rate decision on 15 March likely to be a non-event, attention turns to the Summary of Economic Projections and the press conference. We...
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Merrill on Possible March Fed Hike

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Merrill on Possible March Fed Hike

Expectations of a March rate hike have increased significantly over the last few days. Some market based measures now show an 80%+ chance of a rate hike. A few excerpts from Merrill Lynch research: The market has moved dramatically in the past two days to price in a hike at the March meeting. This...
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Fannie Mae: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate declined in March, Lowest since June 2008

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Fannie Mae: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate declined in March, Lowest since June 2008

Fannie Mae reported today that the Single-Family Serious Delinquency rate declined in March to 1.44%, down from 1.52% in February. The serious delinquency rate is down from 1.78% in March 2015. This is the lowest rate since June 2008. The Fannie Mae serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 5.59%. Note: These are...
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Schedule for Week of March 20, 2016

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Schedule for Week of March 20, 2016

The key reports this week are the third estimate of Q4 GDP, and February Existing and New Home sales. —– Monday, March 21st —–8:30 AM ET: Chicago Fed National Activity Index for February. This is a composite index of other data. 10:00 AM: Existing Home Sales for February from the National Association of Realtors (NAR)....
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