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CAR: “California home sales moderate in March”

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CAR: “California home sales moderate in March”

The CAR reported: California home sales, median price moderate in March, C.A.R. reports The lowest interest rates in more than a year boosted California’s housing market and kept home sales level in March after an exceptionally strong performance the previous month, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today. Closed escrow sales of existing,...
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LA area Port Traffic Down Year-over-year in March

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LA area Port Traffic Down Year-over-year in March

Special note: The expansion to the Panama Canal was completed in 2016 (As I noted two years ago), and some of the traffic that used the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is probably going through the canal. This might be impacting TEUs on the West Coast. Container traffic gives us an idea...
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BEA: March Vehicles Sales at 17.5 Million SAAR

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BEA: March Vehicles Sales at 17.5 Million SAAR

The BEA released their estimate of March vehicle sales. The BEA estimated sales of 17.48 million SAAR in March 2019 (Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate), up 5.7% from the February sales rate, and up 1.4% from March 2018. With the strong sales in March, 2019 is averaging 16.9 million (average of seasonally adjusted rate), just...
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Schedule for Week of March 31, 2019

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Schedule for Week of March 31, 2019

The key reports scheduled for this week are the March employment report, February Retail Sales, March Auto Sales, and the ISM Manufacturing survey. Also, the Q1 quarterly Reis surveys for office and malls will be released this week. —– Monday, Apr 1st —–8:30 AM: Retail sales for February is scheduled to be released.  The...
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Schedule for Week of March 10, 2019

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Schedule for Week of March 10, 2019

The key reports this week are January New Home Sales, February CPI and January retail sales. For manufacturing, the February Industrial Production report and the March NY Fed manufacturing survey will be released. —– Monday, Mar 11th —–8:30 AM: Retail sales for January is scheduled to be released.  The consensus is for no change...
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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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