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Update: For Fun, Stock Market as Barometer of Policy Success

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Update: For Fun, Stock Market as Barometer of Policy Success

By request, here is an update to the chart showing market performance under Presidents Trump and Obama. Note: I don’t think the stock market is a great measure of policy performance, but some people do – and I’m having a little fun with them. There are some observers who think the stock market is...
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Market Update

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Market Update

Friday:• At 10:00 AM, University of Michigan’s Consumer sentiment index (preliminary for February). The consensus is for a reading of 99.5, down from 99.9 in January. Click on graph for larger image. By request – following the market sell off today – here is a stock market graph. This graph shows the S&P 500...
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Update: For Fun, Stock Market as Barometer of Policy Success

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Update: For Fun, Stock Market as Barometer of Policy Success

Note: This is a repeat of a June post with updated statistics and graph. There are a number of observers who think the stock market is the key barometer of policy success.  My view is there are many measures of success - and that the economy needs to work well for a majority of the people...
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Yellen: “Strongest job market in nearly a decade”

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Yellen: “Strongest job market in nearly a decade”

From Fed Chair Janet Yellen: Commencement Remarks The short version of what I have to say is that while I expect workers will continue to face some challenges in the coming years, I believe, for two reasons, that the job prospects and career opportunities for new graduates at this time are very good. First,...
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Brad Hunter: The 2017 Housing Market Forecast

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Brad Hunter: The 2017 Housing Market Forecast

From Brad Hunter (formerly of MetroStudy) at HomeAdvisor: The 2017 Housing Market Forecast The 2017 housing outlook is one of diverging trends. HomeAdvisor’s forecast calls for single-family housing to rise at a rate similar to the 2016 rate, but for multifamily construction (apartments and condos) to fall, as the recent apartment boom finally winds...
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Market Update: Happy New Year!

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Market Update: Happy New Year!

Click on graph for larger image. By request – following the huge market rally in 2013 – here are a couple of stock market graphs. The first graph shows the S&P 500 since 1990 (this excludes dividends). The dashed line is the closing price today. The market was up 29.6% in 2013 plus dividends....
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NAHB: Builder Confidence improves in the 55+ Housing Market in Q2

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NAHB: Builder Confidence improves in the 55+ Housing Market in Q2

This is a quarterly index from the the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and is similar to the overall housing market index (HMI). The NAHB started this index in Q4 2008, so the readings have been very low.  This is the first ever reading above 50. From the NAHB: Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market...
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NMHC Survey: Apartment Market Conditions Tighten slightly in July

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NMHC Survey: Apartment Market Conditions Tighten slightly in July

From the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC): Second Quarter Apartment Markets Mixed in Latest NMHC Survey While demand for apartment homes remained strong, rising interest rates exerted negative pressure on the industry’s ability to secure debt financing according to the National Multi Housing Council’s (NMHC) July Quarterly Survey of Apartment Market Conditions. Only the...
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Goldman FOMC Preview: “Calming the Market”

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Goldman FOMC Preview: “Calming the Market”

A short excerpt from a research note by Jan Hatzius and Sven Jari Stehn at Goldman Sachs: FOMC Preview: Calming the Market The economic data have improved a bit since the last FOMC meeting … But the improvement has been far from “substantial.” Growth remains in the sluggish 1-3% range … and jobs gains...
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NAHB: Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Increases in Q3

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NAHB: Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Increases in Q3

This is a quarterly index from the the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and is similar to the overall housing market index (HMI). The NAHB started this index in Q4 2008, so all readings are very low. From the NAHB: Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Continues to Improve in the Third...
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