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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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Monday: Personal Income and Outlays, Pending Home Sales

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Monday: Personal Income and Outlays, Pending Home Sales

This immigration program has really boosted sales in certain California and New York areas, from the WSJ: U.S. Immigration Program for Foreign Investors Sees Demand Surge The program, known as EB-5, received applications from 17,691 investors in 2015, up from 11,744 in 2014 and 6,554 in 2013, according to figures released last week by...
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Wednesday: New Home Sales, Durable Goods, Personal Income and Outlays and More

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Wednesday: New Home Sales, Durable Goods, Personal Income and Outlays and More

From Matt Busigin at Macrofugue: US Recession Callers Are Embarrassing Themselves Through a combination of quackery, charlatanism, and inadequate utilisation of mathematics, callers for US recession in 2016 are embarrassing themselves. Again. The most prominent reason for recession calling may well be the Institute of Supply Management’s Manufacturing Purchasing Manager Index. The problem with...
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BEA: Personal Income increased 0.2% in September, Core PCE prices up 1.5% year-over-year

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BEA: Personal Income increased 0.2% in September, Core PCE prices up 1.5% year-over-year

The BEA released the Personal Income and Outlays report for September: Personal income increased .7 billion, or 0.2 percent … in September, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) decreased .0 billion, or 0.2 percent.…Real PCE — PCE adjusted to remove price changes — decreased 0.2 percent in September, in...
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Monday: Personal Income and Outlays, Pending Home Sales

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Monday: Personal Income and Outlays, Pending Home Sales

From CNBC: Bill Clinton: I know why US incomes are stagnant “Median income hasn’t gone up for three reasons,” Clinton said. “One is the labor markets aren’t tight enough, and we haven’t raised the minimum wage as we should. And the second reason is we haven’t changed the job mix enough, to raise the...
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Friday: Personal Income and Outlays, Chicago PMI, Consumer Sentiment

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Friday: Personal Income and Outlays, Chicago PMI, Consumer Sentiment

Friday:• At 8:30 AM ET, Personal Income and Outlays for July. The consensus is for a 0.3% increase in personal income, and for a 0.1% increase in personal spending. And for the Core PCE price index to increase 0.2%. • At 9:45 AM, the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index for August. The consensus is for...
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Friday: Employment Report, Personal Income and Outlays, Consumer Sentiment

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Friday: Employment Report, Personal Income and Outlays, Consumer Sentiment

Last year I spoke to some builders who were concerned about a shortage of lots in prime areas. Here are two deals from Carolyn Said at the San Francisco Chronicle: Toll Brothers buys Shapell’s homebuilding business ome builder Toll Brothers agreed to pay Shapell Industries .6 billion for its homebuilding business, primarily consisting of...
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Friday: Personal Income and Outlays, ISM Mfg Index, Construction Spending, Auto Sales, Consumer sentiment

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Friday: Personal Income and Outlays, ISM Mfg Index, Construction Spending, Auto Sales, Consumer sentiment

There are several key economic releases on Friday. First, the Personal Income and Outlays report for January will be released. This will give some idea of how consumer spending is holding up following the payroll tax increase at the beginning of the year. Note that Personal Income will be off sharply in January since...
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Thursday: Initial Unemployment Claims, Personal Income and Outlays, Chicago PMI

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Thursday: Initial Unemployment Claims, Personal Income and Outlays, Chicago PMI

In general the media covered the GDP report correctly. Even though the headline number was slightly negative, the underlying details were in line with expectations (except the sharp drop in Federal government spending for defense). As an example, from the NY Times: Economy Contracted Unexpectedly in Fourth Quarter The drop in gross domestic product...
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Monday: Personal Income and Spending, Senior Loan Officer Survey

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Monday: Personal Income and Spending, Senior Loan Officer Survey

UPDATE: US Markets closed on Monday. From NBC abd Reuters: NYSE and Nasdaq to close on Monday due to Hurricane Sandy U.S. stock trading will be closed on Monday and possibly Tuesday in response to Hurricane Sandy, NYSE Euronext said late on Sunday. NYSE Euronext, which runs the New York Stock Exchange, had previously...
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