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Retail Sales increased 0.4% in April

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Retail Sales increased 0.4% in April

On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.4 percent from March to April (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 4.5 percent from April 2016. From the Census Bureau report: Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for April 2017, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price...
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Wednesday: FOMC Meeting, Retail Sales, CPI, Homebuilder Survey and More

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Wednesday: FOMC Meeting, Retail Sales, CPI, Homebuilder Survey and More

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index. • At 8:30 AM, Retail sales for February will be released.  The consensus is for 0.2% increase in retail sales in February. • Also at 8:30 AM, The Consumer Price Index for February from...
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Friday: Retail Sales, PPI, Yellen

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Friday: Retail Sales, PPI, Yellen

Friday:• At 8:30 AM ET, The Producer Price Index for September from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.2% increase in prices, and a 0.1% increase in core PPI. • Also at 8:30 AM, Retail sales for September will be released.  The consensus is for 0.6% increase in retail sales in September. •...
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Thursday: Retail Sales, Industrial Production, Unemployment Claims and More

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Thursday: Retail Sales, Industrial Production, Unemployment Claims and More

Thursday:• At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 265 thousand initial claims, up from 259 thousand the previous week. • Also at 8:30 AM, Retail sales for August will be released.  The consensus is for no change in retail sales in August. • Also...
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Retail Sales decreased 0.1% in February

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Retail Sales decreased 0.1% in February

On a monthly basis, retail sales were down 0.1% from January to February (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 3.1% from February 2015. From the Census Bureau report: The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for February, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day...
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Thursday: Retail Sales, Unemployment Claims, Q3 Flow of Funds

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Thursday: Retail Sales, Unemployment Claims, Q3 Flow of Funds

Big stories today: Falling oil prices, possible budget deal, and Q3 GDP likely to be revised up. On oil prices, from the WSJ: Oil Prices Tumble Amid Global Supply Glut The benchmark U.S. oil price slid 4.5% to .94 a barrel, the lowest level since July 2009 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It...
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Friday: Retail Sales, Consumer Sentiment, Q3 National Mortgage Delinquency Survey

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Friday: Retail Sales, Consumer Sentiment, Q3 National Mortgage Delinquency Survey

One of the keys in the retail sales report will be sales ex-gasoline. From the WSJ: On Your Shopping List: Three Things to Watch in the Retail Sales Report onsider retail performance excluding gasoline stations. Retail sales are reported nominally and gas prices have plummeted since June. That means a clearer picture of the...
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Friday: Retail Sales, PPI, Consumer sentiment

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Friday: Retail Sales, PPI, Consumer sentiment

Off topic: Elvis has left the building … from the LA Times: NASA confirms Voyager 1 has left the solar system NASA confirmed Thursday that after 36 years of space travel and months of heated debate among scientists, Voyager 1 has indeed left our solar system and had entered interstellar space more than a...
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Thursday: Retail Sales, Weekly Unemployment Claims

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Thursday: Retail Sales, Weekly Unemployment Claims

First, here is a price index for commercial real estate that I follow. From CoStar: Commercial Real Estate Prices Shake Off Effects of First Quarter Seasonal Slowdown with Strong Showing in April COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PRICE RECOVERY REGAINED MOMENTUM IN APRIL: As the effects of the first quarter seasonal slowdown in investment activity subsided,...
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Monday: Retail Sales

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Monday: Retail Sales

Monday economic releases: • At 8:30 AM ET, Retail sales for April will be released. The consensus is for retail sales to decline 0.3% in April, and to decline 0.1% ex-autos. Note: Some of the decline will be due to lower gasoline prices. • At 10:00 AM, Manufacturing and Trade: Inventories and Sales (business...
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