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Earlier: Philly and NY Fed Manufacturing Surveys Showed Growth in February

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Earlier: Philly and NY Fed Manufacturing Surveys Showed Growth in February

Earlier from the NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Survey Business activity continued to expand in New York State, according to firms responding to the February 2018 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index fell five points to 13.1, suggesting a somewhat slower pace of growth than in January. … Labor market...
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Regional Fed Manufacturing Surveys for May and the ISM Index

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Regional Fed Manufacturing Surveys for May and the ISM Index

Earlier today the last two regional Fed surveys for May were released. As expected, the Dallas Fed was especially weak due primarily to weakness in the oil sector. From the Dallas Fed: Texas Manufacturing Activity Contracts Further Texas factory activity declined again in May, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook...
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Tuesday: Durable Goods, Case-Shiller House Prices, Richmond and Dallas Fed Mfg Surveys

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Tuesday: Durable Goods, Case-Shiller House Prices, Richmond and Dallas Fed Mfg Surveys

Tuesday:• At 8:30 AM ET, Durable Goods Orders for April from the Census Bureau. The consensus is for a 0.8% decrease in durable goods orders. • At 9:00 AM, the FHFA House Price Index for March. This was original a GSE only repeat sales, however there is also an expanded index. The consensus is...
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Wednesday: Markets Open, Chicago PMI, Delayed Surveys

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Wednesday: Markets Open, Chicago PMI, Delayed Surveys

US Markets will be open on Wednesday. Currently S&P 500 futures are up slightly. Wednesday: • At 7:00 AM ET, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the mortgage purchase applications index. • At 9:45 AM, the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index for October will be released. The consensus is for an increase to 51.0,...
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Mortgage interest rates increase in two nonagency surveys

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Mortgage interest rates increase in two nonagency surveys

Mortgage rates fell in two weekly surveys. The Bankrate national mortgage survey reported the interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at 4.58%, down from 4.62% a week prior, while a survey from LendingTree.com reported the rate at 4.55%. Freddie Mac reported Wednesday that the average rate for a 30-year FRM increased slightly to...
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Reconciling the Household and Payroll Surveys of Employment

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Reconciling the Household and Payroll Surveys of Employment

Every month the BLS puts out a report that discusses the difference between the household and establishment surveys: Employment from the BLS household and payroll surveys: summary of recent trends The Unemployment Rate comes from the Current Population Survey (CPS: commonly called the household survey), a monthly survey of about 60,000 households. The jobs...
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