Monthly Archives: July 2013

June’s new and existing home sales and advance report on durable goods

two of the widely watched reports this week were on June sales of houses…the first we’ll look at is on sales of previously owned homes from data provided by National Association of Realtors (NAR) and is based on home sales … Continue reading

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NAR June home price graphic

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June reports on retail sales, consumer prices, industrial production, and new housing starts

this week saw the release of reports on June retail sales and industrial production, both of which are tracked by the NBER business cycle dating committee, who make the official calls on US recessions…real retail sales, adjusted for inflation with … Continue reading

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June 20th retail table

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May’s consumer credit, LPS Mortgage Monitor, and JOLTS

it’s been a relatively slow week for economic releases, with only reports on wholesale inventories and prices and an almost unchanged report on May job openings reported, in addition to the regular weekly releases, which can be quite noisy…however, there … Continue reading

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graphics, week ending July 13

May G19 table 2 excerpt: May LPS: days delinquent & in foreclosure (table): delinquent & foreclosure monthly: days seriously delinquent & in foreclosure (chart): states non-current: change from peak by product type: non-current by year of origination:

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obamacare unraveling, June’s jobs and ISM reports, May’s trade deficit and factory orders

in a move that surprised even White House insiders, the administration announced on Tuesday that they would delay until 2015 implementation of a key part of Obamacare known as the employer mandate; this is the requirement of the law that … Continue reading

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