Monthly Archives: January 2014

the intergenerational mobility kerfuffle; December existing homes sales

there really weren’t any important economic releases this past week….the most widely covered report, on existing home sales from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), may be important to those involved in the real estate trade and to those financial … Continue reading

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Jan 25 graphics

December existing home sales price pie: NY times income mobility map:

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December retail sales and consumer prices and their impact on 4th quarter GDP; November Mortgage Monitor

this week we’ll start by looking at the Advance Monthly Retail Sales Report for December from the Census Bureau, which estimated that our total seasonally adjusted retail and food services sales were at $431.9 billion, which would be 0.2 percent … Continue reading

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December retail sales & November LPS graphics

December retail, revised, and the quarter: pie graph from Robert Oak at the economic populist: CPI components pie from doug short: historical foreclosures and delinquencies: 12 month history : 12 month delinquency summary: non-current mortgages state map: foreclosure starts and … Continue reading

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December employment summary and November international trade

there isn’t much good to be said about the two December employment reports released by the BLS on Friday….against a median forecast of 200,000 new jobs, the establishment survey from Friday’s employment summary indicated just 74,000 jobs were added in … Continue reading

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November trade graphics

A visual summary from Bloomberg:   The second graph shows the U.S. trade deficit, with and without petroleum, through November, from Calculated Risk:    The blue line is the total deficit, and the black line is the petroleum deficit, and … Continue reading

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November construction spending, October Case-Shiller home prices, December manufacturing PMI

it’s been a fairly slow week for economic news releases…the December unemployment report, which would have typically been released on the first Friday of January, was rescheduled to be released on the 10th, and the GDP revision, usually at the … Continue reading

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