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September Income and Spending, Chicago PMI

No Tricks in the Income and Spending Report, Just Treats U.S. Personal Income increased by 0.3 percent in September. After inflation and taxes, Real Disposable Income was unchanged for the second month in a row. Nominal Consumer Spending increased by … Continue reading

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2016Q3 GDP, Sept. Durable Goods Orders, Oct. UI Claims

Q3 GDP Bounces Back on Inventory Build and Exports Real Gross Domestic Product for 2016Q3 increased at a moderate 2.9 percent annual rate. New Orders for Durable Goods were essentially unchanged, dipping by 0.1 percent in September. Initial Claims for … Continue reading

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September Residential Construction

Starts Stop, Permits Perk Up September Housing Starts unexpectedly fell by 9.0 percent to a 1,047,000 unit annual rate. Permits for new residential construction gained 6.3 percent to a 1,225,000 unit pace in September. Housing starts unexpectedly fell by 9.0 … Continue reading

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September Consumer Prices, Industrial Production, October NAHB Survey

Higher Energy Prices Warm Up the CPI The September Consumer Price Index increased by 0.3 percent as energy prices climbed. The September Core CPI increased by 0.1 percent, and was up 2.2 percent over the previous 12 months. September Industrial … Continue reading

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September U.S. Employment

 Mildly Disappointing Data Will Quickly Lose Relevancy Payroll Employment increased by 156,000 jobs in September, continuing a slight downward trend. The Unemployment Rate for September ticked up to 5.0 percent. Average Hourly Earnings increased by a moderate 0.2 percent. Average … Continue reading

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September ISM Manufacturing, August Construction Spending

  Firmer Manufacturing Data, Maybe The ISM Manufacturing Index for September increased to an expansive 51.5 percent. Construction Spending decreased by 0.7 percent in August with broad-based declines. The ISM Manufacturing Index for September ticked back up above the break-even … Continue reading

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August New Home Sales

Sales Dip in August but Trend Looks Good New Home Sales decreased by 7.6 percent in August to a 609,000 unit annual rate. The Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey improved in September. The worst may be over in the oil patch. … Continue reading

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August Leading Indicators, Existing Home Sales, September UI Claims

Muddling Along The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index for August decreased by 0.2 percent. Existing Home Sales for August decreased by 0.9 percent to a 5.33 million unit annual rate. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance fell by 8,000 for the … Continue reading

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August U.S. Employment, July International Trade

Job Growth Weaker Than Expected, Odds of September Fed Funds Rate Hike Diminish Payroll Employment increased by 151,000 jobs in August, stepping down from strong gains in June/July. The Unemployment Rate for August was steady at 4.9 percent. Average Hourly … Continue reading

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August ADP Jobs, Case-Shiller House Prices

Moderate Job Gains for August May not be Enough for a September Fed Rate Hike The August ADP Employment Report showed a gain of 177,000 private-sector jobs for the month. The Case-Shiller U.S. National House Price Index for June was … Continue reading

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