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University of Michigan Consumer Confidence slipped in May to 98.0

05/25/18 10:00AM - Consumer sentiment slipped by less than an index-point from last month, remaining at the same favorable levels for the past 18 months, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.

Since President Trump’s election, the Sentiment Index has meandered in a tight eight-point range from 93.4 to 101.4, with the small month-to-month variations indicating no emerging trend, said U-M economist Richard Curtin, director of the surveys. …more…

April New Orders for Durable Goods decreased 1.7%, Ex-Trans up 0.9%

05/25/18 08:30AM - New Orders
New orders for manufactured durable goods in April decreased $4.2 billion or 1.7 percent to $248.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This decrease, down following two consecutive monthly increases, followed a 2.7 percent March increase. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.9 percent. Excluding defense, …more…

Existing-Home Sales Decreased 2.5% in April

05/24/18 10:00AM - After moving upward for two straight months, existing-home sales retreated in April on both a monthly and annualized basis, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four major regions saw no gain in sales activity last month.

Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, decreased 2.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.46 million in April from 5.60 million in March. With last month’s decline, sales …more…

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Increase 11,000 to 234,000

05/24/18 08:30AM - In the week ending May 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 234,000, an increase of 11,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 222,000 to 223,000. The 4-week moving average was 219,750, an increase of 6,250 from the previous week's revised average. The …more…

New Home Sales in April at annual rate of 662,000

05/23/18 10:00AM - New Home Sales
Sales of new single-family houses in April 2018 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 662,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 1.5 percent (±11.8 percent)* below the revised March rate of 672,000, but is 11.6 percent …more…

Purchase Apps down, Refi's down in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

05/23/18 07:00AM - Mortgage applications decreased 2.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 18, 2018.

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 2.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 3 percent compared with the previous week. The Refinance Index decreased 4 …more…

Richmond Fed's Current Activity Index rebounded from -3 to 16 in May

05/22/18 10:00AM - Fifth District manufacturing firms saw robust growth in May, according to survey results from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The composite index swung from −3 in April to 16 in May, boosted by growth in the indexes for shipments, new orders, and employment. Local business conditions also moved back into expansionary territory, …more…

Philadelphia NonManufacturing Activity Suggest Continued Improvement in Growth in May

05/22/18 08:30AM - Responses to the Nonmanufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest that regional nonmanufacturing activity improved in May. The firm-level index of general activity, new orders, and sales/revenues rose notably after posting declines in April, and the full-time employment index remained positive. Both price indicators increased from last month. …more…

Chicago Fed National Activity Points to little change in economic growth in April

05/21/18 08:30AM - The CFNAI Diffusion Index, which is also a three-month moving average, moved up to +0.23 in April from +0.11 in March. Fifty of the 85 individual indicators made positive contributions to the CFNAI in April, while 35 made negative contributions. Thirty-five indicators improved from March to April, while 50 indicators deteriorated. Of …more…

U.S. Leading Economic Index increased 0.4% in April

05/17/18 10:00AM - The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for the U.S. increased 0.4 percent in April to 109.4 (2016 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in March, and a 0.7 percent increase in February.

“April’s increase and continued uptrend in the U.S. LEI suggest solid growth should continue in the second half of 2018. However, the LEI’s six-month growth rate has recently moderated somewhat, suggesting growth is unlikely to strongly accelerate,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, …more…