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Economic Events this Week
4/21SunUS Holiday: Easter
4/22Mon08:30AM : Mar Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI)
4/22Mon10:00AM : Mar Exisiting Home Sales
4/23Tue07:45AM : Weekly TRE-GS Store Sales Index
4/23Tue08:30AM : Apr Philadelphia Fed Non-Mfg Business Outlook Survey
4/23Tue09:00AM : Weekly Redbook Retail Sales Index
4/23Tue10:00AM : Mar New Home Sales
4/23Tue10:00AM : Apr Richmond Fed Manufacturing Survey
4/24Wed07:00AM : Weekly MBA Mortgage Applications Survey
4/24Wed10:00AM : 3Q2018 Business Employment Dynamics
4/24Wed10:30AM : Weekly U.S. Petroleum Status Report
4/25Thu08:15AM : 1Q2019 ADP Workforce Vitality Index
4/25Thu08:30AM : Mar Durable Goods Orders
4/25Thu08:30AM : Weekly Initial Jobless Claims
4/25Thu10:00AM : 1Q2019 Housing Vacancies/Ownership
4/25Thu11:00AM : Apr Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Survey
4/26Fri08:30AM : 1Q2019 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Advance
4/26Fri10:00AM : Apr Univ. of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index
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Existing-Home Sales fell 4.9% in March

04/22/19 10:00AM - Existing-home sales retreated in March, following February’s surge of sales, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major U.S. regions saw a drop-off in sales, with the Midwest enduring the largest decline last month.

Total existing-home sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, fell 4.9% from February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.21 million in March. Sales as a whole are down 5.4% from a year ago (5.51 million in …more…

Chicago Fed National Activity points to a pickup in economic growth in March

04/22/19 08:30AM - Led by improvements in employment-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) rose to –0.15 in March from –0.31 in February. Three of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index increased from February, but three of the four categories made negative contributions to the index in March. The …more…

March Housing Starts decreased 0.3%, Permits down 1.7%

04/19/19 08:30AM - Building Permits
Privately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,269,000. This is 1.7 percent (±1.4 percent) below the revised February rate of 1,291,000 and is 7.8 percent (±1.9 percent) below the March 2018 rate of 1,377,000. Single‐family authorizations in March were at a …more…

Business Inventories up 0.3% in February

04/18/19 10:00AM - The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for February, adjusted for seasonal and trading day differences but not for price changes, was estimated at $1,446.8 billion, up 0.1 percent (±0.1 percent)* from January 2019 and was up 2.4 percent (±0.3 percent) from …more…

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

04/18/19 10:00AM - The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.4 percent in March to 111.9 (2016 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in February, and no change in January.

“The US LEI picked up in March with labor markets, consumers’ outlook, and financial conditions making the largest contributions,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Economic Research at The Conference Board. ”Despite the relatively large gain in March, the trend in the US …more…