14 Sep 2014

August retail sales; July’s consumer credit, business inventories, and job openings

it was a fairly light week for economic data, with the key release being on retail sales for August from the Census Bureau; in addition, there were also two reports on July business inventories, which will have an impact on third quarter GDP…we also saw the Fed’s monthly G19 on

07 Sep 2014

August’s employment report, July’s trade deficit and Mortgage Monitor, et al

the key reports of this past week were the employment situation summary from the BLS and our international trade report for July from the Commerce Dept; we’ll also take a look at the Mortgage Monitor for July (pdf) from Black Knight Financial Services (BKFS, formerly LPS), which was also released

31 Aug 2014

2nd quarter GDP revision; July’s income and outlays, durable goods and new home sales; June’s Case-Shiller, et al

the key releases of the past week were the 2nd estimate of 2nd quarter GDP from the BEA on Thursday, and the BEA report on personal Incomes and spending for July on Friday, which gives us the largest component of 3rd quarter GDP for the month….other widely watched reports included

24 Aug 2014

July’s state job report, consumer prices, new home construction, existing home sales, et al

the most widely watched release of this past week was that of the July consumer price index from the BLS, while on real estate the week also saw the July report on new home construction from the Census bureau and the July report on existing home sales from the National

17 Aug 2014

July’s retail sales, industrial production, & producer prices; June’s job openings and business inventory; 2nd Qtr household debt

in contrast to last week, when all of the releases covered June data, the most important releases this week were on July data, giving us our first look at the economy in the 3rd quarter…the major releases this week were the July advance report on retail sales from the Census

10 Aug 2014

June’s trade deficit, the 2nd quarter MBA mortgage delinquency survey, and the June Mortgage Monitor

the key economic release this week was on our international trade for June from the Commerce Dept, which appears will result in an upward revision to 2nd quarter GDP…the other monthly economic reports released this week were also on June data and included: the Full Report on Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories,

03 Aug 2014

July’s jobs report, 2nd quarter GDP, June’s personal income and spending, May’s home prices, et al

  we got hit with a bunch of reports this week…in addition to the two employment reports covered by the Employment Situation Summary, this week also saw the release of the 1st estimate of 2nd quarter GDP by the BEA on Wednesday, the corresponding BEA report on personal Incomes and

27 Jul 2014

June reports on consumer prices, durable goods, new and existing home sales

the key release of this past week was that of the June consumer price index from the BLS; we also saw the two reports on home sales for June; the Census report on new home sales and the Realtor’s report on sales of existing homes…this week also saw the release

20 Jul 2014

June’s retail sales, industrial production, producer prices, new housing, and states jobs reports

  the major economic releases this past week were all on June data, including the advance report on retail sales from the Census Bureau, the G17 on industrial production from the Fed, and the Census report on residential construction, which were all weaker than expected, and the June producer price

13 Jul 2014

May’s wholesale sales and inventories, job openings and turnover, and consumer credit

there were just a handful of relatively minor reports released this week, and all were on May data…we’ll start with the Census report on Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories for May (pdf), which estimated that seasonally adjusted sales of merchant wholesalers increased by 0.7% (+/-0.5%) to $453.2billion for the month