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The mid-week trend update (US Economy and Markets): European GDP, Housing starts on the upswing, PPI weakens further

Industrial production down 0.5%, Jobless claims back up at to 360k The Thursday Morning shocker from the Housing report was no reason for markets to worry about US economic recovery … Continue reading

May 16, 2013

US Economy: Housing Recovery 2012: Housing starts data encouraging, Regional Banks results show the promise

WE have already pointed out in our earlier regular survey/trawling of US Economic statistics daily reports thru July August that the Housing recovery numbers have always seemed impressive on Y/Y … Continue reading

October 17, 2012

US Morning Report: Walmart, Housing starts shine A-ok but expectations, what could the S&P 500 do!

Markets were not happy with the all important and pretty positive 2.2% same store sales increase in Q2 from Walmart with Sam’s Club even going to an expected and delivered … Continue reading

August 16, 2012

US Week ahead: Greece may yet be undecided, FOMC, Housing Starts and that dropping PMI

Trade Balance data from Italy dropped $0.7B to a few millions in deficit as the Export markets in EU have held on month but are down 5% for the year … Continue reading

June 15, 2012

US Economy: A post-winter Housing recovery on board, S&P helps global cues

A battered set of global Financial markets were likely pleasantly surprised by US housing data after Europe could not hang on to gains in the afternoon. That means a better … Continue reading

May 16, 2012

The Housing Recovery 2012: A Faltering break in the FHFA Housing Price index

The Hopi Index did not have much to offer flat on DEcember after December was revised to 183, a 0.1% growth over November down from 0.7% The nine divisions were … Continue reading

March 22, 2012

US Economy: Housing Completions ain’t good but ain’t bad either (Housing Recovery 2012)

Housing completions, neglected in the statistics and a repugnant first feeling when you lool at those single digit numbers in the Total US completions in Multi Family housing yet 100,000 … Continue reading

March 20, 2012

US Economy: What good is buying into distressed homes? A Housing permits only recovery

Permits jump 5% as suspected with Housing starts coughing and sputtering ┬áthe recovery engine as its plans to race shrink on shrinking possibilities for the future. Housing Permits grew to … Continue reading

March 20, 2012

US Economy: Italian trade surplus, US single family housing moves up

The Super Mario sdpeech in the European Parliament yesterday was a breath of Fresh ‘year’ as was the trade surplus for December at Eur 0.6 B after a smaller yet … Continue reading

February 16, 2012

US Economy: Retail exactly did that work

To boot, though the sales was one fat figure plus the dice you play on ex Auto but Brian Sozzi was waiting in the wings with slowdown in discretionary spending, … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · 5 Comments