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The Morning View: May 28, 2021

The Morning View: May 28, 2021

In this morning’s data, Personal Income decreased -13.1% in April, a bit less negative than expected and follows a 20.9% increase the previous month given the timing of stimulus payments. Personal Spending increased 0.5% in April, as expected and follows a rise of...

The Morning View: May 28, 2021

The Morning View: May 18 , 2021

In this morning’s data, Housing Starts were 1,569,000 for the month of April, much lower than expected and it is a -9.5% decline from the previous month. However, this follows a strong increase in March of over 19%. Building Permits were 1,760,000 in April, slightly...

The Morning View: May 28, 2021

The Morning View: May 12 , 2021

Announced this morning, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.8% in April, much higher than expected, and is 4.2% higher on annual basis.  Prices of Used Cars and Trucks were 10% higher in the month, while Energy prices fell.  The core rate, which excludes prices for...

The Morning View: May 28, 2021

The Morning View: May 7, 2021

In this morning’s data, the economy added 266,000 jobs in April, much lower than the 1,000,000 expected.  The Leisure and Hospitality industry was strong, adding 331,000 jobs, while the Transportation and Warehousing and sector was weak, with a -74,100 change. The...

The Morning View: May 28, 2021

The Morning View: April 30, 2021

Announced this morning, Personal Income increased 21.1% in March, higher than estimates, driven by the receipt of stimulus payments.  Personal Spending increased 4.2% in March, about as expected and follows a -1.0% decline the previous month.  The March PCE Deflator,...

The Morning View: May 28, 2021

The Morning View: April 22, 2021

In this morning’s data, Initial Jobless Claims were 547,000 for the week ending April 17th, decrease of 39k from the previous week’s revised level.  Continuing Claims were 3,674,000 for the week ending April 10th, slightly above expectations, but a decrease from the...

The Morning View: May 28, 2021

The Morning View: April 15, 2021

Announced this morning, Retail Sales for March increased 9.8%, much higher than expected. Sporting Goods & Hobby stores, and Motor Vehicle & Parts dealers were all up more than 15% in the month, while Food & Beverage (grocery) stores were relatively flat....

The Morning View: May 28, 2021

The Morning View: April 9, 2021

In this morning’s data, the Producer Price Index (PPI), which measures costs faced by industries that make products rather than those the consumer bears, increased 1.0% in March and has increased 4.2% on an annual basis, both above forecasts.  The core PPI, which...

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