homesales

Existing-Home Sales Continue Recovery in July

– August 21, 2019

Existing-home sales are recovering from a recent dip but are unlikely to move significantly higher in coming months and quarters.

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weepygirl

Erratic Policies Pummel Consumer Sentiment in Early August

– August 16, 2019

Consumer sentiment fell sharply in August in reaction to the latest trade and monetary policy decisions.

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homebuilding

Housing Activity Picked Up in July

– August 16, 2019

Single-family housing activity has stabilized, but there is little evidence to suggest significant gains in the near future; multifamily housing activity remains robust.

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shoppingonline

Retail Sales Strengthen While Manufacturing Output Weakens

– August 15, 2019

Retail sales rose again in July, but industrial production fell. Continued economic expansion remains the most likely path.

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jobguy

Labor-Market Strength Continues

– August 8, 2019

Initial claims near 200,000 and private job openings near 7 million suggest the labor market remains tight, supporting personal incomes, consumer confidence, and future consumer spending.

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jobstalk

Services-Sector Expansion Slowed in July

– August 5, 2019

Nonmanufacturing activity expanded at a slower pace in July. The results are consistent with a range of economic data that point to continued though uneven growth.

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servicesector

Solid Jobs Report Suggests Moderate Growth

– August 2, 2019

A solid though not spectacular July jobs report points to continued modest economic growth. It also adds to the uncertainty around monetary policy, making justification for the most recent rate cut and future rate cuts more difficult.

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manufacturing

Manufacturing Weakness Continued in July

– August 1, 2019

The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index posted its fourth-straight decline and lowest reading since September 2016. Mixed economic data continue to suggest a high degree of caution amid slow economic expansion.

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nowhiring

Economy Expected to Have Added 156,000 Private Sector Jobs in July

– July 31, 2019

ADP estimates 156,000 new jobs were created in July. Overall, the labor market remains solid, and while uncertainty over trade and monetary policy remain, the most likely path is for continued expansion.

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happyshoppers

Consumer Confidence and Home Prices Move Higher

– July 30, 2019

Consumer confidence rebounded in July and remains at a high level. However, persistently rising home prices are weighing on housing activity.

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homebuilding

Single-Family Housing Activity Is Trending Flat

– July 25, 2019

Home sales rebounded in June. However, little evidence supports an expectation of a significant, sustained acceleration in housing activity in the coming months and quarters.

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durablegoods

Durable-Goods Orders Rose in June

– July 25, 2019

Durable-goods orders rose in June, and core capital-goods orders are holding at a high level. Continued economic expansion remains the most likely path, but policy uncertainty remains a risk.

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