Author Archives: Tyler Mondres

Consumer Sentiment Rose in November

Consumer Sentiment rose 6.6 points in November to 93.8, according to the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index. The Current Economic Conditions Index rose 4.1 points to 107.3, while the Consumer Expectations Index rose 8.4 points to 85.2. The initial reaction of consumers to Trump’s victory was to express greater optimism about their personal finances as well as improved prospects ...

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New Home Sales and Prices Decreased in October

New single-family home sales rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 563,000 in October, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The October level was 1.9% below the revised September rate of 574,000, but is 17.8% above the October 2015 level. Sales fell in most regions, falling 9.1% in the Northeast, 13.7% ...

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Durable Goods Orders Rise in October

New orders for manufactured durable goods rose 4.8% in October, following a 0.4% increase in September, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. New orders excluding defense increased 5.2% on the month, as orders of nondefense capital goods rose 14.5% to $80.1 billion. Shipments of manufactured durable goods, up four of the last five months, rose 0.1% to $234.6 billion. Inventories ...

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Durable Goods Orders Fall in September

New orders for manufactured durable goods fell 0.1% in September, following a 0.3% increase in August, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. New orders excluding defense increased 0.7% on the month, as orders of nondefense capital goods rose 1.5% to $68.2 billion. Shipments of manufactured durable goods, up three of the last four months, rose 0.8% to $234.5 billion, after ...

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