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Archive for June 24th, 2008

Warren B is on the radio!

Posted by Sada Mosler on 24th June 2008

Mike Norman’s show

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 10:20 EST

Houston Area: Houston 1110 AM KTEK
Dallas / Fort Worth Area: DFW 1110 AM KJSA

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2008-06-24 Daily US Economic Releases

Posted by WARREN MOSLER on 24th June 2008

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S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Index (Apr)

Actual 169.9
Prior 172.2
Revised 172.2


S&P/Case Shiller Composite 20 YoY (Apr)

Survey -16.0%
Actual -15.3%
Prior -14.4%
Revised -14.3%

Karim writes:

  • Conf board survey drops to 16yr low, from 58.1 to 50.4
  • Current conditions drop 9.7pts and future expectations fall 6.3pts
  • 1yr fwd inflation expex unch at 7.7
  • All following drop to new cycle lows
  • Jobs plentiful less jobs hard to get (-12.2 to -16.4; pretty good leading indicator of unemployment rate)
  • Plans to buy auto in next 6mths from 5.1 to 4.8
  • Plans to buy a home from 2.4 to 2.2
  • Plans for a domestic vacation from 33.4 to 29.6
  • Plans for foreign vacation from 8.2 to 7.5

Inflation is biting harder than the lower Fed funds rate is helping.

The Fed has to decide whether a slightly higher Fed funds rate will bring more relief/benefit to consumers on the inflation side than possible additional drag from the interest rate side.

Consumer Confidence (Jun)

Survey 56.0
Actual 50.4
Prior 57.2
Revised 58.1


Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index (Jun)

Survey -5
Actual -12
Prior -5
Revised n/a

Not looking good.

Weakness and ‘inflation’ continue.

House Price Index MoM (Apr)

Survey -0.4%
Actual -0.8%
Prior -0.4%
Revised -0.6%

Back down, but at least not through the lows.


ABC Consumer Confidence (Jun 22)

Survey -
Actual -
Prior -44
Revised -


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