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  • Mon, Jun 19 2017
  • 11:05 PM » Q2 GDP Forecasts being Revised Down
    Published Mon, Jun 19 2017 11:05 PM by Calculated Risk Blog
    From Merrill Lynch: Housing starts were a big disappointment in May, plunging 5.5% to 1,092k saar from 1,156k in April. ... Feeding the data into our tracking model sliced 0.1pp from our 2Q estimate, leaving us at 2.2% qoq saar . From the Altanta Fed: GDPNow The GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the second quarter of 2017 is 2.9 percent on June 16, down from 3.2 percent on June 14. The forecast for second-quarter real residential investment growth decreased from 1.8 percent to 0.4 percent after this morning's housing starts release from the U.S. Census Bureau. emphasis added From the NY Fed Nowcasting Report The New York Fed Staff Nowcast stands at 1.9% for 2017:Q2 and 1.5% for 2017:Q3.
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    Source: Calculated Risk Blog
  • 11:05 PM » Another part of the real estate market is starting to crumble
    Published Mon, Jun 19 2017 11:05 PM by Market Watch
    Landlords may have finally pushed apartment tenants to the limit of what they can afford, says John Coumarianos.
  • 11:05 PM » Fed's Dudley confident U.S. inflation should rebound with wages
    Published Mon, Jun 19 2017 11:05 PM by Reuters
    PLATTSBURG, NY (Reuters) - U.S. inflation is a bit low but should rebound alongside wages as the labor market continues to improve, an influential Federal Reserve official said on Monday, reinforcing the message that a recent patch of weak data is unlikely to derail plans to keep raising interest rates.
  • 11:04 PM » Home Builders, Home Sellers Suddenly Shy
    Published Mon, Jun 19 2017 11:04 PM by www.realtor.com
    Steadily rising construction of new homes has given a jolt of adrenaline to the economy, but a building slowdown raises questions. The post Home Builders, Home Sellers Suddenly Shy appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com® .
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    Source: www.realtor.com
  • 9:40 AM » Fed's Dudley says he's not paying attention to bond market's signals of concerns
    Published Mon, Jun 19 2017 9:40 AM by Market Watch
    New York Fed President William Dudley said Monday that the economy is in pretty good shape and he is not paying much attention to signals of concern from bond market, according to news reports. In a roundtable discussion in Plattsburgh, New York, Dudley said the economic outlook was "pretty good." He said he wasn't taking too much of a signal from low bond yields. U.S. yields are relatively high compared with Japan and Europe, he noted. The bond market is pricing in much fewer rate hikes over the next two years than the four moves the Fed has penciled in. Dudley said the Fed has to keep raising interest rates to avoid having to move so rapidly in the future that the tightening might cause a recession. The dollar and Treasury yields moved higher on the back on his comments.
  • 8:52 AM » Million-Dollar Housing Boom: Cities Where Seven-Figure Listings Have Skyrocketed
    Published Mon, Jun 19 2017 8:52 AM by www.realtor.com
    With a housing shortage pushing prices higher, the share of homes listed for $1 million and over has been on the rise-nowhere faster than these cities. The post Million-Dollar Housing Boom: Cities Where Seven-Figure Listings Have Skyrocketed appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com® .
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    Source: www.realtor.com
  • 8:50 AM » NAHB Estimates 79,000 Single-family Tear-down Starts in 2016
    Published Mon, Jun 19 2017 8:50 AM by eyeonhousing.org
    Roughly 10.2% of single-family homes started in 2016 qualify as tear-down starts, up from 7.7% in 2016, according to the latest estimates from NAHB. As defined here, a tear-down start means a home built on a site where a previous structure or evidence of a previous structure was present before the new home was started, as reported by the new home’s... Read More ›
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    Source: eyeonhousing.org
  • 8:50 AM » This week: Big news on banks and the housing market
    Published Mon, Jun 19 2017 8:50 AM by CNBC
    This week, the Fed will explain itself. Plus, reports on the health of big banks, the housing market and more.
  • 8:48 AM » Are bond markets turning on the White House?
    Published Mon, Jun 19 2017 8:48 AM by CNBC
    It's not a good idea to dismiss the falling bond yields in reaction to the Fed's difficult work of steering the U.S. economy in an environment of rising uncertainties, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
  • 8:48 AM » Bond Traders Still Come Out as Winners After Four Fed Rate Hikes
    Published Mon, Jun 19 2017 8:48 AM by Bloomberg
    Bloomberg Bond Traders Still Come Out as Winners After Four Fed Rate Hikes Bloomberg It's been 18 months since the Federal Reserve's first post-crisis increase in interest rates. Four hikes in, investors in the $14 trillion Treasuries market are laughing all the way to the bank. The 10-year yield ended last week at 2.15 percent, after ... and more »
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