New Residential Construction, Consumer Prices and Joblessness

https://www.equities.com/news/unemployment-inflation-and-construction-data-show-an-economic-extravaganza

extravaganza

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Bond Rates Are Rising, What’s It Mean?

What are bonds telling us about inflation expectations, post election? In July, the bond market looks to have bottomed, since then, rates have increased .85% and .84% on the 10 and 30 year treasury bonds, respectively. The increase has stirred a reasonable amount of concern of what’s to come. Here are the facts – yields remain below start of the year levels, so, let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves.

111616-treasury-yields-10-30-yr

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There are 5.5 million job openings at the present. Here’s a look at the industries with the largest percentages of openings.

JOLTS SEPT 5.5M

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Consumer Prices

posted a 0.3% gain in Sept., even thought inflation remains subdued there were pockets of accelerating and decelerating prices.

CPI September Segments

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GDP Grew 1.4 Percent in the Second Quarter

Postive News!
Q2 #GDP grew at a revised 1.4%, higher than the 1.1% estimate, lifted by consumer spending & bus. fixed investment. http://bit.ly/2cE5Oyp

Real GDP +1.1%

Real GDP +1.1%

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Housing Starts and the S&P 500

Housing Starts and the S&P 500 index 10 year correlation. https://lnkd.in/eSG7xfM

092016 Housing Starts & sp500

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A closer look at market volatility

There have been rumblings lately pertaining to the market’s daily movement of greater than 1% volatility. 173 trading days into the year the DJIA is showing the signs of investor jitters. But there have been only 7 days with the DJIA closing up or down by more than 2%. Here’s the breakdown.

091916 Scattered Volatility DJIA 1037

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Is lack of income growth the “real political issue” for Americans in this 2016 presidential election? #StagnantWages

Is lack of income growth the “real political issue” for Americans in this 2016 presidential election? When you drill down and take a closer look at household income the past 20 years, it is disturbing. Here’s the data provided by the Census Bureau.

Median HH Incomes

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Does where you live affect your income?

How much income is your household earning? From the looks of this chart, where you live seems to matter. Source: Census Bureau – http://bit.ly/2camj2O

State Map AGI 2013

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Employment Growth by Industry – August 2016

A closer look at the month of August’s job growth by industry in the private sector. Education and health care topped the list +39,000 new hires, while construction and manufacturing cut 6,000 and 14,000 employees respectively.
Job Growth by Industry Aug 2016

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