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Sahm-thing Happening in the Labor Sector

July 8, 2024
There are more signs that the labor sector is softening, as job growth eased in June and the uptick in the Unemployment Rate triggered an important recession indicator. Meanwhile, home prices continue to rise nationwide.
John Smith
5 min read

Cooling Inflation and New Home Sales

July 1, 2024
Both inflation and new home sales moved lower in May. Meanwhile, home prices hit another all-time high.
John Smith
5 min read

Existing Home Sales, New Construction Slow

June 24, 2024
Both sales of existing homes and new construction were lower in May.
John Smith
5 min read

Inflation Cools, Fed Holds Rates Steady

June 17, 2024
The Fed once again held rates steady, while tamer than expected consumer and wholesale inflation for May was a welcome sign.
John Smith
5 min read

Mixed Signals From Labor Sector

June 10, 2024
Despite stronger than expected job growth in May, there are some signs that the labor market is softening. Plus, appreciating home values show the opportunity that remains in homeownership.
John Smith
5 min read

Home Prices Hit Highs, Inflation Progress Stalls

June 3, 2024
Progress towards the Fed’s 2% inflation target remains stalled while signed contracts on existing homes fell in April. Meanwhile, home prices continue to hit new highs this year.
John Smith
5 min read

Home Sales Slip, Fed Talks Rates

May 28, 2024
The pace of home sales declined in April, though the speed at which existing homes sold accelerated. Plus, a parade of Fed speakers and the minutes from their last meeting shed light on their views about inflation, the labor market, rate cuts and more
John Smith
5 min read

Inflation and Construction Cooler Than Forecasted

May 20, 2024
Consumer inflation and new construction activity were both below forecasts in April, while the recent rise in rates put a nail in home builder sentiment this month.
John Smith
5 min read

More Reports Show Rising Home Prices

May 13, 2024
Strong home price appreciation demonstrates the opportunity that remains in the housing market, while unemployment claims saw a breakout. Plus, what might be ahead for consumer spending?
John Smith
5 min read

Fed Holds Rates Steady, Labor Sector Softens

May 6, 2024
The Fed once again held rates steady, labor sector data showed signs of softening, and there’s more evidence of rising home values across the country.
John Smith
5 min read

Inflation Progress Slows, Home Sales Beat Estimates

April 29, 2024
The progress lower on inflation remains stalled, while signed contracts on both new and existing homes rebounded in March.
John Smith
5 min read

Home Sales and Construction Slip

April 22, 2024
Despite a pullback in sales and construction, the housing sector is showing signs of strength. Plus, Fed Chair Jerome Powell gave some hints about what may be ahead for rate cuts.
John Smith
5 min read

Consumer Inflation Hotter Than Expected

April 15, 2024
Inflation has improved significantly after peaking in 2022, but recent hotter than expected readings have stalled the progress lower.
John Smith
5 min read