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Empire State Manufacturing Survey higher by 4.2 Point – Trading News, Economic Report

In Economic trading News: There was a 4.2 point increase in the Empire State Manufacturing Survey in April.  The general Business conditions index reached 21.70.  A detailed reading of the survey showed an increase in the number of employees, new orders and shipments.  The Empire State Manufacturing Survey acquires data based on a survey from… read more

Producer price Index for May 12, 2011 – Futures Trading News, Commodity Trading News, Economic Calendar, Economic Report, Futures Trading Brokerage Firm

Prior Consensus Consensus Range Actual PPI – M/M change 0.7 % 0.6 % 0.3 % to 1.0 % 0.8 % PPI less food & energy – M/M change 0.3 % 0.2 % 0.1 % to 0.3 % 0.3 % Producer price index came in slightly higher 0.7%; this was lower than February’s 1.6% increase but still up. Core PPI firmed to 0.3% which was better than February’s 0.2%. increase. I Data… read more

Import and Export Prices for May 10, 2011 – Futures Trading, Futures Trading News, Commodity Trading, Economic Report

  Prior Actual Export Prices – M/M change 1.5 % 1.1 % Export Prices – Y/Y change 9.5 % 9.6 % Import Prices – M/M change 2.7 % 2.2 % Import Prices – Y/Y change 9.7 % 11.1 %   Import and export Prices report showed inflationary pressure moving into consumer prices. Import prices for consumer goods rose 0.4% in April.   Export… read more

ICSC-Goldman Store Sales May 10, 2011 – Futures Trading, Futures News, Futures Trading Brokerage Firm, Economic Report

  According to the ICSC-Goldman store sales were steady in the first week of May.  There was a 2.7% year on year gain.   This report  measures sales at major retail stores; however it only accounts for 10% of total retail sales.   Prior Actual Store Sales – W/W change -0.8 % 0.0 % Store Sales –… read more

ADP Employment Report for May 4, 2011 – Economic News, Economic Report, Futures Trading News, Futures Trading, Commodity Trading, Futures Trading Brokerage firm, Futures Brokers, Commodity Brokerage firm, Commodity brokers

This months ADP report shows a month on month slow down in the the growth of private payroll.   This months number was 179,000 which was down from March’s 207,000.  Traders should keep a close eye on Friday’s employment report to get a better read on the over all job sentiment;  Friday’s report may be disappointing as… read more

MBA Purchases Applications for May 4, 2011 – Economic Report, Futures Trading, Futures Trading News, Commodity Trading, Futures and commodities trading brokerage firm, Trading news, Futures brokerage, Commodity brokerage

The past four weeks of  for MBA purchase applications has been rather inconsistent (up and down); however, in the April 29th week the Mortgage Bankers Association index show a 0.3% gain.   I would not call this stellar by any means and based on the past few weeks showing, this gain may be short lived.… read more

New Homes Sales – April 25, 2011

Sales of new single-family houses in March 2011 adjusted to an annual rate of 300,000 according to U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  This number is 11.1 percent (±21.7%)* above the revised February rate of 270,000, However it is still 21.9 percent (±10.3%) below the March 2010 estimate of 384,000. The… read more

New Home Sales 11/24/2010

WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (Reuters) – New U.S. single-family home sales fell unexpectedly in October and prices dropped to a seven-year low, a government report showed on Wednesday, pointing sustained weakness in the housing market following the end of a home-buyer tax credit. The Commerce Department said sales dropped 8.1 percent to a 283,000 unit annual… read more