Durable Goods Orders

October 27, 2020 Durable goods orders rose1.9% in September after rising  0.4% in August and having jumped 11.8% in July.  However durables plunged in March and April.  The imposition of the stringent measures put into place in mid-March to stop the spread of the...

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Case Shiller Index of Home Prices

October 27, 2020 The Case Shiller Index of Home Prices in 20 cities rose 1.2% in August after having rise 1.3% in July.  Over the past year home prices have risen 6.6%. A broader index  for the entire U.S. -- which would include a large number of smaller cities --...

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New Home Sales

October 26, 2020 New home sales declined 3.5% in September to an annual rate pf 959 thousand after rising 3.0% in August, 14.7% in July and 14.7% in June.   After dramatic increases in each of the past four months sales took a breather in September but remained at...

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Existing Home Sales

October 22, 2020 Existing home sales jumped 9.4% in September to 6,540 thousand after having climbed 2.0% in August  after having surged by 24.7% in July and 20.2% in June.  The 6,000 thousand pace was the fastest pace of sales since 2006.  In the midst of a...

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Initial Unemployment Claims

r 22, 2020 Initial unemployment claims for the week of October 17 fell 53 thousand to 787 thousand after having risen 75 thousand in the previous week.  After reaching a peak of 6,867 thousand at the end of March, initial claims have been steadily declining.  In...

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Gasoline Prices

October 21, 2020 Gasoline prices at the retail level declined $0.02 in the week ending October 19 to 2.15 per gallon.  After hitting bottom at $1.77 in the week of April 27, gasoline prices have been rising steadily.  In South Carolina gasoline prices tend to about...

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Housing Starts

October 20, 2020 Housing starts rose 1.9% in September to 1,415 thousand after having fallen 6.7% in August.  Like every other economic indicator, starts have rebounded sharply in the past five months and are now essentially  back to the levels where they were in...

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