Economic Statistics for 25 Mar 14
The FHFA House Price Index rose 0.5% in January, and is up 7.4% over the previous year.
The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index was up 0.8% in January. On a year-over-year basis, the index is up 13.2%.
New home sales fell from January’s 468k annualized sales rate to a 440k rate in February, as higher prices held down sales.
The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index in March rose a very sharp 4.2 points to 82.3.
The Richmond Fed manufacturing index continued to decline in March, down a point to -7.
The State Street Investor Confidence Index was unchanged in March at 123.0.