Economic Statistics for 16 Sep 15
The MBA reports that mortgage applications fell -7.0% last week, with purchases down 4.0% and refis down -9.0%.
Consumer prices fell -0.1% in August, while the core CPI rose 0.1%. On a year-over-year basis, the CPI is up 0.2% overall and 1.8% at the core.
The NAHB’s Housing Market Index rose 1 point to 62 in September, a near 10-year high.
Net foreign demand for long-term US securities plunged in July, down to just $7.7 billion, from $103.1 billion in June.