Economic Statistics for 23 Aug 16
New home sales rose 12.4% in July, to a 654,000 annual rate.
The Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index fell from 10 to -11 in August.
The PMI Manufacturing Index Flash fell from 52.9 to 52.1 in August.
Redbook reports that last week’s retail sales growth was unchanged from the previous week at a very weak 0.2%% on a year-ago basis.