The Case-Shiller Home Price Index rose 0.8% in December, and is up 5.7% on a year-to-year basis.
Existing Home Sales rose 0.4% in January to a 5.47 million annualized rate. Sales were up 11.0% from a year ago.
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index turned negative in February, falling from 2 to -4.
The State Street Investor Confidence Index slipped from 108.8 to 106.5 in February.
February’s Consumer Confidence Index fell sharply, dropping -5.9 points to 92.2.
Redbook reports that last week’s retail sales rose to a still weak 1.2% on a year-ago basis, from the previous week’s 0.7%.
The Conference Board’s index of leading indicators fell -0.2% in January.
The Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey remained negative in February, coming in at -2.8.
Initial weekly jobless claims fell 7,000 to 262,000. The 4-week average fell 8,000 to 273,250. Continuing claims rose 30,000 to 2.273 million.
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell -0.2 points to 44.3 in the latest week.
The Fed’s balance sheet fell $-2.7 billion last week, with total assets of $4.484 trillion. Reserve bank credit rose $12.6 billion.
The Fed reports that M2 money supply fell by $-73.1 billion in the latest week.
January housing starts fell -3.8% to a 1.099 million annual rate. Building permits fell -0.2% to a 1.202 million annual rate.
Producer prices rose 0.1% in January, and were up 0.4% less food and energy, and 0.2% less food, energy, and trade services. On a year-over-year basis, PPI-FD is down -0.2% overall, but up 0.6% less food and energy, and 0.8% less food, energy, and trade services.
With increased auto production, industrial production jumped 0.9% in January, while capacity utilization in the nation’s factories rose 0.6% to 77.1%. Manufacturing rose 0.5%, as well.
The Atlanta Fed Business Inflation Expectations Survey was unchanged in January, at an annual 1.8%.
E-commerce retail sales rose only 2.1% in the 4th Quarter of 2015, compared to the 3rd Quarter’s 4.2% rise.
Redbook reports that last week’s retail sales little changed at a weak 0.7% on a year-ago basis, from the previous week’s 0.6%.
The MBA reports that mortgage applications rose 8.2% last week, with purchases down -4.0% but refis up 16.0%.
February’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey was negative for the 7th straight month, at -16.64, up from -19.37 in December.
The Housing Market index slipped -2 points, coming in at 58 in February.
Foreigners were big sellers of U.S. Treasuries during December, sending net purchases of US securities down $-29.4 billion.
January retail sales rose 0.2%, with sales less autos up 0.1%, and sales less autos and gas up 0.4%.
Import prices fell -1.1% in January, while export prices fell -0.8%. On a year-over-year basis, prices are down -6.2% for imports and -5.7% for exports.
December business inventories rose 0.1%, but a -0.6% plunge in sales drove the stock-to-sales ratio up to 1.39.
The University of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment Index fell -1.3 points to 90.7.
Initial weekly jobless claims fell 16,000 to 269,000. The 4-week average fell 3,500 to 281,250. Continuing claims fell 21,000 to 2.249 million.
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose 0.3 points to 44.5 in the latest week.
The Fed’s balance sheet rose $2.8 billion last week, with total assets of $4.486 trillion. Reserve bank credit rose $1.6 billion.
The Fed reports that M2 money supply fell by $-0.6 billion in the latest week.
The Fed’s Labor Market Conditions Index slipped to 0.4 in January, From December’s 2.9.
Wholesale inventories fell -0.1% in December, while a -0.3% decline in sales kept the stock-to-sales ratio at 1.32.
The Labor Department’s JOLTS report indicates that December job openings came in at 5.607 million.
The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index fell sharply to 93.9 in January, from December’s 95.2.
Redbook reports that last week’s retail sales kept sliding downwards to 0.6% on a year-ago basis, from the previous week’s 0.8%.