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January 2014 New Home Sales Mixed

Written by John Lounsbury and Steven Hansen New home sales data for January 2014 was mixed – the seasonally adjusted headlines are much prettier than the unadjusted data. This is an extremely volatile data series.

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Durable Goods Orders Flat for Past Two Years

The headline number for seasonally adjusted, nominal durable goods orders fell 4.3% in December. That was worse than the lowest guess of economists in a survey conducted by Bloomberg. Continue reading

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New Home Sales Tank in December – It’s The Demand, Stupid!

New home sales in the US in December were an unqualified disaster. The headline number came in at a seasonally adjusted rate of 414,000 for the month, missing the consensus estimate of 457,000 by a mile. Continue reading

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December 2013 New Home Sales Disappointing

Written by John Lounsbury and Steven Hansen New home sales data for December 2013 declined – this data included some moderately negative backward revision. The data remains very noisy and needs to be averaged to make any sense of it.

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November 2013 New Home Sales Declined But Still Good

Written by John Lounsbury and Steven Hansen New home sales data for November 2013 declined – this data included some very good backward revision. The data remains very noisy and needs to be averaged to make any sense of it.

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