US ADP Employment Report: May 2018

U.S. private employers added 178,000 jobs in May. This is less than the twelve month average of 186,833 jobs a month. Small, mid-sized and large businesses all added positions. The greatest increase in positions, 84,000, was by mid-sized businesses. Both the goods and service producing sectors added jobs. The greatest increase in positions was by […]

United States Retail Sales: Increased Over Last Month – April 2018

The latest data showed retail sales in the United States increased by $1.5 billion to $439.1 billion in April 2018. This represents a month over month increase of 0.36%. See more:

Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Home Price Index: US Home Prices at Record High and Increasing – March 2018

The latest Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Index indicates home prices are increasing. The index increased from 206.57 in February to 208.62 in March. This puts the index past its last market peak in 2007. See more:

Case-Shiller 10-City Composite Home Price Index: US Home Prices Increasing – March 2018

The latest Case-Shiller 10-City Home Price Index indicates home prices are increasing. The index increased from 220.56 in February to 222.52 in March. See more:

Case-Shiller Home Price Index: US Home Prices at Record High and Increasing – March 2018

The latest Case-Shiller Home Price Index indicates home prices are increasing. The index increased from 197.29 in February to 198.94 in March. For reference the index has surpassed its prior peak of 184 in mid 2006. See more:

Total Cryptocurrency Market Capitalization: Decreased Over Last Week – 27 May 2018

The total cryptocurrency market capitalization decreased by $61.74 billion to $327.17 billion on 27 May 2018. This represents a week over week decrease of -15.9%. Bitcoin accounts for approximately 38.48 percent of the total value of all cryptocurrencies. See more:

Probability of Stock Price Increase Survey: Consumers Increasingly Bullish – April 2018

The latest sentiment survey in April showed consumers are increasingly bullish and expect stocks will increase over the next twelve months. Approximately 60.8% expect an increase. For comparison this is higher than last month and the 150 day average of 53%. The chart above is based on consumer sentiment data published monthly by the University […]

House Buying Sentiment: Consumers Say it’s Better to Sell Than Buy – April 2018

The latest survey in April showed consumers think it’s better to sell than buy a home. The current conditions for selling index is 147 and the current conditions for buying index is 144. When respondents were asked ‘what do you think will happen to the prices of homes like yours in your community over the […]

Consumer Sentiment Index: April 2018

The latest survey in April showed a fall in optimisim compared to last month. However, overall consumers are still positive. The current index is 98.8, for comparison this is higher than last month and the 150 day average of 80.9. The chart above is based on consumer sentiment data published monthly by the University of […]

Commitments Of Traders (COT) Meats: Commercials Increase Live Hogs Longs – 22 May 2018

The charts below show the latest Commitments of Traders (COT) reports. One of the largest percentage changes in the position of commercial traders was in live hogs. Their current net position is 32,429 contracts, this represents a 4.4% increase in longs month over month. See more: