Archive for February 24th, 2010

Mr. Bernanke Speech Before The House Committee on Financial Services

The important part: The FOMC continues to anticipate that economic conditions–including low rates of resource utilization, subdued inflation trends, and stable inflation expectations–are likely to warrant exceptionally low levels of the federal funds rate for an extended period. Full version.

U.S. Petroleum Weekly – 24 February 2010

Crude oil stocks rose 3.0 million barrels for week ending 19 February; Gasoline stocks decreased for 0.9 million barrels; Distillate stocks fell 0.6 million barrels; Propane/propylene stocks decreased 2.3 million barrels; Other oils fell 1.1 million barrels; Total crude oil and petroleum stocks rose 1.4 million barrels. Refinery utilization rose from 79.8% to 81.2%. Crude […]

New Home Sales Fall 9.7%

New home sales fell 9.7% in January to 309.000 SAAR vs. December reading of 342.000 and 360.000 SAAR consensus. Yes, its winter, but it’s disastrous figure anyhow. Chart 1. U.S. New Home Sales SAAR MBA Purchase Applications Index also fell -7.3% to the lowest level since 1997. It’s a leading indicator, so probably more trouble […]


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