Archive for April 23rd, 2010

Durable Goods Orders Fell 1.3% In March

Durable good orders fell 1.3% in March vs. 0.4% consensus and 0.5% rise in February. Transportation taken out the figure was an increase of 2.8% vs. 0.9% in February. Chart 1. U.S. Durable Goods Orders Chart 2. U.S. Durable Goods Orders Ex. Transportation

New Home Sales Rose 26.9% In March

New home sales rose 26.9% in February to 411.000, the consensus was  at 330.000, prior reading was at 308.000. The first home-buyer tax credit  program expiration again distorted the reading. Chart 1. New Home Sales Source:

Producer Price Index Rose 0.7% MoM in March

Producer price index rose 0.7% MoM in March. The consensus was at 0.4%; prior reading was at -0.6%. Chart 1. Producer Price Index

Initial Jobless Claims Fell 28.000

Initial jobless claims were reported at 456.000. The consensus was at 460.000, last week reading was at 484.000. Chart 1. U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Source:

Existing Home Sales Rose 6.8% In March

Existing home sales rose 6.8% in March and reached seasonally adjusted annual rate of  5.35 million units vs. 5.25 million units consensus and  5.02 prior reading. Chart 1. Existing Home Sales Source:


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