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  • James Boston

    As the US economy enters the final month of the year there is no sign of a let up in the gathering of economic pace in any of the nations key sectors. According to today’s data the short term retail sales figures are holding up well while the fourth quarter figures for the construction sector

  • James Boston
    Forex » US Homes Sales Increase
    James Boston - October 21, 2014, 14:09 GMT

    There is little evidence of cooling in the US housing market according to the latest numbers just published by the National Association of Realtors. The September Existing Home Sales figure has been reported as 5.17M, this is a solid increase on the August number of 5.05M and easily exceeds the expected 5.10M. In terms of

  • James Boston
    Forex » US TIC Data Improves
    James Boston - September 17, 2014, 02:11 GMT

    The US Treasury has just released the Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for the month of July. The Total Net TIC Flows for the month have been reported as $57.7Bn compared with -$153.5Bn in June, the consensus estimate was for this number to pick up to closer to -$8Bn. The Net Long Term TIC Flows

  • James Boston
    Forex » Drop In US Retail Sales
    James Boston - July 15, 2014, 13:32 GMT

    A comprehensive package of economic data has just been made available out of the US. The headline metrics are the Retail Sales figures for the month of June, on a month on month basis this number is now reading at 0.2% growth compared to May’s 0.3% expansion, the market anticipated number was for a pick

  • Forex » Fall In US Retail Sales
    May 13, 2014, 13:11 GMT

    Plenty of US data available this morning to fill in the current picture of the recovery situation in the world’s largest economy. The weekly Redbook Index has just been released for the week ending May 9th. Month on month this retail sales proxy number is at 1.1%, this is up on the previous weeks 0.0%

  • Forex » No Change To US House Price Index
    April 22, 2014, 13:08 GMT

    The publication of the Housing Price Index number for February has just provided an insight into the strength of the US housing market. Month on month this figure came in at 0.6%, the expectation was for exactly this figure following January’s 0.5% reading. Further insight into short term US economic conditions was revealed with the

  • Forex » US Redbook Slightly Softer
    April 15, 2014, 12:58 GMT

    This week’s US Johnson Redbook Index has just been released by Redbook Research, the data relates to the week ending April 4th. The month on month reading for this Retail Sales proxy indicator has come in at -1.0% against last week’s contraction -0.5%. The year on year print is 2.6% against last week’s 2.9%. Today’s

  • Forex » US Redbook Numbers Improve
    April 8, 2014, 13:01 GMT

    This week’s Johnson Redbook Index in the US has shown no change on the week posting -0.5% against a previous of -0.5% in the month on month number. The year on year figure however improved a little to 2.9% from 2.3% as reported last week. The Redbook Index captures Retail Sales Information and as such

  • Forex » US PMI Slightly Lower
    April 1, 2014, 13:46 GMT

    The US data picture continues to show mixed signals. Just published is the dated Redbook Indices for 21st March, the month on month figure is running at -0.5% verses last weeks -0.4% and the year on year number is 2.3% which can be compared with the previous reading of 3.1%. The Redbook numbers are near

  • We have just received an insight into the condition of the US housing market with the publication of the Housing Price Index number for January. Month on month this figure came in at 0.8%, the expectation was for a slight drop to 0.7% but this held up to match the December reading of 0.8%. Slightly

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