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U.S. Single Family Homes

The construction and sales of single family homes in the U.S. seems to be setting up a sideways trend.  New single family homes are being built at a level rate of 640 thousand units per year while housing inventories are starting to rise.  However, home prices continue to increase at about 5% per year.

2Q 2014 U.S. GDP

The second estimate of 2Q 2014 U.S. GDP puts growth at +4.6%, annualized, or +2.6% year-over-year.  2Q GDP growth was boosted by an unexpected jump in sales of durable goods (lead by automobiles) and a nice increase in private fixed investment (+10.4%, annualized).  By our own estimates of real economic growth, the U.S. economy is growing at +2.6% year-over-year.

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October 01, 2014 (Close of Day)



S&P 500 1,946.16
US GDP Growth, % 2.59
US Inflation Rate, % 1.70
US Unemployment Rate, % 6.1
Gold Price, $/oz 1,216.50
WTI Oil Price, $/bbl 90.73
US 10 Yr Treasury, % 2.42