January 2, 2020 Headlines

Treasury prices are higher this morning with trading volumes light overnight in Asia with Japan closed until Monday the New Year holiday. Equity futures pointed to higher open this morning following China’s 50 bp cut to the reserve requirement ratio. Initial jobless claims came in slightly higher than expected at 222,000 vs 220,000; which is unchanged from the prior week. This reading is just another data point illustrating the overall health of the US labor market.

Hafizan Hamzah
Director, Investment Management Group

12/30/2019Advance Goods Trade Balance-$68.7b-$63.2b-$66.5b-$66.8b
12/30/2019Retail Inventories MoM0.10%-0.70%0.30%0.10%
12/30/2019Wholesale Inventories MoM0.20%0.00%0.10%0.00%
12/30/2019MNI Chicago PMI47.948.946.3
12/30/2019Pending Home Sales MoM1.40%1.20%-1.70%-1.30%
12/30/2019Pending Home Sales NSA YoY7.40%5.60%3.90%4.40%
12/30/2019Dallas Fed Manf. Activity0-3.2-1.3
12/31/2019FHFA House Price Index MoM0.40%0.20%0.60%0.70%
12/31/2019S&P CoreLogic CS 20-City MoM SA0.30%0.43%0.36%0.35%
12/31/2019S&P CoreLogic CS 20-City YoY NSA2.10%2.23%2.10%2.08%
12/31/2019S&P CoreLogic CS 20-City NSA Index218.29218.43218.27218.24
12/31/2019S&P CoreLogic CS US HPI YoY NSA3.34%3.22%3.23%
12/31/2019S&P CoreLogic CS US HPI NSA Index212.43212.2212.21
12/31/2019Conf. Board Consumer Confidence128.5126.5125.5126.8
12/31/2019Conf. Board Present Situation170166.9166.6
12/31/2019Conf. Board Expectations97.497.9100.3
1/2/2020Challenger Job Cuts YoY-25.20%-16.00%
1/2/2020Initial Jobless Claims220k222k222k224k
1/2/2020Continuing Claims1680k1728k1719k1723k
1/2/2020Bloomberg Consumer Comfort62.3
1/2/2020Markit US Manufacturing PMI52.552.5
1/3/2020Construction Spending MoM0.40%-0.80%
1/3/2020ISM Manufacturing4948.1
1/3/2020ISM New Orders47.2
1/3/2020ISM Prices Paid47.546.7
1/3/2020ISM Employment46.6
1/3/2020FOMC Meeting Minutes
1/3/2020Wards Total Vehicle Sales17.00m17.09m






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