MBA Mortgage Applications (Dec 28)
Last December number – purchase applications normally shoot back up in January.
Challenger Job Cuts YoY (Dec)
Graph looks OK.
ADP Employment Change (Dec)
A touch better than expected, trending down some, but fed thinks there are fewer people left to hire. This is a real number as ADP reports the actual number of people on its payroll system.
Initial Jobless Claims
This kind of drop means there is no weakness indicated here.
Continuing Claims (Dec 22)
Continuing Claims since 1980
Up some, but the long term graph looks fine.
Factory Orders (Nov)
No weakness here.
Total Vehicle Sales (Dec)
Still on the soft side, but no disaster.
Domestic Vehicle Sales (Dec)