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Doug Short   

Joined: Oct 17, 2011

Doug Short's Opinion & Analysis
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Equity markets around the globe had another good day on Wednesday. In the east, the Nikkei rose 1.57% and the Hang Seng 2.71%. The Euro STOXX 50, our favorite surrogate for Europe, rose 1.71%. The ...
Often conversations about home buying end up in discussions on the high cost of homes today and their affordability – or lack thereof. We decided to take a look at the long-term trends in home ...
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has released the U.S. House Price Index (HPI) for the most recent month. Here is the opening of the report: U.S. house prices rose 1.3 percent in the first ...
Most Asian markets had a bad session, but European indexes surged. The Euro STOXX 50 rose 2.53%. The S&P 500 soared at the open, and the upward trend was reinforced by a dramatic 16.6% ...
Today the Richmond Fed Manufacturing Composite Index fell 15 points to -1 from last month's 14. Investing.com had forecast 9.0. Because of the highly volatile nature of this index, we include a ...
This morning's release of the April New Home Sales from the Census Bureau came in at 619K, up 16.6% month-over-month. Seasonally adjusted estimates for January 2014 through March 2016 were revised. ...
Markets on Monday were in a mildly depressed mood. Asian indexes were mixed, but gold finished lower, crude oil declined and European indexes lost ground. Our benchmark S&P 500 wiggled through the...
This morning's release of the April Existing-Home Sales increased from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.45 million units from an upwardly revised 5.36 million in March. The...
The Latest Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for April was released yesterday, but we failed to post usual our update. Here it is ... a day late. The index increased 0.6 percent to 123.9 ...
Thursday's -0.37% finish in the S&P 500 dropped the index fractionally into the red, down 0.19% year-to-date, but today's 0.60% advance lifted it back into the green up 0.41% after 97 market days ...