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Weekly Gasoline Prices: Regular and Premium Down 10+ Cents

As of November 28, the price of Regular and Premium were down 11 and 12 cents each, respectively, from the previous week. According to GasBuddy.com, Hawaii has the highest average price for Regular at $5.14 and Texas has the cheapest at $2.79. The WTIC end-of-day spot price closed at 77.24 and is down 3.5% from last week.

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Consumer Confidence Falls Again in November

The headline number of 100.2 was a decrease of 2.0 from the final reading of 102.2 for October.

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FHFA House Price Index Inches Up in September

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has released its U.S. House Price Index (HPI) for September. U.S. house prices were up 0.1% on a seasonally adjusted nominal basis from the previous month. Year-over-year the index is up 11.0% on a non-seasonally adjusted nominal basis. After adjusting for inflation and seasonality, the index is down 0.13% in September and up 1.8% year-over-year (seasonally adjusted).

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World Markets Update: November 28, 2022

Six of eight indexes on our world watch list posted losses through November 28, 2022. The top performer is India's BSE SENSEX with a YTD gain of 7.30%. London's FTSE 100 is in second with a gain of 1.21%, and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 is in third with a loss of 2.18%. Coming in last is Hong Kong's Hang Seng with a loss of 26.07% YTD.

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Margin Debt Down 2.2% in October

FINRA has released new data for margin debt, now available through October. The latest debt level is down 2.2% month-over-month.

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November Regional Fed Manufacturing Overview

Five out of the twelve Federal Reserve Regional Districts currently publish monthly data on regional manufacturing: Dallas, Kansas City, New York, Richmond, and Philadelphia. The latest average of the five for November is -8.9, down from the previous month.

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Dallas Fed Manufacturing Growth Declines in November

The Dallas Fed released its Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey (TMOS) for November. The latest general business activity index came in at -14.4, down 5 from last month. All figures are seasonally adjusted.

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Treasury Snapshot: November 23, 2022

The yield on the 10-year note ended November 23, 2022 at 3.71%, the 2-year note ended at 4.46%, and the 30-year at 3.74%.

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Cryptocurrencies Through 11/23

Here's the latest on the largest cryptocurrencies by market share.

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Michigan Consumer Sentiment Falls 5% in November

The November Final Report came in at 56.8, down 3.1 (5.2%) from the October Final. Investing.com had forecast 55.0. Since its beginning in 1978, consumer sentiment is 34 percent below the average reading (arithmetic mean) and 33 percent below the geometric mean.

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New Home Sales Jumps 7.5% in October

This morning's release of the October New Home Sales from the Census Bureau came in at 632K, up 7.5% month-over-month from a revised 588K in September. The Investing.com forecast was for 570K. The median home price is now at $493K.

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Weekly Unemployment Claims: Up 17K

This morning's seasonally adjusted 240K new claims, up 17k from the previous week's revised figure, was worse than the Investing.com forecast of 225K.

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Headline Durable Goods Orders Up 1% in October

The latest new orders number at 1% month-over-month (MoM) was better than the Investing.com 0.4% estimate. The series is up 10.% year-over-year (YoY). If we exclude transportation, "core" durable goods was up 0.5% MoM and up 4.9% YoY.

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CFNAI Components: Employment, Production, Consumption, Sales

The Chicago Fed's National Activity Index, which we reported on yesterday, is based on 85 economic indicators drawn from four broad categories of data:

  • Production and Income
  • Employment, Unemployment, and Hours
  • Personal Consumption and Housing
  • Sales, Orders, and Inventories
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Richmond Fed Manufacturing Softens in November

Fifth District manufacturing declined in November, according to the most recent survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The composite manufacturing index is at -9 in November, up 1 from October.