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Jobless Claims Lowest Since April 2008, CPI & Housing Starts Weaker, Building Permits Stay the Same

Consumer Price Index(MoM):   Survey:  0.1%    Actual: 0.0%   Prior:  0.0%  

CPI Ex Food & Energy(MoM):    Survey: 0.1%    Actual: 0.1%   Prior: 0.2%   

Housing Starts:    Survey: 680K    Actual: 657K    Prior: 685K   

Housing Starts (MoM)%:    Survey: -0.7%    Actual: -4.1%    Prior:  9.3%    Revised:  9.1%

Building Permits:    Survey: 679K    Actual: 679K    Prior: 681K    Revised: 680K

Building Permits (MoM)%:    Survey: -0.2%    Actual:  -0.1%    Prior:  5.7%    Revised: 5.6%

Jobless Claims:  Survey:  384K    Actual: 352K   Prior: 399K    Revised:  402K   

Continuing Claims:  Survey: 3590K    Actual:  3432K    Prior:  3628K  Revised: 3647K

US CPI Falls

Consumer Price Index(MoM):   Survey:  0.1%    Actual: 0.0%   Prior:  -0.1%  

CPI Ex Food & Energy(MoM):    Survey: 0.1%    Actual: 0.2%   Prior: 0.1%   

Consumer Price Index(YoY):    Survey: 3.5%    Actual: 3.4%   Prior: 3.5%  

CPI Ex Food & Energy(YoY):    Survey: 2.1%   Actual: 2.2%   Prior: 2.1%  

CPI Core Index SA:    Actual: 226.836  Prior: 226.444  

Consumer Price Index NSA:    Survey: 226.221    Actual: 226.230    Prior: 226.421

US CPI Stays at Par, Housing Starts Improve and Building Permits Weaker

Consumer Price Index(MoM):   Survey:  0.3%    Actual: 0.3%   Prior:  0.4%  

CPI Ex Food & Energy(MoM):    Survey: 0.2%    Actual: 0.1%   Prior: 0.2%   

Consumer Price Index(YoY):    Survey: 3.9%    Actual: 3.9%   Prior: 3.8%  

CPI Ex Food & Energy(YoY):    Survey: 2.1%   Actual: 2.0%   Prior: 2.0%  

CPI Core Index SA:    Actual: 226.137   Prior: 226.014  

Consumer Price Index NSA:    Survey: 224.947    Actual: 226.889    Prior: 226.545

Housing Starts:    Survey: 590K    Actual: 658K    Prior: 571K    Revised: 572K

Housing Starts (MoM)%:    Survey: 3.3%    Actual: 15.0%    Prior: %    Revised: -7.0%

Building Permits:    Survey: 610K    Actual: 594K    Prior: 620K    Revised: 625K

Eurozone Unemployment Slight Rise, Year over Year CPI Stays the Same

EUR Unemployment:  Survey:  9.9%   Actual: 10.0%    Prior:  9.9%   Revised: 10.0%

Bobbys Corner-Open Market-Aug.18.2011

Good Morning:

CHF softened in overnight trading versus the USD and EUR, as speculation that the Swiss National Bank will institute further measures to slow their rising currency.
The USD and JPY saw additional strength prior to this morning’s US data on inflation.  Market participants are expecting the data to show that inflation is not enough of a factor to have the Fed initiate Q3, or 4 or 5- whatever you want to call it.

US CPI Weakens & Empire Manufacturing Shows Another Negative Number

Consumer Price Index(MoM):   Survey: -0.1%    Actual: -0.2%   Prior: -1.3%  

CPI Ex Food & Energy(MoM):    Survey: 0.2%    Actual: 0.3%   Prior: 0.3%   

Consumer Price Index(YoY):    Survey: 3.6%    Actual: 3.6%   Prior: 3.6%  

CPI Ex Food & Energy(YoY):    Survey: 1.6%   Actual: 1.6%   Prior: 1.5%  

CPI Core Index SA:    Actual: 224.958   Prior: 224.387  

Consumer Price Index NSA:    Survey: 225.650    Actual: 225.722    Prior: 225.964

US CPI Data Slightly Better, Empire Manufacturing Drops Hard

Consumer Price Index(MoM):   Survey: 0.1%    Actual: 0.2%   Prior: 0.4%  

CPI Ex Food & Energy(MoM):    Survey: 0.2%    Actual: 0.3%   Prior: 0.2%   

Consumer Price Index(YoY):    Survey: 3.4%    Actual: 3.6%   Prior: 3.2%  

CPI Ex Food & Energy(YoY):    Survey: 1.3%   Actual: 1.5%   Prior: 1.2%  

CPI Core Index SA:    Actual: 224.387   Prior: 223.745  

Consumer Price Index NSA:    Survey: 225.550    Actual: 225.964    Prior: 224.906

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