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    Consumer

    GDP Will Be the Highlight This Week

    We’re nearing the end of August—many investment professionals will be watching markets from the beach. The second revision to Q2 GDP will be out on Friday.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Earnings Report

    What Happened to KB Home’s Earnings in 2Q16?

    KB Home’s net income came in at $15.6 million on a GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) basis, as compared to $9.6 million in 2Q15.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brexit Will Overshadow Economic Data This Week

    We do have some important economic data this week—personal income and spending, the third revision to first quarter GDP, and construction spending.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Financials

    FOMC Meeting Looms Large This Week

    The FOMC meets on July 26 and 27. Two weeks ago, it was a non-event. The market has been raising its estimates for the federal funds rate by the end of 2016.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Consumer

    Homebuilder Earnings and Housing Data on Tap this Week

    This week is relatively data-light. However, a slew of reports will interest real estate investors.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Consumer

    Quiet Week between the Jobs Report and FOMC Meeting

    The week after the jobs report usually doesn’t have much data—more or less, this week isn’t an exception. Earnings season kicks off this week.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did the Jobs Report Shock Investors Last Week?

    The shockingly weak jobs report on Friday dominated the week ending June 3. Non-farm payrolls only increased by 38,000.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    2nd revision to 1Q16 GDP Will Be the Highlight of the Week

    On Friday, May 27, we’ll get the second revision to 1Q16 GDP. Wall Street is forecasting the number to come in at 0.9%.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Week in Review: The FOMC Minutes Shocked the Bond Market

    Last week, bond yields rose to 1.84% on the FOMC minutes. Note the Fed has set up the Market for rate hikes several times in the past couple of years only to get cold feet at the last moment.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
  • uploads///Nonfarm Payrolls
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Week in Review: Jobs Report Disappoints

    The week ending May 6, 2016, was dominated by the jobs report on Friday. It was weaker than expected. The payroll growth was a measly 160,000.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
  • uploads///Retail Sales
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Week Ahead: Retail Sales Will Dominate the Headlines

    There will be a few important data points to ponder this week including job openings, retail sales, and inventory data.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Data-Heavy Week Ahead, Dominated by Jobs Report

    After an uneventful FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting last week where the Fed stood firm, all eyes turned to the jobs report this coming Friday, May 6.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
  • uploads///JOLT Job Openings
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Week Ahead: Job Openings Are the Highlight of a Data-Light Week

    This week, investors will still be digesting the jobs report from last Friday. The biggest data points will be the JOLTS jobs report and retail sales.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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