Economic Indicators

Economic Indicators

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Economic Indicators – Friday, August 01, 2014 from San Diego Union Tribune and CNNmoney as compared to one week ago, compared to the end of the last month, and as compared to the end of the last year.     

IndicatorDOWS&P 500Oil barrelMortgage 30yearFixWSJ Prime RateFedResvGold TroyOzCanada ExRate$China ExRate$Euro ExRate$
Funds ShortTerm
Today16,493.371,925.15$97.884.12%3.25%0.25%$1,293.600.91570.16181.3428
2004 Close10,783.011,204.00$44.015.77%5.25%2.25%$424.000.83030.12101.3644
change5710.36721.1553.87-1.65%-2.00%-2.00%869.600.090.04(0.02)
Last Month16,851.841,960.96$105.744.17%3.25%0.25%$1,318.500.93790.16081.3645
change(358.47)(35.81)(7.86)-0.05%0.00%0.00%(24.90)(0.0222)0.0010(0.0217)
Last Week16,960.571,978.34$102.094.13%3.25%0.25%$1,303.100.92460.16151.3433
change(467.20)(53.19)(4.21)-0.01%0.00%0.00%(9.50)(0.0089)0.0003(0.0005)
2013 Close16,576.661,848.36$98.424.48%3.25%0.25%$1,201.900.93340.16481.3750
2012 Close13,104.141,426.19$91.823.35%3.25%0.25%$1,674.801.00730.16051.3201
2011 Close12,287.041,258.56$99.653.95%3.25%0.25%$1,539.900.97920.15821.2938
2010 Close11,577.501,257.62$76.054.86%3.25%0.25%$1,386.901.01070.15131.3350
2009 Close10,309.921,116.56$76.054.98%3.25%0.25%$1,174.200.94140.14641.4954
2008 Close8,742.46902.99$41.705.01%3.25%0.25%$853.900.84620.14631.3725
2007 Close13,359.611,467.97$96.626.17%7.25%4.13%$828.601.01970.13661.4627
2006 Close12,501.521,418.03$60.536.18%8.25%5.25%$634.100.86150.12791.3146
2005 Close10,784.821,248.29$61.046.22%7.25%4.25%$515.700.85880.12391.1847
2004 Close10,783.011,204.00$44.015.77%5.25%2.25%$424.000.83030.12101.3644

 

  • Gross Domestic Product – GDP

2014

2014

2012

2012

2013

2013

2013

2013

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2.1

4.0

3.1

0.1

 1.1 2.5 4.1 2.6

 

  • Consumer Spending (Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE))

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

+0.2

+0.4

 +0.9

-0.1

 +0.3

 +0.4

 +0.1

 +0.3

 +0.2

 +0.4

 +0.6

 +0.4

 

  • Unemployment Rate – National

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

6.6

6.7

6.7

 6.3

 6.3

 6.2

6.1

 7.3

 7.2

7.3

 7.0

 6.7

 

  •   Consumer Confidence Index (1985 = 100)

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

79.4

78.1

83.9

 82.3

82.2

 86.4

 90.9

 85.1

 82.1

 72.4

 70.4

 77.5

 

  • Inflation rate

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

Jan

Feb

March

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

+1.58%

+1.13%

+1.51%

 +1.95%

 +2.13%

+2.07%

 +1.96%

 +1.52%

 +1.18%

  +0.96%

 +1.24%

 +1.50%

 

  • Housing Starts 

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

Jan

Feb

March

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

0.681

0.573

0.599

0.635

0.632

0.575

0.596

0.587

0.628

0.602

0.727

0.717

 

  • U.S. New Building Permits 

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

Jan

Feb

March

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

991

937

1014

902

1,005

963

911

954

918

1,039

1,007

 1,017

 

  • U.S. New Home Sales

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

Jan

Feb

March

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

427

468

455

440

442

406

497

390

421

354

444

 445

 

  • Existing Single-Family Home Sales

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

Jan

Feb

March

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

4,890

4,620

4,600

4,590

4,910

5,040

5,080

5,390

5,480

5,120

 4,900

 4,820

 

  • Medium New Home Prices (in thousands of dollars)

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

Jan

Feb

March

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

265.9

260.1

260.8

261.8

282.6

273.5

273.5

256.3

254.6

257.4

245.8

268.5

 

  • Medium Existing Home Prices (in thousands of dollars)

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

Jan

Feb

March

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

197.7

188.9

188.8

198.2

212.0

224.3

214.7

213.0

212.2

197.6

 196.2

195.3

We will continue to update and add to this economic summary to help give a quick and clear view of the state of the economy.

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