New Home Sales, Richmond Fed Mfg


by Calculated Risk on 8/22/2022 08:36:00 PM

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Highest Mortgage Rates in More Than a Month

The average 30yr fixed rate is back in the upper 5% range with some lenders already in the low 6’s. … Rather than view the recent rate spike as the product of one or two individual events, it’s better thought of as a general correction to the overly-aggressive drop in July [30 year fixed 5.72%]
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• At 10:00 AM ET, New Home Sales for July from the Census Bureau. The consensus is for 575 thousand SAAR, down from 590 thousand in June.

• Also at 10:00 AM, Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for August.

On COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):

COVID Metrics
  Now Week
New Cases per Day2 88,063 101,009 ≤5,0001
Hospitalized2 30,764 36,029 ≤3,0001
Deaths per Day2 390 443 ≤501
1my goals to stop daily posts,
27-day average for Cases, Currently Hospitalized, and Deaths
🚩 Increasing 7-day average week-over-week for Cases, Hospitalized, and Deaths

✅ Goal met.

COVID-19 Deaths per DayClick on graph for larger image.

This graph shows the daily (columns) and 7-day average (line) of deaths reported.

Average daily deaths bottomed in July 2021 at 214 per day.


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