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Daily Market MoversThe following news stories, economic reports, and statistical tables are selected and compiled by founder John F. Gallwas, who has been an active participant in the financial service industry since January of 1958.
WednesdayBB: The NAHB January Housing Market index retreated to 67 from an 11-year high of a revised 69 in December, suggesting optimism has plateaued following Donald Trump’s election victory. Any readings below 50 indicate respondents report poor market conditions
BB: As expected the December CPI was up +0.3% vs +0.2% in November, on the back of shelter and fuel prices, pushing inflation closer to the Federal Reserve’s goal. Prices were up 2.1% from a year earlier, the most since June 2014.
TuesdayGallup: Americans remain slightly more optimistic than pessimistic about the economy, with Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index standing at +10.
WS: British Prime Minister Theresa May said the U.K. intends to leave the European Union's single market and would instead pursue a free trade agreement with the bloc.
BB: Chinese President Xi Jinping cautioned against protectionism as he pushed back against criticism of globalization by Donald Trump and other Western populists.
R: China will lower its 2017 economic growth target to around 6.5%, from last year's 6.5-7%, policy sources said, reinforcing a policy shift from supporting growth to pushing reforms to contain debt and housing risks.
Economic Reports for the Week ending Friday January 20, 2017
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