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Structural Reform Inflation Expectations Housing

21 Sept 2021 Productivity Prospects Revisited: Strong Capex Kicks-in Quickly

  • Faster growth in capex will boost productivity quickly, long before the capital stock is fully rebuilt.
  • A re-run of the late 90s productivity boom is a high bar, but even a modest gain would make a difference.
  • Homebuilders like the Delta-driven uptick in demand, but a return to the winter peak is not in the cards.

Ian Shepherdson (Chief Economist and Founder)U.S.

1 Sept 2021 ADP Likely to Report a Solid Gain in August Private Payrolls

  • We look for a 700K rebound in ADP's measure of pri- vate payrolls for August, but it is not always reliable.
  • China's weakening PMIs and lower regional U.S. read- ings point to downside risk for the ISM index today.
  • New housing construction has peaked; it will soon start to fall, following the drop in new home sales

Ian Shepherdson (Chief Economist and Founder)U.S.

31 Aug 2021 Home Price Gains are Slowing, Case- Shiller will Catch Up, Eventually

  • The rate of increase of existing home prices is slowing sharply, but the Case-Shiller data are slow to respond.
  • Downside risk for August consumer confidence, but we already know that Delta is scaring people.
  • Boeing's recovery is supporting the Chicago PMI, but growth in national manufacturing is moderating.

Ian Shepherdson (Chief Economist and Founder)U.S.

29 July 2021 Progress Made, but not "Sufficient Further Progress", Yet

Tapering is inching closer, but talk of rate hikes is de-ferred unless and until labor market signals flash red.

The economy likely expanded at an 8.0% rate in Q2, led by consumption and business investment.

Jobless claims look set to disappoint again today, and look for a big drop in pending home sales..

Ian Shepherdson (Chief Economist and Founder)U.S.

28 July 2021 Expect a Light Touch from the Fed Today, and Some Delta Nerves

Chair Powell will stick to his lines today, and will add that the Fed is closely watching the march of Delta.

Most states appear to be short of the 85% immunity required to suppress the spread of Delta.

Home price gains are set to slow sharply, but rents are likely to accelerate in the second half.

Ian Shepherdson (Chief Economist and Founder)U.S.

22 July 2021 Core CPI Inflation to Settle Above Core PCE as Rents Accelerate

For most of the decade before the pandemic, core CPI inflation ran a few tenths higher than core PCE inflation, mostly because rents, which are twice as important in the core CPI, rose faster than broad inflation.

Ian Shepherdson (Chief Economist and Founder)U.S.

21 July 2021 WSJ Editorial Board Article Raises Blood Pressure; Best Avoided

The Wall Street Journal ran a nonsensical editorial piece yesterday on the subject of inflation.

Ian Shepherdson (Chief Economist and Founder)U.S.

19 July 2021 Faster Job Gains will Support Strong Consumption in H2; Margins to Rise?

The strong June retail sales numbers don't prove anything, but they are consistent with the idea that people have sufficient resources, and sufficient inclination, to maintain—at least—their spending on goods, even as spending on reopening services surges.

Ian Shepherdson (Chief Economist and Founder)U.S.

9 June 2021 Upside Risk for the May Core CPI, from the Covid-Sensitive Sectors

The May CPI is released tomorrow, but interest in the numbers is so high that we want to set out our forecast today, ahead of the rush.

Ian Shepherdson (Chief Economist and Founder)U.S.

8 June 2021 Fundamentals, not Surveys, will Drive the Fed, but the Surveys are Startling

In 2015, key labor market indicators from the NFIB small business survey returned to levels last seen at the peak of the cycle in 2007, and unemployment hit the Fed's then-estimate of the Nairu.

Ian Shepherdson (Chief Economist and Founder)U.S.

28 May 2021 Core PCE Inflation is Headed for 3%- plus, but Probably not in April

The astonishing 0.9% leap in the April core CPI won't be replicated in the core PCE deflator.

Ian Shepherdson (Chief Economist and Founder)U.S.

26 May 2021 Markets and the Fed will React Differently if May Payrolls Rebound

For now, we're sticking to our view that May payroll growth will be stronger than in April, but we're still awaiting further revisions to the Homebase small business employment numbers before we finalize our forecast.

Ian Shepherdson (Chief Economist and Founder)U.S.

25 May 2021 Surging Restaurant Demand is Set to Lift May and June Retail Sales

With Covid continuing to fade away at a rapid, steady pace, New York and New Jersey both dropped restrictions on indoor dining last Wednesday, allowing 100% capacity, provided six feet distancing is maintained between parties.

Ian Shepherdson (Chief Economist and Founder)U.S.

21 May 2021 Expect Better, but not Great, Payrolls in May, Supply is Still Constrained

We were hoping to put off making a forecast for May payrolls for a bit longer, waiting for more data, but interest in the likelihood of a rebound is very high, so it's worth setting out now where the indicators lie.

Ian Shepherdson (Chief Economist and Founder)U.S.

4 May 2021 Manufacturing Growth has Peaked, for now; Inflation Pressure has not

Every few months, though unfortunately not on a regular schedule, the ISM index diverges from the regional PMI and Fed surveys of manufacturing,

Ian Shepherdson (Chief Economist and Founder)U.S.

30 Apr 2021 The Biden Agenda is Startlingly Ambitious, Achievability is Unclear

President Biden's $1.8T American Families Plan, together with the $2.3T infrastructure plan, and the $1.9T Covid relief bill, amount to nothing less than attempt to push the United States towards a European-style social democratic model. 

Ian Shepherdson (Chief Economist and Founder)U.S.

29 Apr 2021 Too Soon for Taper Talk, Again, Despite the Improving Outlook

The FOMC made no policy changes yesterday and the statement was little different to the March note.

Ian Shepherdson (Chief Economist and Founder)U.S.

29 Mar 2021 Hospital Services Inflation is Rocketing

We had planned to lead this Monitor with our take on
the idea that supply constraints are depressing housing market activity, but then we looked at the February personal income report, and changed our mind. 

Ian Shepherdson (Chief Economist and Founder)U.S.

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