Major league investments july 23 2012_economic update

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Week of July 23 2012 Economic Update by Major League Investments, Inc.

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  1. 1. Major League Investments, Inc. Presents: WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE July 23, 2012WEEKLY QUOTE NO ADVANCE IN CONSUMER PRICES"Live out of your The federal governments Consumer Price Index was flat in June, though the coreimagination, not your CPI (minus food and energy prices) did rise 0.2%. Statistically, this was exactlyhistory." what economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected. Annualized inflation was running at 3.9% back in September; it was just 1.7% in both May and June. 1- Stephen R. Covey HOUSING INDICATORS REGISTER HIGHS & LOWSWEEKLY TIP According to the Commerce Department, housing starts were up 6.9% for June toIf you are serious the highest level since October 2008. The average interest rate on the 30-year FRMabout buying a home, fell to a new record low of 3.53% in Freddie Macs July 19 survey, as did the averagegetting pre-approved rate on the 15-year FRM (2.83%). Existing home sales, however, slipped badly inby a lender can give June - the National Association of Realtors said the sales volume slowed 5.4% to ayou a better chance of pace unseen in nine months. Sales were still 4.5% improved from a year before. 2making a seriousoffer. RETAIL SALES SLIP 0.5% IN JUNE They have now declined for three straight months, and a retreat of that length hasnt been recorded by the Commerce Department since July-DecemberWEEKLY RIDDLE 2008. Analysts polled by Bloomberg News had forecast an increase of at leastI nearly always lie on 0.2%.3a surface, and I comein different shapes STOCKS SLIP FRIDAY BUT GAIN FOR THE WEEKand sizes, often with Spains projection of recession into 2013 sent European shares down about 1% oncurves. You can put Friday, with yields on Spanish bonds topping 7%. The Dow fell 121 points on theme anywhere you like, day, but on the week it rose 0.36% to close at 12,822.57 Friday. The NASDAQyet there is only one (+0.58% to 2,925.30) and S&P 500 (+0.43% to 1,362.66) also posted five-day gains.proper place for me. After a 4.98% weekly gain, NYMEX crude settled Friday at $91.44 per barrel. 4,5What am I? THIS WEEK: Earnings season is in full swing, with McDonalds, Hasbro, Baidu, Halliburton and Texas Instruments offering results Monday. Tuesday, Q2 resultsLast weeks riddle: are in from Apple, Broadcom, DuPont, UPS, Aflac and AT&T. Wednesday, theNote this alphabetic Census Bureau publishes June new home sales data and Ford, ConocoPhillips,progression: B, C, D, E,G. What letter should Symantec, PepsiCo, Bristol-Myers, GlaxoSmithKline, Western Digital, Boeing,then follow as the sixth Caterpillar, VISA, WholeFoods and Zynga issue earnings reports. On Thursday, newletter in this successive initial claims figures are in along with the latest pending home sales report from theseries? NAR and data on hard goods orders in June; earnings arrive from ExxonMobil, 3M, Pulte, Sprint, Expedia, Amazon.com, Starbucks, Amgen, Facebook, Dow Chemical,Last weeks answer: AstraZeneca and Credit Suisse, and a Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  2. 2. P (the next letter in the emergency meeting will be held in response to the PFGBest scandal. Friday bringsalphabet with the same the final University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey for July, the secondrhyming sound). estimate of Q2 GDP and earnings from Barclays, Merck, DR Horton and Chevron. % CHANGE Y-T-D 1-YR CHG 5-YR AVG 10-YR AVG DJIA +4.95 +1.99 -1.49 +5.99 NASDAQ +12.29 +3.95 +1.77 +12.18 S&P 500 +8.35 +2.78 -2.24 +6.07 REAL YIELD 7/20 RATE 1 YR AGO 5 YRS AGO 10 YRS AGO 10 YR TIPS -0.67% 0.62% 2.60% 3.10% Sources: money.msn.com, bigcharts.com, treasury.gov, treasurydirect.gov - 7/20/124,6,7,8 Indices are unmanaged, do not incur fees or expenses, and cannot be invested into directly. These returns do not include dividends. Please feel free to forward this article to family, friends or colleagues. If you would like us to add them to our distribution list, please reply with their address. 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If assistance is needed, the reader is advised to engage the services of a competent professional.Citations.1 - www.marketwatch.com/story/us-consumer-prices-unchanged-in-june-2012-07-17-81035025 [7/17/12]2 - minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/07/19/business/housing-stats/ [7/19/12]3 - www.sfgate.com/business/bloomberg/article/Retail-Sales-Drop-Unexpectedly-on-Weak-U-S-Job-3710443.php [7/16/12]4 - money.msn.com/market-news/post.aspx?post=ed48f96d-7a7c-4319-8c50-47ce5224d6c8 [7/20/12]5 - montoyaregistry.com/Financial-Market.aspx?financial-market=common-financial-mistakes-and-how-to-avoid-them&category=29 [7/20/12]6 - bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/default.asp?symb=DJIA&closeDate=7%2F20%2F11&x=0&y=0 [7/20/12]6 - bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/default.asp?symb=COMP&closeDate=7%2F20%2F11&x=0&y=0 [7/20/12]6 - bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/default.asp?symb=SPX&closeDate=7%2F20%2F11&x=0&y=0 [7/20/12]6 - bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/default.asp?symb=DJIA&closeDate=7%2F20%2F07&x=0&y=0 [7/20/12]6 - bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/default.asp?symb=COMP&closeDate=7%2F20%2F07&x=0&y=0 [7/20/12]6 - bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/default.asp?symb=SPX&closeDate=7%2F20%2F07&x=0&y=0 [7/20/12]6 - bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/default.asp?symb=DJIA&closeDate=7%2F19%2F02&x=0&y=0 [7/20/12]6 - bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/default.asp?symb=COMP&closeDate=7%2F19%2F02&x=0&y=0 [7/20/12]6 - bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/default.asp?symb=SPX&closeDate=7%2F19%2F02&x=0&y=0 [7/20/12]7 - treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/interest-rates/Pages/TextView.aspx?data=realyield [7/20/12]7 - treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/interest-rates/Pages/TextView.aspx?data=realyieldAll [7/20/12]
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