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Even With Growth, New Home Sales Still In A Depression

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There seems to be lots of confusion about today’s Commerce Department release on new home sales. The report showed that new home sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000. Part of the confusions stems from the fact that that is a completely bogus, made up, fictitious number in the first place. Seasonal adjustments are…

Federal Tax Collections Rebounded This Week

The Federal Government’s withholding tax collections have rebounded over the past week. This continues the usual pattern of quarterly fluctuations. The annual growth rate this week was around 4.7% in nominal terms and probably 2.2-2.7% in real terms. This report illustrates the trends, and covers the particulars and the implications for Treasury supply and the…