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The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of January 18……

The Zeigeist (economic data) for the week of January 18, 2010…..


Obama Average Job Approval   48.3%


Obama Favorability   53.7%


Right Direction / Wrong Track   36.5% / 55.8%


Congressional Approval   19.8%

Standard & Poor’s

S&P 500    1,136.03 (up 301 points since 1/20/09)

National Federation of Independent Businesses

Small Business Optimism Index   88.0 (down 0.3% from November)

ABC News/Washington Post

Consumer Comfort Index   47 points below zero

U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims   444,000 (down 141,000 since 1/20/09)


Interest on 30-Year Fixed Mortgage   5.18%


Newly foreclosed properties in December    349,519

U.S. Department of Labor

Unemployment   10.0%

U.S. Department of Labor

Consumer Price Index   +0.1 in December

Mortgage Bankers Association

Quarterly Delinquency    9.64%

National Association of Realtors

Sales of Existing Homes, Annual Rate ( Monthly )   6.54 million in November  ( 7.4% from October)

January 18, 2010 - Posted by | Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Media, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , ,

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