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The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of February 1……

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of February 1……


Obama Average Job Approval   47.6%


Obama Favorability   52.7%


Right Direction / Wrong Track   34.9% / 59.1%


Congressional Approval   18.4%

Standard & Poor’s

S&P 5001    073.87 (up 239 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    48 points below zero

U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims    470,000 (down 115,000 since 1/20/09)


Interest on 30-Year Fixed Mortgage   5.13%


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 Delinquency9.64%

National Association of Realtors

Sales of Existing Homes, Annual Rate (Monthly   )5.45 million in December (down 16.7% from November)

January 31, 2010 - Posted by | Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Media, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , ,

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