Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Investment and Housing Prices Among Various Data Released Today

A couple of housing price indices, plus national accounts revisions were released today. Much of the new data is not newsworthy, but I did notice that real nonresidential investment was even lower in Q3 than it was in Q2 -- another indicator that employment is not coming back soon.

I also noticed that the BEA price index for residential structures investment was (marginally) lower for the seventh quarter in a row. Here is a comparison of quarterly Case-Shiller, OFHEO, and BEA (all expressed relative to the PPI for housing construction).

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