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My original website was launched in February 2005 using a domain name based on my real name, Doug Short. I'm a first wave boomer with a Ph.D. in English from Duke and a lifelong interest in economics and finance. In 2011 my website was acquired by Advisor Perspectives.

Doug Short Advisor Perspectives

FHFA House Price Index: Up 0.2% in October

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has released its U.S. House Price Index (HPI) for November. U.S. house prices were up 0.2 percent on a seasonally adjusted nominal basis from the previous month. Year-over-year the index is up 4.9% (nonseasonally adjusted). After adjusting for inflation and seasonality, the index is down 0.04% in November and up 3.44% year-over-year (seasonally adjusted).

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Chicago Fed: “Index points to slower economic growth in December”

[unable to retrieve full-text content] "Index points to slower economic growth in December." Led by declines in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) fell to –0.35 in December from +0.41 in November. Three of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index decreased from November, and three of the four categories made negative contributions to the index in December. The index’s three-month moving average,...

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World Markets Update

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Five out of eight indexes on our world watch list posted gains through January 21, 2020. The top performer is our own S&P 500 with a gain of 1.93%. Germany's DAXK is in second with a gain of 1.27% and in third is Tokyo's Nikkei 225  with a gain of 0.88%. Coming in last is Hong Kong's Hang Seng with a loss of -1.96%.

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ECRI Weekly Leading Index Update

[unable to retrieve full-text content] This morning's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts its Weekly Leading Index (WLI) at 150.6, up 2.0 from the previous week. Year-over-year the four-week moving average of the indicator is now at 4.09%, up from last week. The WLI Growth indicator is now at 4.36, up from the previous week.

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