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Contrary 2 jump in existing homes, new home sales -11.4% in Mar,worst mo since 7/13.Difference likely due 2 building delays from bad weather
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Consumer Spending +0.9% in May, most since Aug’09. Consensus = 0.7%. Continue to overweight consumer discretionary stocks.
BLS: Non-farm payrolls +223k, close to 228k consensus. Jobless rate down to 5.4%. We still don’t view June rate hike as likely. Late 2015.
Health care stocks have been remarkably consistent as of late. Sector down for only second month in last 12 in April.
ADP: Private payrolls +169k in Apr, least since Jan’14. Consensus = 205k. We’ll see what Friday’s BLS report shows. Fed definitely watching.
Existing home sales +6.1% in March, best month since Dec’10. More evidence that Jan/Feb econ data was suppressed by bad weather.
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