February 20, 2023

Weekly Market Update

By Michael McKeown, CFA, CPA - Chief Investment Officer

Weekly Market Update

Chart of the Week

Existing home sales just fell to the lowest levels of the past two decades. The inventory of homes for sale remains stubbornly low. Households locked in mortgage rates around 3% and are not forced sellers. Most will refuse anything less than the peak prices seen last year. The home price index run since the 2006 peak is something to behold. The inflation-adjusted prices in 2022 exceeded the level of the 2000s.

Housing Prices: Up, Up, & Away

What We’re Reading

Retirement Spending is More Flexible Than Commonly Thought – CFA Institute
What you need to know about the CPI report – KKR
What Is ChatGPT Doing … and Why Does It Work? – Wolfram
Joe Montana Was Here – ESPN

Podcast of the Week

Why Everybody Is Wrong About a Recession and Housing’s Great Comeback – Plain English

The Past Week

Inflation data came in at expectations last week. The year-over-year in price change continued to decline. Housing starts disappointed as higher mortgage rates weigh on homebuyers.

The Past Week

The Week Ahead

The S&P Global Purchasing Manufacturers Index showed expansion for services and better than expected data for manufacturing. We will be watching the price index for Personal Consumption Expenditures this week.

The Week Ahead

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