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News by the Numbers: Week of February 19, 2018

Five noteworthy figures from the previous week

4.25%
What the Dow Industrials gained back last week.

Across five trading sessions, the blue chips rose 1,028.48 points, elevating their year-to-date performance to +2.02% as of Friday’s close.

Source: markets.wsj.com/us [2/8/18]  

0.3%
The rise in core consumer inflation in January.

When did the core Consumer Price Index last show a monthly gain this large? March 2005. The core CPI factors out unstable energy and food costs, so this number is especially notable for economists and investors looking for hints of mounting inflation pressure.

Source: thestreet.com/story/14488773/1/bond-yields-surge-as-investors-anticipate-rate-hikes-following-inflation-uptick.html [2/16/18]

44 Million
The number of Americans carrying some form of student debt.

As CBS Moneywatch notes, their collective debts total approximately $1.4 trillion.

Source: www.cbsnews.com/news/the-radical-case-for-abolishing-student-debt/ [2/13/18]

1.4 Million
The annualized pace of building permits, recorded by the Census Bureau for January.

Why is this number notable? It represents a high unseen since 2007.

Source: marketwatch.com/story/housing-starts-soar-in-january-building-permits-hit-10-12-year-high-2018-02-16 [2/16/18]

25.52%
The P/E ratio of the S&P at Friday’s closing bell.

Right now, share prices are richly valued compared to corporate earnings.

Source: www.multpl.com/ [2/16/18]

 

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 Citations:

markets.wsj.com/us [2/16/18] 

thestreet.com/story/14488773/1/bond-yields-surge-as-investors-anticipate-rate-hikes-following-inflation-uptick.html [2/16/18]

www.cbsnews.com/news/the-radical-case-for-abolishing-student-debt/ [2/13/18]

marketwatch.com/story/housing-starts-soar-in-january-building-permits-hit-10-12-year-high-2018-02-16 [2/16/18]

www.multpl.com/ [2/16/18]

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