Mixed May in US Auto Market

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ESA Car Keys | May saw in increase in the SAAR to 17.37M units, but a 6.1% drop in volume versus May 2015. GM and VW were both down big (-18% and -17.2%, respectively).

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April Housing Market Keeps Chugging Along

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ESA Great Graphs | April’s US housing market increased even in the face of tight inventory and accelerating prices. And that makes it 50 straight months of YOY gains in median existing-home pricing.

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April US Auto Sales Rebound to 17M+ Pace

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ESA Car Keys | April’s rebound in the US automotive market to 17M+ territory comes with its caveats. Sales volume was up, but daily sales rate was down for the month.

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Home Sales Rebound in March

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ESA Great Graphs | The US housing market rebounded in March after a slow February. Existing-Home Sales were up 1.5% year-over-year, and median prices notched their 49th straight annual advance.

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Has the Auto Market Peaked?

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ESA Car Keys | Has the US auto market finally reached a pinnacle and begun to plateau or decline? Here are three questions that were answered with March’s decline in the market.

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US Existing Home Sales Stall in February

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ESA Great Graphs | The quick math of February’s “icy” housing market: Continued upward pricing momentum + “unshakably” low inventory levels = soft U.S. existing-home sales.

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February Auto Market Maintains Pace

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ESA Car Keys | February 2016’s auto market kept pace with a 17.4M SAAR on the strength of truck, CUV and SUV sales. Ford registered a year-over-year increase of nearly 20%.

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January Home Sales Continue Upward

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ESA Great Graphs | Existing-Home Sales continued trending upward in January, while average prices notched their 47th consecutive monthly year-over-year increase.

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Clicks vs Bricks: The Inventory-to-Sales Ratio

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ESA Great Graphs | What the inventory-to-sales ratio means for local retailers, and how it’s an indicator of the clicks vs. bricks share of consumer spending.

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Car Keys: Storm? Strong Start in 2016 for Automotive

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ESA Car Keys | Not even the Blizzard of 2016 could stop the US auto market from posting another solid month in January.

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