• 2018 has thus far delivered solid but unspectacular Economic Recovery.

  • Last week’s Economic data revealed Inflation holding steady while Economic growth simply grinding along.

  • The expected increased in Consumer Spending resulting from the Tax Bill has shown but a few signs that consumers are rushing to spend.

    • The upcoming Retail Sales Data will reveal the willingness of the American consumer to spend.

  • If Retail Sales & Industrial Production post gains (as is expected) we will likely see rate rising.


California Makes Solar A New Home Requirement

The California Energy Commission has mandated that by 2020 all newly built homes must have solar panels or access a shared solar-power system. The estimated cost will add an average $16,000 to a new home, which translates to around $40 additional on an average 30-year mortgage. However, it is predicted that the new homes will save an average of $80 per month on monthly heating, cooling, and electricity bills. Other states already have similar mandates being considered.

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WMN- 5.14. 2018