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Industrial Production rose 0.8% last month, even before President Elect Trump demanded that domestic factories bring their labor needs back to our soils.  Those goods are getting more expensive.  The Consumer Price Index rose 0.3% for the month and 2.1% for the year; Core CPI (sans food and those freshly-minted vehicles) rose about the same.

The Housing Market Index falls from 70 to 67, though the majority of indicators still show continued strength in the housing market.  And so do I.

Mortgage Bonds seem to have topped out and prices are fading.  Speaking of fading: the DOW is down 23 points right now, falling further from reaching that elusive 20,000 mark.