• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.
• At 8:30 AM, The Consumer Price Index for December from the BLS. The consensus is for 0.5% increase in CPI, and a 0.5% increase in core CPI.
On COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):
COVID Metrics NowWeek
AgoGoal Percent fully Vaccinated62.6%—≥70.0%1 Fully Vaccinated (millions)207.8—≥2321 New Cases per Day3🚩750,996509,446≤5,0002 Hospitalized3🚩119,11586,401≤3,0002 Deaths per Day3🚩1,6331,163≤502 1 Minimum to achieve “herd immunity” (estimated between 70% and 85%).
2my goals to stop daily posts,
37-day average for Cases, Currently Hospitalized, and Deaths
🚩 Increasing 7-day average week-over-week for Cases, Hospitalized, and Deaths
✅ Goal met.
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This graph shows the daily (columns) and 7-day average (line) of positive tests reported.