Saturday, May 16, 2020

Weekly Indicators for May 11 - 15 at Seeking Alpha

 - by New Deal democrat

My Weekly Indicators post is up at Seeking Alpha. Noteworthy this week is that mortgage rates have fallen to new all-time lows, and mortgage applications, not coincidentally, have rebounded sharply.

This is good news since housing normally leads the way in economic recoveries. This is an important positive for whenever the time comes that more normal life is able to safely resume.

As usual, clicking over and reading helps reward me a little bit for my efforts.

Coronavirus dashboard for May 16: 10 US States worse than the worst country, only 7 ready to transition to “test, trace, and isolate” regimen

 - by New Deal democrat

Here is the update through yesterday (May 15).

As usual, significant developments are in italics

Before we get to the US raw numbers, here are a few graphic comparisons.

The worst country in the world for deaths on a per capita basis is Ecuador, at 7 per million: