US Migration Patterns by State - Altas Van Lines Study

Atlas Van Lines released a study providing insight into where Americans are moving based on traffic flows. They categorized states into Inbound, Outbound and Balanced using the number of shipments in/out of the state as the criteria. For example, a state was considered InBound if more that 55% of the total shipments for that state were inbound, OutBound if more than 55% of shipments were out of the state and Balanced if shipments in and out of the state were both below 55%. The results are summarized in the graph above and in detail at this link: https://www.atlasvanlines.com/AtlasVanLines/media/Migration-Patterns-PDFs/2017-Migration-Patterns.pdf Nevada, the Northwest, DC, Maine, Rhode Islan

US Residential Markets with High Concentrations of Fix and Flips

According to ATTOM Data Solutions' Q3 2017 U.S. Home Flipping Report, 5.1% of US home sales were flips, down from 5.6% in Q2. The motivation for these flips is the potential profits with 47.7% return on average in Q3 but below 48.7% in Q2. Because of higher acquisitions cost and a lack of inventory, the areas where house flipping is a significant percentage of sales is changing. Memphis, Tennessee has the highest number of flips as a percentage of sales at 12.0%. Compare that to Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim where flips are 5.9% of sales or San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward at 3.8% of sales. Below is a chart of the markets with the highest concentration of house flips: Additional data is provid

ADP Employment Report +250,000 for December 2017

Professional/business services saw the greatest increase at 72,000 with education and health services close behind at 50,000. The largest gain was seen in companies with 50-499 employees - increasing payrolls by 100,000. The full report is available at: http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2017/December/NER/docs/ADP-NATIONAL-EMPLOYMENT-REPORT-December2017-Final-Press-Release.pdf Disclaimer - This material has been distributed for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice or a recommendation of any particular security, strategy or investment product.

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