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Summary: The current flow of activity data continues to confirm the "real acceleration" dynamic we have continued to flag in these updates. While there might be signs of nominal spending deceleration finally ending, we would wait until we see the services PCE and ECI data before we make a stronger call there. The housing recovery is continuing, despite negative "surprises" relative to the forecasting consensus. Housing will add to Real GDP in Q2, and with multifamily supply starting to hit the market more directly, there are some downside risks to rent CPI inflation in 2024Q4. Q2 GDP nowcasts still look too low.