Monthly Archives: March 2018

Manufacturing Leading 2018 US Growth For How Long?

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: Econoday US manufacturing looks to lead US economic activity this year. Why? Durable goods orders are growing incredibly fast, which are any products that last more than 3 years. This means aircraft and military goods, as … Continue reading

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Housing Sales, Leading Growth Indicator, Higher

The Mortgage Corner Higher new and existing-home sales, and continued economic growth are the reason the Fed raised their overnight rate into a range between 1.5 to 1.75 percent on Wednesday. Even with consistently low inventory levels and faster price … Continue reading

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POTUS’s Reptilian Brain

Popular Economics Weekly Does this description sound familiar? “Territoriality, hierarchical structure of power, control, ownership, wars, jealousy, anger, fear, hostility, worry, stuck or frozen with fear, aggressiveness, conflict, extremist behavior, competitiveness, cold-blooded, dog-eat-dog beliefs, might is right, and survival of … Continue reading

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Single Family Construction, Consumer Sentiment, Higher

The Mortgage Corner The US economy is booming, even with trade wars looming, and Putin attacking democratic institutions everywhere. The good news is interest rates and inflation are still extremely low, and consumers ebullient over their current status. Why not, … Continue reading

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Where is Inflation, and Higher Growth?

Financial FAQs The drumbeat for a higher inflation target is picking up. The Chicago Fed’s Charles Evans recently advocated a less hawkish Fed stanch on maintaining the 2 percent inflation target with few signs of inflation even on the horizon. … Continue reading

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Where is the Inflation, Higher Growth?

Financial FAQs The drumbeat for a higher inflation target is picking up. The Chicago Fed’s Charles Evans recently advocated a less hawkish Fed stanch on maintaining the 2 percent inflation target with few signs of inflation even on the horizon. … Continue reading

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A Gangbusters February Employment Report

Popular Economics Weekly The U.S. added 313,000 new jobs in February, the biggest gain in a year and a half and clear evidence that a strong economy has plenty of room to keep expanding, said Marketwatch. The unemployment rate of … Continue reading

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