Monthly Archives: March 2019

This Is Not a Recession!

Financial FAQs fred stlouisfed.org. There is no ‘looming’ recession about to happen, in spite of the warnings from pundits; none of whom are reputable economists to date. For instance, Trump’s new pick for the Federal Reserve Board is not a … Continue reading

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Near-Record Home Sales Combine with Record Low Interest Rates

The Mortgage Corner Graph: Econoday Existing-home sales rebounded strongly in February, experiencing the largest month-over-month gain since December 2015, according to the National Association of Realtors. Three of the four major U.S. regions saw sales gains, while the Northeast remained … Continue reading

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Who’s Most Damaged by Trade Wars??

Popular Economics Weekly Why cannot the Trump administration make $1 + $1 = $2? It’s obvious to all major economists and anyone with basic arithmetic skills that foreign tariffs not only raise the prices of those imports to US, which … Continue reading

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Why Do We Depend on the Fed??

Financial FAQs The March FOMC meeting ended today, the Fed left rates unchanged, and financial markets are spinning their wheels attempting to guess what happens next—e.g., how many rates hikes this year? The Fed’s decision to pause their rate hikes … Continue reading

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ANSWERING the KENNEDYS CALL FOR PEACE

The Rebuilding of Local Communities! Where does the rebuilding of local communities that creates a sense of healthy community itself really happen? At the local level, whether it be in neighborhoods, towns, or cities. It is everywhere residents find a … Continue reading

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Even More Job Openings!

Financial FAQs Calculated Risk The consensus from the Labor Department’s latest JOLTS report is job openings (graph yellow line) keep rising and employers are scrambling to fill them. January’s number of job openings rose 1.4 percent to 7.581 million that … Continue reading

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Why No Inflation??

Financial FAQs Econoday There is almost no inflation, and the markets love it, as both stocks and bonds are rallying on news. The Consumer Price Index rose just 1.5 percent in February, and its core without more volatile food and … Continue reading

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