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Why Isn’t Inflation a Problem?

Popular Economics Weekly us.econoday.com It looks like inflation will no longer be a problem holding back consumer spending for the forseeable future; or in any other economy in the developed world as well. It’s not a problem because economies today … Continue reading

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It’s the Third Largest Housing Boom Ever!

The Mortgage Corner fred.stlouisfed.org The 10-year Treasury bond yield has fallen back to 2.86 percent, which is usually recession territory. And the 30-year conforming fixed rate is 4.125 percent again with a 1-point origination fee. This is unheard of in … Continue reading

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Retail Sales Surge While Consumers Pay Down Debt

Popular Economics Weekly Econoday.com U.S. retail sales rebounded sharply in October as purchases of motor vehicles and building materials surged, likely driven by rebuilding efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Florence. CBS News reports an economic consulting firm says Hurricane … Continue reading

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Retail Sales Surge While Consumers Pay Down Debt

Popular Economics Weekly Econoday.com U.S. retail sales rebounded sharply in October as purchases of motor vehicles and building materials surged, likely driven by rebuilding efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Florence. CBS News reports an economic consulting firm says Hurricane … Continue reading

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Higher Interest Rates Ahead?

Popular Economics Weekly Econoday.com The benchmark 10-year Treasury Bond Yield that determines mortgage and other long term rates ended at 3.13 percent today from 3.11 percent last week with the continued stock market selloff. It was as high as 3.22 … Continue reading

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Record Income Inequality = U.S. Credit Downgrade?

Financial FAQs Graph: MarketWatch The current debate whether the U.S. will escape the ‘new normal’ of slower economic growth since the Great Recession (when homeowners lost a collective $9 trillion in value) is taking a new turn with Moody’s Investor … Continue reading

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What Do Slowing Retail Sales Mean?

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: Econoday Retail sales are slowing this fall, yet consumers’ confidence is at an all-time high. Why are consumers buying less and saving more this season? It could be higher interest rates, as the Fed has raised … Continue reading

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