Tag Archives: interest rates

Why aren’t Wages Growing Faster?

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: FRED Interest rates are far too low for this late in the recovery from the Great Recession. We know this because the Treasury Yield Curve has been falling that measures the difference between the 10-year and … Continue reading

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Housing Construction Booming For How Long With a Trade War?

The Mortgage Corner How is it possible the 10-year Treasury yield has fallen back to 2.88 percent, and the 30-year fixed conforming rate is again 4.0 percent for 1 origination point in California? It’s all because the Trump trade wars … Continue reading

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April Housing Sales Slow

The Mortgage Corner Graph: Econoday The above graph says it all. With rising interest rates, housing sales are slowing a bit. Total existing-home sales, https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, decreased 2.5 percent … Continue reading

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Retail Sales, Consumers Resume Spending Ways For How Long?

Financial FAQs Graph: Econoday “Autos are the big story in March,” said Econoday, “jumping 2.0 percent and finally shaking off the long lull following the replacement surge of September’s hurricanes. Excluding autos, retail sales managed only a 0.2 percent gain … Continue reading

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Retail Sales, Consumers Resume Spending Ways For How Long?

Financial FAQs Graph: Econoday “Autos are the big story in March,” said Econoday, “jumping 2.0 percent and finally shaking off the long lull following the replacement surge of September’s hurricanes. Excluding autos, retail sales managed only a 0.2 percent gain … Continue reading

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Q4 GDP Growth Up 2.9% Q/Q

Financial FAQs Graph: Econoday Fourth quarter Gross Domestic Product, the total value of the country’s production of purchases of domestically-produced goods and services by individuals, businesses, foreigners and government entities, rose to 2.9 percent from 2.6 percent in its third … 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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