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Disaster Preparation—Why Irrational Exuberance?

Popular Economics Weekly WTI Crude Oil Stock and bond prices are gyrating when the world economy doesn’t seem to know what to make of China’s coronavirus that has now spread to some 23 countries, according to latest reports. And that … Continue reading

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Why Are Mortgage Rates At Historical Lows?

The Mortgage Corner Mortgage rates continued to tumble over the past week as investors fled to the safety of government bonds, pushing Treasury yields down, mortgage provider Freddie Mac said Thursday. This is no surprise given the geopolitical uncertainties buffeting … Continue reading

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No Recession Is In the Cards

Financial FAQs There is a growing consensus among economists that recovery from the Great Recession will continue for several more years. This is in part because there are really no signs of a looming recession. Inflation is still too low, … Continue reading

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Which Are Fastest Growing States?

Popular Economics Weekly A very interesting report by the Philadelphia Fed is just out that surveys economic growth in all 50 states. And the report shows excellent growth continuing in most of the country as of September. The Federal Reserve … Continue reading

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Will 2015 Interest Rates Remain This Low?

The Mortgage Corner Record low interest rates are holding, in spite of the latest stock market selloffs, and may remain low throughout 2015. Why? Oil prices are still below $50/barrel, and overall prices are falling throughout the developed world. The … Continue reading

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