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The Wages of Fear In Distrustful Times

Financial FAQs Goldman Sachs The Wages of Fear is a famous 1950s French film starring Yves Montand about four men that agree to carry a very dangerous cargo of nitroglycerine, the main dynamite ingredient, through a remote South American jungle … Continue reading

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Why are Consumers Buying Less?

Financial FAQs Wrightson.com President Trump tweeted this morning that U.S. and China were close to a “really big deal”, and stocks rallied with the S&P up as much as 30 points and the DOW 250 points higher in early trading. … Continue reading

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Fear of Recession Rises as Wholesale Prices Fall

The Mortgage Corner MarketWatch The wholesale cost of raw and partly finished goods both fell in August and are negative in the past year, suggesting little inflation in the “pipeline,” according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wholesale inflation has … Continue reading

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Why Fewer Jobs Created in August?

Popular Economics Weekly MarketWatch The economy added just 130,000 new jobs in August, marking the smallest increase in three months and offering more evidence that hiring has slowed amid a broadening trade dispute with China that’s disrupted the U.S. and … Continue reading

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United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Answering the Kennedys’ Call The day after last Thursday’s DOW Index plunged 800 points, President Trump Tweeted a request that Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu block Congresswomen Ilhan Omer and Rashida Tlaib’s visit to Israel and the West Bank. His action … Continue reading

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Manufacturing slows as Trade Wars Quicken

Popular Economics Weekly Trade wars are not really winnable anymore—at least the way President Trump wants to conduct them—or any wars for that matter. This is because we no longer live in a win-lose world where the strong are able … Continue reading

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No Need to Fear Inflation, Or Higher Interest Rates

Popular Economic Weekly Calculated Risk The benchmark 10-year Treasury Bond Yield fell back to 3.11 percent today with the stock market selloff, down from as high as 3.22 percent last week. And Gross Domestic Product rose 3.5 percent in Q3’s … Continue reading

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June Employment Robust—For How Long?

The Mortgage Corner More workers are being hired in manufacturing and professional services in June’s unemployment report. But this is before the trade war now taking hold with at least 5 allies and trading partners. Washington’s 25 percent duties on … Continue reading

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What are Corporations Doing With Their Tax Cut?

Popular Economics Weekly Economists are predicting second quarter GDP growth of as much as 3.8 percent, up from 2.2 percent in Q1 2018. But it may be a one-time surge, as all indications are the massive 2017corporate tax cut that … Continue reading

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Low Mortgage Rates Boost Sales–Even with Limited Supply

The Mortgage Corner Graph: FRED How is it possible the 30-year fixed conforming rate has fallen again to 4.0 percent for 1 origination point in California, yet has never been below 5 percent before the Great Recession, when mortgage fixed … Continue reading

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