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Return Of The Bond Vigilante
Bond market vigilantes are a vanishing species. The label refers to bond traders who are averse to fiscal profligacy but also captures politicians who are wedded to small government.
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Mortgage Rates Are Expected To Rise Further This Year To Their Highest Level In A Decade
Mortgage rates are expected to rise further this year to their highest level in a decade, affecting home buyer’s monthly payments and lessening the dollar increase in home-purchase lending.
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Government Shutdown Impact - New Layoff Announcements
An estimated 800,000 Federal workers missed their first paychecks last week. That could mean the economy lost a pre-tax $4.3B last month, and each month that workers are unpaid.
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Home Price Gains Continued To Slow
National home prices increased 5.1 percent year over year in November 2018 and are forecast to increase 4.8 percent from November 2018 to November 2019.
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November 2018 Consumer Expectations: Inflation Outlook Is Steady Despite Falling Home Price Growth Expectations
Expectations that the unemployment rate will be higher increased for the third consecutive month, while expectations about income and spending growth remained stable.
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What's Behind The U.S. Trade Deficit?
Running a trade deficit is not new for the U.S. It’s been mostly running trade deficits since the 1970s.
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Betting On India
3 years ago
I am a foreigner who lives in India about 6 months a year. there is a theory that a ship runs smoother if all rowers are rowing in the same direction - even if it is wrong. At this point Rajan is the rower trying to move the ship in the opposite direction. It is significantly easier to slow an economy down than speed it up - in fact, i see no evidence from anywhere in the world that monetary policy can be used to accelerate an economy. Rajan's policies are a brake on the indian economy.
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