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Fannie Mae: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate declined in March, Lowest since June 2008

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Fannie Mae: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate declined in March, Lowest since June 2008

Fannie Mae reported today that the Single-Family Serious Delinquency rate declined in March to 1.44%, down from 1.52% in February. The serious delinquency rate is down from 1.78% in March 2015. This is the lowest rate since June 2008. The Fannie Mae serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 5.59%. Note: These are...
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Thursday: GDP, Unemployment Claims

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Thursday: GDP, Unemployment Claims

Atlanta Fed GDP Now: The final GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the first quarter of 2016 is 0.6 percent on April 27, up from 0.4 percent on April 26. New York Fed Nowcasting: GDP growth prospects remain...
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Thursday: GDP, Unemployment Claims

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Thursday: GDP, Unemployment Claims

Atlanta Fed GDP Now: The final GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the first quarter of 2016 is 0.6 percent on April 27, up from 0.4 percent on April 26. New York Fed Nowcasting: GDP growth prospects remain...
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Tuesday: Case-Shiller House Prices, Durable Goods

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Tuesday: Case-Shiller House Prices, Durable Goods

Earlier from the Dallas Fed: Texas Manufacturing Activity Expands Again Texas factory activity increased for a second month in a row in April, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions,...
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A Balanced Life – Part 2

A Balanced Life – Part 2

Please read part 1 of A Balanced Life. Most people are time wasters.  They waste their own time, and they waste your time as well.  To be successful and happy, you must discipline yourself to work all the time you work.  The average employee...
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Schedule for Week of April 24, 2016

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Schedule for Week of April 24, 2016

The key economic reports this week are the first estimate of Q1 GDP, March New Home sales, and the Case-Shiller House Price Index for February. The FOMC is meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday, and no change in policy is expected at this meeting. —– Monday,...
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Wednesday: Existing Home Sales

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Wednesday: Existing Home Sales

One more comment on housing starts, here is my prediction from the beginning of this year: Most analysts are looking for starts to increase to around 1.25 million in 2016, and for new home sales around 560 thousand. This would be an increase of...
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A Balanced Life – Part 1

A Balanced Life – Part 1

I just returned from a long-overdue two-week family vacation in Thailand.  It was amazing!  I recommend adding it to your bucket list. Being there gave me some time to think about life’s priorities and how to better balance my life.  So this week I...
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Sunday Night Futures

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Sunday Night Futures

For amusement, the Barron’s cover this week says “Detroit is Back!” Hmmm … the correct time to be looking for the bottom in auto sales was in 2009.   It has been a nice ride. Note: Some yellow journalism sites will trumpet the Barron’s...
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