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Schedule for Week of Feb 18, 2018

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Schedule for Week of Feb 18, 2018

The key economic report this week is January existing home sales. —– Monday, Feb 12th —–All US markets are closed in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday. —– Tuesday, Feb 13th —–No major economic releases scheduled. —– Wednesday, Feb 14th —–7:00 AM ET: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the...
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Goldman: “The 2018 Inflation Rebound”

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Goldman: “The 2018 Inflation Rebound”

A few brief excerpts from a note by Goldman Sachs economist Daan Struyven: The 2018 Inflation Rebound Using our top-down and bottom-up core PCE models, we project that both macroeconomic fundamentals as well as sector-specific factors are likely to push core inflation meaningfully higher this year.…We highlight three key drivers of the core PCE...
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Schedule for Week of Feb 11, 2018

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Schedule for Week of Feb 11, 2018

The key economic reports this week are January Housing Starts, Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index (CPI). For manufacturing, January industrial production, and the February New York, and Philly Fed manufacturing surveys, will be released this week. —– Monday, Feb 12th —–No major economic releases scheduled. —– Tuesday, Feb 13th —–6:00 AM ET:...
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January 2018: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 101 Institutions

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January 2018: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 101 Institutions

Note: Surferdude808 compiles an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources. Here is the unofficial problem bank list for January 2018. Here are the monthly changes and a few comments from surferdude808: Update on the Unofficial Problem Bank List for January 2018. The list had a net decline of two insured...
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Schedule for Week of January 7, 2018

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Schedule for Week of January 7, 2018

The key economic reports this week are December retail sales and the Consumer Price Index (CPI). —– Monday, Jan 8th —–3:00 PM: Consumer Credit from the Federal Reserve. The consensus is for consumer credit to increase .0 billion in November. —– Tuesday, Jan 2nd —–6:00 AM ET: NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for December....
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Update: Ten Economic Questions for 2018 #wdym

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Update: Ten Economic Questions for 2018 #wdym

Note: I’ll be on Bloomberg’s #wdym today. Here is a review of the Ten Economic Questions for 2017. Here are my ten questions for 2018. See links at bottom for a follow up, with some thoughts on each of these questions. The purpose of these questions is to provide a framework to think about...
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Question #5 for 2018: Will the Fed raise rates in 2018, and if so, by how much?

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Question #5 for 2018: Will the Fed raise rates in 2018, and if so, by how much?

Earlier I posted some questions for next year: Ten Economic Questions for 2018. I’m adding some thoughts, and maybe some predictions for each question. 5) Monetary Policy:  The Fed raised rates three times in 2017 and started to reduce their balance sheet. The Fed is forecasting three more rate hikes in 2018.  Some analysts...
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Question #8 for 2018: What will happen with house prices in 2018?

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Question #8 for 2018: What will happen with house prices in 2018?

Earlier I posted some questions for next year: Ten Economic Questions for 2018. I’ll try to add some thoughts, and maybe some predictions for each question. 8) House Prices: It appears house prices – as measured by the national repeat sales index (Case-Shiller, CoreLogic) - will be up over 6% in 2017.   What will happen with house...
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2018 Housing Forecasts

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2018 Housing Forecasts

Towards the end of each year I collect some housing forecasts for the following year.  This is an update (I’ll gather several more). First a review of the previous five years … Here is a summary of forecasts for 2017. It is early (just nine months), but in 2017, new home sales will probably...
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