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Fed’s Beige Book: “Economic activity expanded moderately”, “concern about trade policy”

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Fed’s Beige Book: “Economic activity expanded moderately”, “concern about trade policy”

Fed’s Beige Book “This report was prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland based on information collected on or before May 21, 2018.” Economic activity expanded moderately in late April and early May with few shifts in the pattern of growth. The Dallas District was an exception, where overall economic activity sped up...
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Wednesday: Chicago PMI, Pending Home Sales, Beige Book

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Wednesday: Chicago PMI, Pending Home Sales, Beige Book

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Sideways Near Long-Term Lows Mortgage rates remained relatively unchanged again today.  This continues the sideways trend leading into Memorial Day weekend.  As the current week progresses, we can expect to see volatility increase thanks to the presence of more significant economic data. For what it’s worth,...
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Wednesday: CPI, Industrial Production, Homebuilder Survey, Beige Book, Yellen Speech

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Wednesday: CPI, Industrial Production, Homebuilder Survey, Beige Book, Yellen Speech

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Back Near 2-Month Lows Mortgage rates moved lower today, generally recovering the losses seen last Friday. This brings many lenders back in line with the lowest levels since November 17th, although last Wednesday (Jan 11) was slightly better on average. There hasn’t been enough volatility...
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Fed’s Beige Book: Economic activity expanded in the “modest to moderate range” in most Districts

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Fed’s Beige Book: Economic activity expanded in the “modest to moderate range” in most Districts

Fed’s Beige Book “Prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and based on information collected on or before April 7, 2016.” Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts suggest that national economic activity continued to expand in late February and March, though the pace of growth varied across Districts. Most Districts said that...
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Fed’s Beige Book: “Economic activity expanded in most Districts”

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Fed’s Beige Book: “Economic activity expanded in most Districts”

Fed’s Beige Book “Prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and based on information collected before February 22, 2016.” Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts continued to indicate that economic activity expanded in most Districts since the previous Beige Book report. Economic growth increased moderately in Richmond and San Francisco and...
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Fed’s Beige Book: Economic Activity Expanded mostly at Modest to Moderate pace

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Fed’s Beige Book: Economic Activity Expanded mostly at Modest to Moderate pace

Fed’s Beige Book “Prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland based on information collected on or before April 3, 2015.” Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicate that the economy continued to expand across most regions from mid-February through the end of March. Activity in the Richmond, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, and San...
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Wednesday: Yellen, Industrial Production, PPI, Beige Book, Homebuilder Survey

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Wednesday: Yellen, Industrial Production, PPI, Beige Book, Homebuilder Survey

For enjoyment, some thoughts from Paul Krugman on Life Without Cars. I’ve been thinking about “IT-mediated car services” combined with self-driving cars. I agree with Krugman’s points, but what does this mean for real estate and housing? How about no home garages? (I dislike big ugly home garages at the front of homes –...
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Wednesday: Beige Book, Homebuilder Confidence, Tar and Feathers

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Wednesday: Beige Book, Homebuilder Confidence, Tar and Feathers

Note: The action in the House today was a side show for political purposes only. The real action is in the Senate, and I expect an agreement to be reached soon. From the NY Times: Conservatives and Moderates Close to Open Revolt On the brink of a historic default, House Republicans on Tuesday put...
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Wednesday: ADP Employment, ISM Service Index, Fed’s Beige Book

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Wednesday: ADP Employment, ISM Service Index, Fed’s Beige Book

The earliest report tomorrow – the weekly mortgage survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association – is expected to show 30 year mortgage rates at or above 4%. Neil Irwin at the WaPo asks: Will higher mortgage rates kill the housing market? Maybe not! ising mortgage rates, if they’re rising for good reasons, could actually...
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Wednesday: CPI, Industrial Production, Homebuilder Confidence, Beige Book

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Wednesday: CPI, Industrial Production, Homebuilder Confidence, Beige Book

Former Republican Senator Alan Simpson was on CNBC today. Here was the Q&A on the debt ceiling: Maria Bartiromo: “Do you believe the GOP should be using the debt ceiling as leverage point to get the President to agree to the cuts?” Alan Simpson: “I think that would be a grave mistake. I don’t...
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