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FOMC Minutes: A Wide Range of Views

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FOMC Minutes: A Wide Range of Views

From the Fed: Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, July 30–31, 2019. A few excerpts: In their discussion of monetary policy decisions at this meeting, those participants who favored a reduction in the target range for the federal funds rate pointed to three broad categories of reasons for supporting that action. • First,...
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Wednesday: FOMC Minutes

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Wednesday: FOMC Minutes

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index. • During the day, The AIA’s Architecture Billings Index for April (a leading indicator for commercial real estate). • At 2:00 PM, FOMC Minutes, Meeting of April 30-May 1, 2019 Calculated Risk
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Wednesday: Existing Home Sales, FOMC Minutes, BLS Benchmark Revision

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Wednesday: Existing Home Sales, FOMC Minutes, BLS Benchmark Revision

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index. • During the day, The AIA’s Architecture Billings Index for July (a leading indicator for commercial real estate). • At 10:00 AM, Existing Home Sales for July from the National Association of Realtors (NAR)....
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Thursday: ADP Employment, Unemployment Claims, ISM non-Mfg Survey, FOMC Minutes

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Thursday: ADP Employment, Unemployment Claims, ISM non-Mfg Survey, FOMC Minutes

Thursday:• At 8:15 AM ET, The ADP Employment Report for June. This report is for private payrolls only (no government). The consensus is for 188,000 payroll jobs added in June, up from 178,000 added in May. • At 8:30 AM, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 223...
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Wednesday: Housing Starts, FOMC Minutes

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Wednesday: Housing Starts, FOMC Minutes

Two notes from Tim Duy at Fed Watch. First a few excerpts from: Retail Sales, Dudley, Wages 5.) But – and I think this is important – financial conditions continue to easy despite rate hikes: Now the reason why I think you’d want to continue to gradually remove monetary policy...
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Wednesday: ADP Employment, ISM non-Mfg Survey, FOMC Minutes

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Wednesday: ADP Employment, ISM non-Mfg Survey, FOMC Minutes

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index. • At 8:15 AM, The ADP Employment Report for March. This report is for private payrolls only (no government). The consensus is for 170,000 payroll jobs added in March, down from 298,000 added in...
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Wednesday: Job Openings, FOMC Minutes

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Wednesday: Job Openings, FOMC Minutes

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rate Trend is Not Your Friend Mortgage Rates were higher again today, marking the 9th straight day without any improvement. 3.625% is quickly becoming the most prevalent conventional 30yr fixed quotes on top tier scenarios, though quite a few lenders remain at 3.5%.emphasis added Wednesday:• At...
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Wednesday: Housing Starts, Industrial Production, PPI, FOMC Minutes

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Wednesday: Housing Starts, Industrial Production, PPI, FOMC Minutes

A cool map of ships anchored in the Long Beach area from Ron Schweitzer, of Long Beach, CA. Ron captured this yesterday, on a return trip from Catalina, using the iPhone app Boat Beacon. This app shows all the big commercial vessels on your phone, and Ron wrote that he had to “thread the...
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Wednesday: ADP Employment, Trade Deficit, FOMC Minutes

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Wednesday: ADP Employment, Trade Deficit, FOMC Minutes

For fun, here are Byron Wien’s Ten Surprises for 2015. Here are a few: 1. The Federal Reserve finally raises short-term interest rates, well before the middle of the year, encouraged by the improving employment data and strong Gross Domestic Product growth. The timing proves faulty, however, as the momentum of the economy has...
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Wednesday: FOMC Minutes, Architecture Billings Index

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Wednesday: FOMC Minutes, Architecture Billings Index

From Professor Tim Duy: Dudley Revisits Exit Strategy Today New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley gave what was both an interesting and depressing speech. Interesting in that he provides some new thoughts on the exit strategy. Depressing in that he outlines a case for persistently low interest rates. One wonders why, given such...
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