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Demystifying the Economics of Housing

Dwight Johnston, Chief Economist, California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues on the economics and politics of the housing market and the trends that are likely to impact it during the year. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the May issue of DS News, out now.

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Fed’s Beige Book Builds Case for Further Rate Hikes

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve released its latest edition of the Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions, more commonly known as the Beige Book. The Book is published in advance of each meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, ...

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Powell Doubles Down on “Further Gradual” Interest Rate Hikes

On Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell made his first appearance before Congress since being sworn into the role. Remarking on the strengthening U.S. economy, Powell told Congress that “some of the headwinds the U.S. economy faced in previous years ...

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FDIC Dodd-Frank Stress Test Scenarios Highlight Economic Expectations

Unemployment, exchange rates, prices, income, and interest rates are some of the economic factors that will reveal whether banks in the U.S. are armed with robust capital planning processes and sufficient capital to continue operations during times of economic or financial ...

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Fed Maintains Interest Rates as Yellen’s Tenure Winds Down

Janet Yellen oversaw her final meeting of the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Wednesday afternoon, with the Committee holding fast on interest rates and revising their projections on expected inflation. “Gains in employment, household spending, and business fixed ...

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Powell Was Hesitant About Fed MBS Purchases in 2012

Transcripts released by the Fed provided insight into the man due to take over as Fed chair in 2018, assuming he receives Senate confirmation. The Fed published meeting transcripts from 2012 last week, continuing their policy of releasing such transcripts ...

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Fed Anticipates Economic Boosts from Tax Bill

The Federal Reserve released the minutes for the Fed’s December 2017 Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Wednesday afternoon, providing insights into the recent decision to increase interest rates, as well as other key economic concerns. That meeting saw the ...

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