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The Week Ahead: Eye on Interest Rates

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will hold a press conference following Tuesday and Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee Conference. Here's what else is happening in The Week Ahead.

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Brexit’s Far Reaching Impact on U.S. Housing Market

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Following Wednesday’s vote in the U.K. Parliament to postpone the March 29 departure date, the Brexit process is likely to drag on even longer. Despite Brexit taking place across the ocean, how will the process impact the housing market in the U.S.?

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Foreclosure Trends on the Horizon

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Despite historically low levels of foreclosures, are there any indicators suggesting that a reversal is coming? A webinar on Tuesday addressed this question, along with the overall performance of the housing market in the first half of 2018.

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Speculation Surrounds the Fed Balance Sheet

As the Federal Reserve begins to normalize their balance sheet, speculators believe that the final product may be up to three times larger than it was before the financial crisis, if not bigger. The balance sheet refers to the portfolio of securities, such as various types of Treasury debt and mortgage-backed securities (MBS), that it has purchased. Rising interest rates are sure to drive up rates in the housing market, and the Fed’s decision to pullback from mortgage-backed securities will only add to the rising rates.

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