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The Week Ahead: Moving into Summer

On Tuesday, Fannie Mae will release its May 2017 Economic and Housing Outlook report. The Outlook is a forecast of economic trends in the housing and mortgage-finance markets, analyzing current and historical data. The previous Outlook from April 2017 saw weak overall economic patterns, while housing activity stayed relatively strong, which Fannie Mae tied to warmer weather.

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The Fed Funds Rate and Unconventional Wisdom

Conventional wisdom suggests that rising Fed Funds rates are bad news for the still-recovering US Housing Market. And it’s easy to see a scenario unfold that supports this theory: lenders react to the Fed action by raising interest rates on ...

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A Possible Future Inflation Bubble

We may be heading toward an inflation bubble, Bloomberg reports. Nominal yields on five-year Treasuries are negative when adjusted for the price outlook, and on the Federal Reserve’s gauge to measure long term inflation expectations, the rate projected for 2022 ...

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Rate Hike Affect on Bank Cards and Mortgages

Bank card default rates went up by one basis point to 3.22 percent between February and January, according to S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. February’s 3.22 percent default rate is a 44-month high, the highest rate since July 2013. Interest ...

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