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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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