All Posts Tagged: gas prices

U.S. Outlook: Dissecting FOMC intentions

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing monthly totals of jobs created (or lost) in the past 5 years.

The Federal Reserve remained coy in its July statement about when to initiate the first Fed funds interest rate hike.

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U.S. Outlook: No worries, mate — rebound continues

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent GDP readings, along with forecast for next several quarters.

It’s been another week of better readings on U.S. housing, initial jobless claims, and leading economic indicators.

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U.S. Outlook: The slog continues

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Bar graph showing monthly retails sales in 2014, with red dips in Jan and Dec.

After all the recent good economic news in recent weeks, the retail sales decline in December was a disappointment.

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In the Market: A bonus from low gas prices

Nneka Madus
Posted by Nneka Madus
Mortgage Market Analyst
Woman at gas station using her credit card at the pump.

The falling price of oil is playing a role in driving down mortgage rates; this may likely keep rates low well into 2015.

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