All Posts Tagged: interest rates

U.S. Outlook: FOMC signals a return to normalcy

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent rise in borrowing costs.

Given the mechanics of the Fed’s liftoff were quite different this time around, we thought a review of how things are going was in order.

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In the Market: Sports rituals vs. housing rituals

Nneka Madus
Posted by Nneka Madus
Mortgage Market Analyst
Older man and grandson (in red football helmet) on a couch watching football and enjoying snacks.

We humans may do almost anything to find our dream home or sell our current home quickly.

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Instant Analysis: FOMC statement for December

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Shot of the Federal Reserve on a sunny day.

I never thought I would live to see the day.  The FOMC decided today to take baby-steps toward interest rate normalization. 

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U.S. Outlook: A few modest misses won’t deter a Fed hike

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent dip in small business optimism

The last full week of U.S. economic releases — before what is arguably the biggest FOMC meeting in nine years — came in on the underwhelming side.

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