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The Federal Reserve Is Increasing The Pace Of Interest Rate Hikes Just In Time For The 2018 Mid-Term Elections

Facebook Twitter Reddit Email If the Federal Reserve really wanted to hurt the U.S. economy, the quickest way that it could do that would be by aggressively raising interest rates.  Lower interest rates make it less expensive to borrow money, and therefore economic activity tends to expand in a low interest rate environment.  Alternatively, higher […]

European Implosion Sends Panic Through Global Markets As George Soros Warns ‘We May Be Heading For Another Major Financial Crisis’

Facebook Twitter Reddit Email I told you to keep your eyes on Europe.  On Tuesday, widespread panic shot through European financial markets and this deeply affected U.S. markets as well.  The Dow Jones industrial average fell 391 points, and at this point the Dow and the S&P 500 have been down for three trading sessions […]

12 Indications That The Next Major Global Economic Crisis Could Be Just Around The Corner

Facebook Twitter Reddit Email There have not been so many trouble signs for the global economy in a very long time.  Analysts are sounding the alarm about junk bond defaults, the smart money is getting out of stocks at an astounding rate, mortgage rates are absolutely skyrocketing, and Europe is already facing a full blown […]

Despite Soaring Rates, US Home Prices Accelerate At Fastest Pace In 3 Years

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 28, 2017 US Home Prices rose at 5.7% year-over-year in January, according to the latest data from Case-Shiller. This is the fastest rate of price appreciation since July 2014. The six-month lagged response to the surge in mortgage rates suggests things may be about to slow down dramatically though… READ […]

12 Reasons Why The Federal Reserve May Have Just Made The Biggest Economic Mistake Since The Last Financial Crisis

Has the Federal Reserve gone completely insane?  On Wednesday, the Fed raised interest rates for the second time in three months, and it signaled that more rate hikes are coming in the months ahead.  When the Federal Reserve lowers interest rates, it becomes less expensive to borrow money and that tends to stimulate more economic […]

Bond “Carnage” hits Mortgage Rates, Aims at Housing Bubble 2

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter • Mar 13, 2017  “Many fear the Fed is behind the curve. The market is even further behind: This is clearly a dangerous situation.” US government debt took another beating today. As prices fell, yields rose to new multi-year highs. The 10-year Treasury yield rose 5 points to 2.625%, the highest since […]

How The Federal Reserve Is Setting Up Trump For A Recession, A Housing Crisis And A Stock Market Crash

Most Americans do not understand this, but the truth is that the Federal Reserve has far more power over the U.S. economy than anyone else does, and that includes Donald Trump.  Politicians tend to get the credit or the blame for how the economy is performing, but in reality it is an unelected, unaccountable panel […]

For The First Time Since 2008, It Costs Over $1000/Month To Purchase A Median U.S. Home

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Feb 6, 2017 1:58 PM Two months ago, with interest rates spiking higher on fears about Trump’s fiscal stimulus, we showed a troubling chart in the October Black Knight Mortgage Monitor report. According to the housing consultancy, as a result of the effect jump in mortgage rates, the population of borrowers who […]

New Home Sales Collapse In December As Trump Rate Surge Hits

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jan 26, 2017 10:09 AM With soaring mortgage rates and plunging mortgage applications, it should be no surprise that new home sales crashed in December. Analysts expected a modest 0.7% decline but sales crashed 10.4% – the most since March 2015 – and at 536k SAAR, this is the lowest since Feb […]

Home Affordability Drops To 8-Year Lows As Mortgage Rates Surge

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Dec 22, 2016 2:46 PM One week after Freddie Mac chief economist Sean Becketti warned that “if rates continue their upward trend, expect mortgage activity to be significantly subdued in 2017“, mortgage rates continued their upward trend. According to the latest update from the mortgage giant, the 30-year fixed reached 31-month highs, […]