Economic reports have been up and down. Will this week bring any clarity?
Fed meeting minutes suggest policymakers aren’t eager to take the plunge to higher rates.
This week: key updates from the housing market and a fuller look at the Fed’s thinking.
The worst fears about the economy were not confirmed by the Labor Department’s April jobs report. After a horrible-looking report last month, the economy appears to be growing again. We will not call it a Goldilocks employment report, but the Big Bad Wolf isn’t knocking at the door either. The numbers The unemployment rate dropped
See if Janet Yellen and the Fed have given new clues on when rock-bottom rates will end.
The yield curve could actually flatten, with longer term bonds benefiting from the tightening with price increases.
The Federal Reserve relies heavily on the words “modest” and “moderate” in describing economic activity around the country over the past six weeks. The Beige Book economic survey, prepared for the late April meeting of Fed policymakers, points fingers at a variety of factors that have been dampening growth. Some issues, such as the since-resolved
Minutes from the most recent Fed meeting indicate there’s disagreement on when to raise rates.
Whether you’re talking interest rates, PMI or new down payment requirements, 2015 may be the last best year to buy. Here’s how to do it right.
This week may bring new clues on when the Fed may step up to the rate plate.