Tag Archives: QE2

More On Forecasting

As I watch the bond market sink to levels not seen since last June, I’m contemplating how it is I didn’t take my I own advice right here in The Real Estate Conversation, which was to start my refinance in … Continue reading

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And Now For The Good News

It’s been a week of less than great news for real estate.  Flat pricing and declining sales numbers cast a pall over much of the housing industry.  Home repossessions were up; home starts were down and rates shot up in … Continue reading

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QE2, Bonds and The Fed’s Real Plan

For those of you that have been following this blog, you’ll recall a couple of weeks ago I suggested that QE2 would either cause rates to go down or cause them to go up, so in either case, you would … Continue reading

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QE2 Sets Sail, But Many Are Left On The Dock

The Federal Reserve announced yesterday a $600 Billion infusion of capital into the economy.  The intention is to keep interest rates low to stimulate borrowing and spending.  However, the freer money supply doesn’t address the need for freer lending standards.  … Continue reading

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No Double Dip

One of the things economists love to do is make predictions.  Two of the most respected economic analysts, Abby Joeseph Cohen of Goldman Sachs and Lackshman Achuthan of the Economic Cycle Research Institute have independently come out stating that there … Continue reading

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