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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Is housing strong enough to weather rate hikes?

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Here's why quantitative easing means only the rich get richer

Middle-class workers left behind by Fed policies
Lynn Effinger
Yes, there really is inequality in America. It goes well beyond what you are being told by the media, however, and QE and its associated zero interest rate policy are a major reason economic inequality is growing instead of shrinking.
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Annaly CEO: Blame Fed policy for failed economic recovery

8 years of injustice to American workers
Jacob Gaffney
Wellington Denahan, CEO of mortgage REIT Annaly Capital, came out swinging in the investor conference call after reporting earnings yesterday. Lucky for us, the Federal Reserve didn't go further with the economic bailout.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Ocwen settles "frustrating skirmish" with California

But that's just over file access, not file content
Trey Garrison
Ocwen ended its disastrous week on Friday by settling with the state of California for $2.5 million — but that's just to ensure the state gets the information it asked for. Any violations that turn up once it has the information could be a whole other ball of wax.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: The biggest drag on homebuying is...

Why the revised FHFA loan limits matter; QM’s effect on 3Q lending
Trey Garrison
QE, ZIRP, opening the credit box, big tax credits - and yet the housing recovery has still been like a tuna sandwich from a gas station -- disappointing at best. But now we may know the real reason homebuyers have held back.
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Round 2: Yellen testifies on monetary policy report again

Same defense, different accusers
Brena Swanson
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen went through round two in speaking about the Fed’s Monetary Policy Report, this time sitting before the House Financial Services Committee.
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FOMC considers ending taper in October

Members debate one final larger reduction
Brena Swanson
Veering away from its standard $10 billion a month reduction, the Federal Open Market Committee is considering one final reduction in bond purchases, meaning tapering would end in October.
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Yellen: Taper continues, monetary policy and interest rates unchanged

FOMC down on housing industry's prospects
Trey Garrison
The FOMC is up on the economy, down on housing, and continuing the taper.
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Yellen: Housing remains a big concern

Tells Senate recovery remains fragile
Trey Garrison
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s second day on Capitol Hill found her focusing on at least three economic vectors tied to housing – fiscal policy, job creation and the tapering of bond buying.
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Fed's Fisher says QE is 'beer goggles' for investors

Mixes not two but three metaphors for his conclusion
Trey Garrison
Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher says it's time to squeeze the fat camel through the eye of the needle and to stop digging a debt hole.
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Fed officials stay cautious in shifting market

FOMC minutes reveal careful pace of bond purchases
Brena Swanson
Minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting paint a promising picture for America’s housing market even though members remain cautious heading into the future.
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