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Whalen: Why the Fed must raise interest rates, but it won’t

Everyone talks about the FOMC but no one does anything
Trey Garrison
For more than a year, almost everyone in and around the industry has been saying that the Federal Reserve will be raising interest rates by mid to late 2015. One man in the know thinks everyone is wrong.
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Has the mortgage market turned a corner?

Mortgage lending still below norms and signs point to...
Trey Garrison
The mortgage market has been as weak as the jobs market and the economy as a whole so far this year. Is it ready to turn a corner, or will it miss and continue right off the road?
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Weakness in the economy may push back rate hike pressure

All signs point to a weak March but that’s not affecting consumer confidence
Trey Garrison
Growth is tepid for the index of leading economic indicators. With softness in consumer price inflation, will the Fed really want to raise interest rates in the third quarter, or hold steady?
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Beige Book: Housing ready for spring home buying

However, there are still small pockets of concern
Brena Swanson
A majority of the twelve Federal Reserve Districts recorded growth in the latest Beige Book, and although there was some slowing in housing starts due to abnormal seasonal patterns, things are looking good for the spring.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Let the good times roll (because they won’t last)

Weakness in energy sector, dollar will slam on the brakes
You now the joke about the guy with the positive attitude who falls off the tall building and on the way down at every window he can be heard saying “So far so good, so far so good…”? Yeah, that may be the economic outlook. Read on.
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Ignore the rising interest rate alarms

When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates?
Brena Swanson
The latest report from the Federal Reserve sent the industry into panic mode since it eliminated the word “patient” from its outlook on interest rates. But before the industry starts to worry, Mark Fleming, chief economist at First American, explained how this idea is utterly wrong.
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Job growth craters in March, down to just 126K

Severe slowdown in employment makes rate hike questionable
Trey Garrison
Employers stomped on the brakes in March, adding a mere 126,000 jobs and dragging the monthly average for the first quarter down to less than 200,000 per month. Think the Fed will hike rates if the downtrend continues?
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Blogatative Easing: Ben Bernanke, Brookings blogger

Return to the scene of the crime?
Trey Garrison
Ben Bernanke has gone from being the most powerful conjurer at that Hogwarts known as the Federal Reserve to being a lowly blogger for the Brookings Institute.
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FOMC: Dropping the patient, but not impatient to raise rates

GDP is slowing; wage growth is sluggish
Trey Garrison
The Federal Open Market Committee voted Wednesday not to raise interest rates, but it has dropped “patient” from its guidance, setting the stage for a rate hike in the second or third quarter. Here is the low-down.
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3 signals that the Fed is about to raise interest rates

Here’s your sign that Janet Yellen is on the move
Trey Garrison
A Boston attorney who has been watching the big picture says there are three signs to know that the Fed is going to raise interest rates. Here’s his take.
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