Federal mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac remain in conservatorship with their regulator FHFA since September 6, 2008. Come September, this will represent ten years in conservatorship. With the excellent assistance from George Mason University finance majors Hakeem Azoor and Belle Matthews using Python, we have created the three stages of Fannie Mae and Freddie … Continue reading The Three Stages of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Credit Scores) →
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The migration is only beginning, but that’s only half the story.You know it’s serious when the newspaper of record finally reports it: A $76,000 Monthly Pension: Why States and Cities Are Short on Cash (New York Times).It’s a long a…
Geo-political risks, geo-shmalitical risks… who cares… not the markets…None of the geopolitical risks registered on S&P 500 companies reporting radar according to Factset in 1Q 2018 https://insight.factset.com/more-than-half-of-sp-500-co…
The 30-year – 10-year yield curve slope is flattening faster than other Treasury curves. In fact, the 30Y-10Y slope is at 18.65 BPS and is rapidly approaching inversion as it has prior to previous recessions.
Yes, it is time for t…
Only two months ago, the prospect of 10-year Treasury yields reaching 3 percent was an almost certainty after a relentless climb from 2.4 percent at the start of the year.
There’s something very unique – and a bit sinister – about today, April 19.
Would you like to know what is fueling this stock market rally?
Since March 29, the Treasury has poured $114 billion of its cash hoard back into the market by paying down debt.
That windfall ends today… Thursday, April 19. From then on, Treasury supply will just keep building.
The post Your Treasury-Fueled Windfall Ends Today – Here’s What to Do appeared first on Lee Adler’s Sure Money.
Ever since I opined that the February downturn was actually the beginning of “the Big One,” or the next bear market, you’ve been firing back with opinions of your own.
Some of them have been right, some have been wrong in my opinion, but I’ve enjoyed reading all of them.
I promised you last weekend that I’d have another Q&A issue for you soon. So without further ado, here are some of the most provocative bear-focused comments I’ve gotten lately – and my sometimes snarky answers.
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On April 12, 2018, Forbes ran a story entitled “Only 974 Fans Show Up For A Baseball Game In Chicago. It Was Just As Bad Elsewhere.
With The Fed intent on raising the short end of the yield curve and not quite committed to raising the 10 year T-note yield (through a glacial unwind spreed), we have a yield curve slope that is going down.
After a wild ride last week, investors have an increasingly optimistic outlook for silver. And for good reason.