It’s Still All About China. Last week, Dan said that it was “all about China” and, well, it still is. News, or even rumors concerning the state of negotiations over what are still trade tariffs, but which could escalate into a full-blown trade war are what’s driving the stock market up and down.
Mortgage Rates on Downward Trajectory. Fixed mortgage rates fell for the fourth consecutive week amid weakening housing data, freddie mac reported feb. 6 in its weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The 30-year fixed-rate dropped 0.09 percent to 4.23 percent (up from 3.53 percent a year ago).
First, a definition: Default risk premium is the difference between the rate at origination for a mortgage of a given loan-to-value ratio and the rate on a U.S. Treasury security of comparable maturity. Positive default premiums represent the compensation for risk that borrowers pay to lenders.
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Mortgage rates have been on a tear recently, moving sideways with reckless abandon. Since the middle of February, the "effective rate" (based on actual rate sheet offerings and upfront costs) has.
Voila! Finally, the Trainspotting script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the Danny Boyle movie with Ewan McGregor. This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay and/or viewings of Trainspotting. I know, I know, I still need to get the cast names in there and I’ll be eternally tweaking it, so if you have any corrections, feel free to drop me a line.
Economic Research – Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco – The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet is significantly larger today than it was before the financial crisis of 2008-2009. Rising demand for currency due to greater economic activity is.
FHFA delays principal reduction ruling House GOP Backs FHFA Delay On Principal Reductions – Law360 – House GOP Backs FHFA Delay On Principal Reductions. to hold off on a final ruling as to whether Fannie and Freddie can cut the amount of money that underwater homeowners owe on their mortgages.Appraisal volume recovers after a ‘sour’ end to winter single-family rental securitization market expands to federally subsidized rents After months of sluggish recovery, the tanker market is finally bouncing back, especially moving into the fourth quarter of the year. The upturn is particularly present in the crude oil market, based on the data from BIMCO, with rates moving from USD 4,000 per day during the summer to USD 33,500 in October.
Lending Club Returns Continue Upward Trajectory At 11.61% – Lending Club Returns Continue Upward Trajectory At 11.61%. Browse Notes Download File Improved. By Peter Anderson 7 Comments-The content of this website often contains affiliate links and I may be compensated if you buy through those links (at no cost to you!). Learn more about how we make money.Last edited April 9, 2012.
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