Tag Archives: US economic growth

Why Is The 10-Year U.S. Treasury Yield Still Sub-3%?

10-year treasury yield chart

The two-pronged Federal Reserve mandate is to control inflation within a pre-determined range and maximize U.S. employment! And from all observations the economy is fulfilling both with the unemployment rate reported July 2018 at 3.9% and the July CPI rising .2% with an annual increase in the core rate of 2.4%. If the economy is […]

Mortgage Rates Up But Still Affordable! (Chart)

Are homes still affordable?

In mid-October 2016 the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 3.64% and a 15-year fixed at 2.93%! Now, post-presidential election and based on the fixed income markets belief that the economy is going to improve thus spurring further rate increases by the Federal Reserve, 30-year fixed rate mortgages are on average 4.31% and 15-year fixed […]

Forget real estate for a second! What global geopolitical issues keep you up at night?

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If you’re one of the lucky ones you sleep very well regardless of any of the things that are taking place around you! But, if you’re more similar to those of us  who tend to worry about everything including possible flash-points around the world that might affect the slowly improving US economy, what might some […]