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Did You Know…Real Estate, Law Jobs, Economy, Wall Street, Brexit And More!

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9 Article Links To Scandal, Real Estate Statistics, Jobs, EU Break-Up And More! News, Economic Information And Just Plain Interesting Stuff That You May Have Missed! When you crack open the newspaper on the train or bus heading to work or perhaps navigate over to you favorite website that disseminates current events, you will be reading the same […]

The Central Bank Casino…BOJ, Fed, Real Estate And Mortgage Rates!

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(Note: This article also appears at econintersect.com) This week both the Bank of Japan and the Federal Reserve will be meeting to chart the future course of interest rates! In the U.S. where prior to the recent small interest rate hike ZIRP or zero interest rate policy had been in place, speculation over whether the Fed will raise or stand […]

Are German Bonds Now The Risk-Free Rate?

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As all of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) fans out there know, the value representing the ‘risk-free’ rate is a critical data point! But for those who may be unfamiliar with CAPM, it’s ‘a model that describes the relationship between risk and expected return and that is used in the pricing of risky securities.’ […]

Are The EU PIIGS About To Start Squealing?

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Summary: As the migrant crisis in Europe worsens serious steps to address it are being considered. One proposal is for passports to be required in order to cross from one EU country to another. Would such a drastic move spell the beginning of the end for the Eurozone as a viable entity? And if so […]

Is the Fed behind the proverbial interest rate eight ball?

Whatever industry you happen to be working in, a healthy and consistently growing US economy will likely be one of your most important keys to success! Certainly my business of providing the title insurance for buyers and refinancers of real estate depends heavily on a growing economy, consumer confidence, a vibrant transactional marketplace and available financing […]

Impact Of Surprise Pulling Of Swiss Franc Euro Peg

(Article also appears at Global Economic Intersection here) While not a currency expert, there is little doubt that the Swiss National Bank surprise decision to abandon the 1.20 Swiss franc peg to the Euro will have significant market and economic implications! And in addition to the currency move, at the same time the Swiss Central Bank […]

In business? Here’s a map of global uncertainty you need to see!

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Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service As if running a business, regardless of the industry or the product that you are selling, wasn’t difficult enough! Throw-in the uncertainty around the world occurring in many regions and that’s taking many forms from economic uncertainty to military intervention, and you have a tough task made even tougher. There are […]