New York AG to SCOTUS: Uphold disparate impact in housing The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on January 21 on whether or not "disparate impact" claims are allowed under the Fair Housing Act of 1968. The case scheduled to be heard later.Fed: Conforming loan limit drop effect to be minimal Fannie Mae, the giant mortgage finance company that helps shape lending guidelines, plans next month to raise minimum credit score requirements and limit the amount. the largest drop since at least.
Falling leaves, rising rates The Bank of Canada has increased interest rates twice this year, and you may be wondering what this means for your personal finances. Here’s a look at how rising rates may impact your investments. central banks signal interest-rate policy change Multiple signals over the last year indicate the global economy
The bank takes the other side of the variable-rate bet: these loans are bad for banks if rates go down and good if they go up, because higher rates mean borrowers pay more interest. Floating-rate loans are simply variable-rate loans given to companies, usually mid-sized and up. You can buy into floating-rate loans through one of 31 CEFs specializing in them. So picking up some floating-rate-loan CEFs in a.
Rising interest rates push up borrowing costs for home and auto loans. If you already locked in a 30-year mortgage at the ultra-low rates that have prevailed over the past several years, you were probably smart. According to Freddie Mac, 30-year mortgage rates are 3.7% on average today, compared with nearly 6% a decade ago.
Blackstone 3Q earnings miss analyst expectations Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates once again drop to new yearly lows In a good sign for home loan rates, yields on 30-year mortgage-backed bonds issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fell on Tuesday to new 52-week lows as long-term Treasury bond yields also slumped. The benchmark Fannie Mae yield slid to 3.87% from 3.92% on Monday; the benchmark Freddie Mac yield dropped to 3.90% from 3.96%. · The healthcare sector is the only S&P 500 sector that saw earnings expectations increase during the quarter, rising to 10.6% from 9.4%. In a note to clients on Tuesday, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Parker wrote that he sees upside to earnings season given that companies now need to clear a lowered bar.
· Borrowers have been warned that even without a rise in the Bank of England base rate they may face higher costs, as lenders cut back on credit card deals and mortgage rate margins remain wafer thin.
fha 30 yr mortgage rates. Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates rise on expectation of future. – Mortgage rates continue to post increases, and while the federal open market committee voted against raising rates in January, interest rates rose with the expectation more rate hikes are to come. The right mortgage for you.
NAR secures .REALTOR website domain Foreign investment in U.S. real estate surges 49% – Foreign investment in the U.S. housing market saw an explosion of growth. according to the 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate report from the National.Home prices fall, but inventory levels improve The Existing-Home Sales data measures sales and prices of existing single-family homes for the nation overall, and gives breakdowns for the West, Midwest, South, and Northeast regions of the country. These figures include condos and co-ops, in addition to single-family homes.
In short, then, there is no reason to think that bank profits in general will increase either when interest rates rise, or when they fall. cautious banks that keep their duration gaps short will.
Rising rates mean rising costs for homeowners in Washington state, but historically speaking rates continue to be very low following the near-zero rates that were implemented in 2008. If you’re thinking about buying a home in the near future, the lending environment is likely to be a lesser worry than the short supply of real estate.
PIMCO’s Gross Sees Government Backing of Mortgages Undesirable but Necessary S&P Lowers the Boom on 1,326 Alt-A RMBS Classes FDIC sues 12 banks over mortgage bonds sold to colonial jpmorgan chase & Co. (JPM) Sues FDIC Over WaMu Claims – JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) has sued the Federal. The company claimed that the FDIC had agreed to protect the bank from legal liability claims, as per the terms of deal to acquire wamu. WaMu.We report summary statistics in Fig. 1 and Table 1.In Fig. 1, Panel A reports the securitized bond and corporate bond holdings by mutual funds and insurance companies.Institutional investors’ holdings of securitized bonds increased fourfold during the sample period, totaling nearly $2 trillion in 2007.Sequenom (SQNM) is jumping 10% today and is up from $14 to $18+ in just a few sessions so I’m going to take this opportunity to cut back hard on the position; we are selling in the $18.10s down from a 1.9% to 0.5% stake. The 50 day moving average is in the lower $19s and if technical analysis means anything in this era, we’ll be an avid buyer above that level if the stock shows strength.