Lou's Stories
Expect another Fed rate hike in December
Mortgages are now back just above 4.00 percent
Oct 11
Markets ignore Trump tax proposal
A limited tax deal has a good chance, but there's no way to know what mix, if any will be enacted and to what economic effect
Oct 2
The Fed, rates and money politics: The week in markets
Markets were reasonably stable at this week’s end
Sep 22
Last week of summer brings new and healthy market data
Mortgages dip below 4 percent
Sep 6
Home sales aren't 'collapsing': July markets in perspective
The housing market is right where we thought it was: doing the best it can without inventory to sell
Aug 25
Should the Fed preempt an overheating job market?
July payrolls released this morning grew by 209,000, enough to stop cold a decline in mortgage and other long-term rates
Aug 4
GDP, inflation and politics: This week in markets
The economic news is excellent -- the other news is not
Jul 28
Mortgage rates are trying to drop below 4% again
The primary rate-mover has been repositioning by the Fed and the European Central Bank -- but that “other stuff” (politics) is in play, too
Jul 24