Bernanke Blog Part 2: Why are interest rates so low?

Posted March 31, 2015 / No comments

Three of the most important objectives for economic policy are: Achieving full employment Keeping inflation low and stable Maintaining financial stability Larry Summers’ secular stagnation hypothesis holds that achieving these three goals simultaneously may prove very difficult. (See Larry’s statement of the case and a collection of short pieces on the subject by prominent economists

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Treasury Repo Rates Surge to 2012 High Amid Quarter-End Pressure

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Treasury Repo Rates Surge to 2012 High Amid Quarter-End Pressure Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — The rate for borrowing and lending Treasuries surged as banks reined in collateral lending to shore up balance sheets and those needing financing at quarter-end were forced to pay higher prices. The peak level Tuesday for financing … and more »…(read more) Forward this

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The next problem facing housing: Cyber security

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Officially the Mortgage Bankers Association is calling this year’s National Technology Conference “Connect”. Unofficially it could probably be renamed “Let’s Talk About TRID.”However, there is another topic that is looming in the background that is gaining precedence: cyber security. Source: Housing Wire

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QE4? It's down to the US consumer

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Nomura's Janjuah believes that any rate hike could be postponed and that more aggressive easing could be on the way….(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. Source: Mortgage News Daily

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