All Posts Tagged: interest rates

Countdown to success: Managing your credit during the lending process

Victor Polich
Mortgage Banking
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Knowing what to do — and what not to do — before and during the mortgage application process can help you avoid bumps in the road.

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Instant Analysis: Employment report for November

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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The U.S. unemployment rate now appears to be somewhat below the natural rate of unemployment for the United States, which could aggravate labor shortages in some sectors.

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Investment Insights: Trumping monetary policy

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
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While we are anticipating more activity and trading volume in 2017, the remainder of 2016 still may hold a few surprises.

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U.S. Outlook: An early Thanksgiving this year

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing rise of retail sales in recent months.

Upside U.S. economic surprises were a common theme this week, helping to support the post-election equity rally and prolonging the Treasury bond market sell-off.

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