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Fannie & Freddie

June 2, 2023
Meet Fannie & Freddie. Cute, aren't they? These two adorable kids guaranty $8.3 trillion worth of mortgages in the United States, which account for roughly 70% of all outstanding home loans.  Last…
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Paying the Piper

May 26, 2023
As a country we have not defaulted on a single debt payment in our 247 year history. Our elected officials probably will come to a debt ceiling resolution before the next self-imposed deadline.  The…
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A Phan of Graphs

May 18, 2023
The second most important insight into the nation's manufacturing sector was released this morning and the results were better than expected, though that sentence is a little misleading.  Manufacturing has been in…
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New Homes are Happy

May 16, 2023
The National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index rose five points to a reading of 50 this morning. The number 50 represents the beginning of optimism for the nation's…
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Edge of a Cliff?

May 15, 2023
The Empire State Manufacturing Index was reported today at a -31.80, WAY off last month's +10.80 reading.  So the production of goods in and around the Big Apple has fallen…
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Castle-like Complications

May 12, 2023
I gotta be honest, when I saw the photo of this super intricate ceiling with its colors, angles, layers, and carvings...I thought of the debt ceiling. The building pictured here…