Perfecting The Pause: From Emotions To Emotional Intelligence

Wouldn't it be nice if we could rewind the good times and fast forward when things aren't so good?  While life doesn't (yet) come with a game console, we do have the ability to pause the action in our life.  It turns out that ability to hit "pause" makes all the psychological difference in the… Read More

April 2016: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 214 Institutions

This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources.Here is the unofficial problem bank list for April 2016. Changes and comments from surferdude808: Update on the Unofficial Problem Bank List for April 2016. During the month, the list fell from 222 institutions to 214 after nine removals and one addition. Assets… Read More

Fed’s Kaplan: Brexit Uncertainty Clouds June Rate Decision

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan spoke with Bloomberg Television's Betty Liu, Mark Barton, and Michael McKee today. He discussed his expectations for a consumer rebound, his support of a rate hike if GDP ... Recent Commentaries |… Read More

Fannie Mae: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate declined in March, Lowest since June 2008

Fannie Mae reported today that the Single-Family Serious Delinquency rate declined in March to 1.44%, down from 1.52% in February. The serious delinquency rate is down from 1.78% in March 2015.This is the lowest rate since June 2008.The Fannie Mae serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 5.59%.Note: These are mortgage loans that are… Read More

HVS: Q1 2016 Homeownership and Vacancy Rates

Earlier today, the Census Bureau released the Residential Vacancies and Homeownership report for Q1 2016. This report is frequently mentioned by analysts and the media to track household formation, the homeownership rate, and the homeowner and rental vacancy rates.  However, there are serious questions about the accuracy of this survey.This survey might show the trend, but… Read More

Friday: Personal Income and Outlays, Chicago PMI, Consumer Sentiment

From Merrill Lynch on April NFP: Nonfarm payroll growth likely posted a solid 200,000 in April, driven once more by service-providing firms. Of this, government hiring likely contributed 5,000, which is a more modest clip than the 20,000 pop in March. ...We look for the unemployment rate to hold at 5.0%, assuming the participation rate… Read More

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