Tag: Housing

Capital and Risk, Insurance

U.S. Insurance Regulator Hosting Another Climate Summit

September 23, 2021

Via: Insurance Journal

A report from the Mortgage Bankers Association says there’s little doubt that climate change will impact housing and the housing finance industry, and while just how great that impact will be is as of yet unknown, the authors take a […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed is now effectively the ‘lender of last resort’ to Main Street not just Wall Street

March 23, 2020

Via: Market Watch

During the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve was stung by criticism that its lending programs to get credit flowing in the economy benefitted Wall Street not Main Street. Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, in an unprecedented effort to counter […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Brainard says income inequality may be hampering U.S. economy

May 10, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Rising inequality could be a factor behind sluggish growth in the U.S. economy in the wake of the financial crisis, said Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard on Friday. Consumer spending remains the main engine of growth in the U.S., and […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Experts fear a 1960s-style rerun of the Fed letting inflation build up

February 25, 2019

Via: Market Watch

A trio of prominent economists on Friday said they were worried the Federal Reserve is taking its eye off the risks of higher inflation. Although there is little actual evidence yet, the theory that a low unemployment rate can boost […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Bank earnings will be ‘moderate,’ ‘mixed,’ ‘messy,’ and ‘muddied.’ But there’s some good news

January 11, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Shares of big banks have been on a tear since mid-2017 as investors began to anticipate a better business environment thanks to an improving global economy and business-friendly policies from Washington. But—and there’s always a but with bank earnings, it […]