December PCE increases at fastest rate since 1983

Costs continued to rise at the highest rate in two decades of available records. The inflation readings were in line with estimates, the initial reaction though sent...

2022: As the stomach turns — a treatise on how to get a tradesman to accept work

Life can change on a dime. One minute you’re on Angi, HomeAdvisor, or Yelp! listing out a repair or remodeling job you want to have done, thinking ten different tradespeople will “bid” on it. The next...

Three things that can impact rates this week

These are the three areas that have the greatest ability to impact rates this week: 1) Central Banks, 2) Inflation and 3) GDP...

A calmer day for markets ahead of FOMC

Economic Indicators: The December Leading Economic Indicators came in at 0.8% vs. estimates of...

‘New’ costs more than ever before; housing in the crosshairs

It’s pristine. No one has ever lived in it before. It even smells of fresh paint, new floors — new everything. That slice of the American Dream — the newly-built home — however, is quickly eluding the reach...