Interest Rates Archive

Debt Ceiling Catastrophe?

August 2, 2011 is the date given by when the federal government will run out of money to pay all its obligations – including social security checks, government employee salaries, interest on borrowed money, etc.  The message has been that...

The Most Powerful Force in the Universe

We’re experiencing a sluggish economy, high unemployment, and a runaway debt.  Are there any magical solutions?  What about applying Albert Einstein’s “the most powerful force in the universe?”  He once quipped that compound interest was just that. The concept...

Economic Indicators: Weekly Update for June 24, 2011

Every week the Research staff analyzes key data releases and explain what they mean for you and your business. In this update, we give the highlights of the most important data releases for the week of June 20-June 24,...

Inflation is Picking Up

Inflation is creeping up everywhere.  Officially, prices as measured by the Consumer Price Index are up by 3.1 percent as of April compared to one year ago.  Officially, this increase is said to be of little concern, because this...

Daily Economic Update: Interest Rates

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update highlights interest rates and the situation in Greece....