Tag: <span>#Economy</span>

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NEGATIVE INTEREST RATES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

You may have heard of negative interest rates. What does this mean? Does it mean the bank pays me? See the below article for an explanation and what it would mean to you. Check out this story from USA TODAY: Negative interest rates: What you need to know https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2020/05/31/negative-interest-rates-what-you-need-know/5288107002/ Negative interest rates, in the unlikely...

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WHO’S ON FIRST? I DUN’NO … 3RD BASE!

Today’s post is written by Michael Green, Commercial Loan Originator for Counsel Mortgage Group, LLC. For those of you old enough to remember, that line is from the classic comedy dialog between Bud Abbot and Lou Costello first released in 1945. (This is available on You Tube. A link is offered for your entertainment …...

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HOW SHOULD CRE INVESTORS PREPARE FOR THE NEXT DOWNTURN

  Today’s post is written by Michael Green, Commercial Loan Originator for Counsel Mortgage Group, LLC.   A recession is unlikely to hit this year, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t start preparing. Experts say that this is the perfect time for investors to reevaluate portfolio performance to prepare for the next downturn—whenever it...

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MONEY CENTER BANKS CUTTING BACK IN 2019

The nation’s largest banks are being more cautious with their commercial real estate lending, based on what they are saying on their earnings conference calls.   The same headwinds that slowed bank lending last year are extending into 2019, as economists debate how much longer the current economic expansion, on pace to reach a record...

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COMMERCIAL LENDING UPDATE

The yield on the 10-yr U.S. Treasury spiked to 3.03% two weeks ago (4-25-18), breaking a decade long downtrend. This highlights a major problem (or achieving a solution if you’re the Fed) – inflation is back. As Bloomberg noted that morning, something even more foreboding is the move in short term rates, up, which according...