I’ve never seen my cat Myrtle fly commercial. That aside, time “flies” by, Tom Brady retired again, and here’s a trivia question for your friends and family: how many 747’s did Boeing produce before the last one rolled off the assembly line yesterday? Over 54 years, about two per month. (And did you catch that subtle word play?) Changing the scale, one would be hard-pressed to find the financial section of a newspaper in the last 54 months that didn’t mention the Federal Reserve or inflation (the Fed does not set the inflation rate, nor mortgage rates), and today we’ll have yet another announcement about the targeted range of Fed Funds. (It is the interest rate that banks charge each other to borrow or lend excess reserves overnight.) But wait! High inflation is a problem, but… Weak inflation could become a long-term challenge after high inflation ends, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says. Unlike in the 1970s and 1980s, this latest bout of high inflation has not triggered a wage spiral, Yellen says. “We’re just coming through an unusual and difficult period. (Today’s podcast can be found here and this week’s is sponsored by Milestones. Giving homeowners an all-inclusive homeownership experience including home value and equity monitoring, home maintenance reminders and how-to articles, cloud-based document storage, one-click access to hire professionals for various projects around the home, and much more. Today’s has an interview with Coviance’s Omar Jordan on the latest in home equity lending and how technology is driving mortgage originations forward.)
Source: Mortgage News Daily