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Disappointing Existing Home Sales: Short Analysis With Charts

Monday morning, the National Association of Realtors came out with existing home sales figures and it wasn’t very pretty. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, fell 4.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.82 million in January (lowest since last April at 4.75 million)…...

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Around The Net -Monday Edition, February 23, 2014

Here’s Yellen’s Challenge: Staying Cautious With Good News – The biggest unknown for Yellen and her policy committee is how financial conditions respond to the first rate increase. How will that affect business investment, the housing market and the cost of credit for everyday consumers? Overcoming an over-sized reaction in credit markets depends a lot on communicating…

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Weekend Reading Ideas – February 21, 2015

Noted for your weekend procrastinations. Cyprus: an island in search of a saga to learn from – In March 2013 Cyprus stared into the abyss of financial collapse. In order to qualify for a €10bn Troika loan, the absolute maximum the Troika – i.e. the European Union, EU, the European Central Bank, ECB and the International…

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Noted For Your President’s Day Mulling

Here is what is happening around the net. These are what I have read over the weekend. Perhaps you will find them interesting too.  Germany’s economic policy is hurting Europe, the world, and itself – The German Marshall Fund has said that 40% of bridges in Germany are in “critical condition”. The Cologne Institute for Economic…