Wednesday, July 01, 2015 07:02 PM
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Recently released down payment data
for the first quarter of 2015 from RealtyTrac shows us some interesting trends in what home purchasers are putting down on their homes, particularly those that are using FHA purchase loans to buy their homes. It also gives us a sense of what
Six months ago I posted an article that looked at one of the very few leading economic indicators that can be used to give us a sense of the economy's direction. Rather than using trailing indicators like consumer spending, the housing market or employment that provide us with data that is
in North Dakota has exploded over the last five years, from negligible levels before 2010 to well over a million barrels per day, making North Dakota the second
The fallout of the collapse in oil prices has a lot of side effects apart from the decline of rig counts and oil flows.
The financial pages of Canadian newspapers have been full of headlines lately announcing the potential of two large shale oil fields in the Northwest Territories said to contain enough oil to rival the Bakken Formation of North Dakota and Montana.
A little-discussed graphical representation of the U.S. employment picture provides us with a very clear idea of just how different the recovery since the end of the Great Recession has been.
The Beveridge Curve is named after the British
Recently, the US has passed sanctions on countries such as Syria
, and North Korea
, but the majority of energy related sanctions passed have been targeted at Iran and
In the age of derivatives, swaps, and electronic money transfers, a new form of warfare has emerged: financial warfare.
Since the end of the Great Recession, American economic growth rates have been quite modest, particularly when compared to historical levels as shown on this chart
Real growth rates (i.e corrected for inflation)
Do you have faith in your local police department?