Daily Archive: Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008-12-31 USER

[Skip to the end] MBA Mortgage Applications (Released 7:00 EST) MBA Purchasing Applications (Released 7:00 EST) MBA Refinancing Applications (Released 7:00 EST) Initial Jobless Claims (Released 8:30 EST) Continuing Claims (Released 8:30 EST) Jobless Claims ALLX (Released 8:30 EST) NAPM Milwaukee (Released 10:00 EST)   Karim writes: The conference board survey of ...Read More

Senate Minority Leader McConnell to obstruct fiscal adjustment?

[Skip to the end] McConnell Urges Caution in Debate on Economic Stimulus Measure Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants to slow consideration of the economic stimulus package Democrats are drafting, warning that the measure sought by President-elect Barack Obama invites wasteful spending. “A trillion-dollar spending bill ...Read More

Re: Fed investment managers

[Skip to the end] (email exchange) >    >   On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 5:53 PM, Andrew wrote: >    >   The Fed chose as investment managers; Blackrock, GSAM >   (Goldman Sachs Asset Management), PIMCO and Wellington >   Management. >    More foxes in the hen house? [top] ...Read More

Re: Sector financial balances and fiscal stimulus

[Skip to the end] (email exchange) Good stuff, thanks! (Of course, I prefer to say ‘removal of fiscal drag’ rather than ‘fiscal stimulus!’ ) >    >   On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 3:17 PM, Scott wrote: >    >   FYI . . . looking at the data on the sector financial balances for >   Q1, Q2, ...Read More