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RateWatch #854 Supply Inelasticity in Housing
RateWatch #849 Elections
RateWatch #798 Occupy Sanity Street

RateWatch #764 Discrepancies in Housing Data
RateWatch #763 Getting Serious about Fiscal Policy

RateWatch #759 We May no Longer Need FNMA & FHLMC
RateWatch #758 Credit Default Swaps
RateWatch #757 Mortgage Securitization
RateWatch #756 The Economics of Unemployment
RateWatch #753 Should Federal Reserve Dual Mandate Continue?
Rate Watch #750 Faith Based Economics.
Rate Watch #747 QE2, the White Queen, the Tea Party.
Rate Watch #744 Embrace Inflation Now
Rate Watch #741 Rates Down. Correct Metrics. Fiscal Failure.
Rate Watch #740 Downsizing Government.
Rate Watch #732 Unusually Uncertain May Keep Mortgage Rates Low
Rate Watch #728  Money Regimes.
Rate Watch #727 Jumbo Mortgage Here. Serious Signs Double-Dip Recession Forming.
Rate Watch #721 The Impending Fiscal Disaster.
Rate Watch #712 The Federal Reserve.
Rate Watch #711 Double Dip Recession? Lessons from Greece.
RateWatch #717 - The Long-term Effect of Deficits
RateWatch #716 Do Profits Drive Jobs?
RateWatch #710 How the U.S. Can Achieve Fiscal Sustainability
Rate Watch #708 Impending Fluctuation in the Force
Rate Watch #691 Ranked Choice Voting Does not Work
Rate Watch #688 Did the Fed Help Create the Mortgage Mess?
RateWatch #686 What You Are Not hearing Regarding the Economy
RateWatch #643 Why Markets Failed
RateWatch #632 Why Treasury Should Take Over FHLMC & FNMA
RateWatch #612 Looking Inside GDP
RateWatch #610 I'll See you $30 Billion and Raise You $200 Billion
Rate Watch #512 The Singularity Summit 2006
Rate Watch #510 Politicos Pimp the Pump
Rate Watch #500 Is Income Stagnant
RateWatch #495 CPI - Core & Overall
RateWatch #489 Wages are Growing. No they're not. Yes they are. Huh?
RateWatch #488 Money Supply, M3, Conspiracy Theory
RateWatch #486 Rational Expectation. Taylor Rule.
RateWatch #485 Income Tax. Who Pays What?
RateWatch #484 Inflation in Medical Cost. Who Cares?
RateWatch #481 A Very Different Take on Productivity
RateWatch #479 - A Major Change to Fiscal Policy
RateWatch #478 - Global Warming
RateWatch #477 - Polls (humor)
RateWatch #476 - The Economic Effects of Katrina
RateWatch #464 - 1600Penn & ConundrumMan Chat
RateWatch #437 - The Dollar - Declining by Design?
RateWatch #436 - The Twin Deficits
RateWatch #434 - Only Three Things Move Rates
RateWatch #433 - Energy
RateWatch #432 - Bush 2.2
RateWatch #431 - Election 2004
RateWatch #430 - Social Security, Medicare
RateWatch #429 - Iraq
RateWatch #428 - Escrows
RateWatch #427 - Business Cycles
RateWatch #426 - Pseudo-kerning the Election
RateWatch #425 - Inflation or the Lack Thereof
RateWatch #424 - Bull Market Call. Vote for Me
RateWatch #423 - Credit
RateWatch #422 - Where the Economy May be Going
RateWatch #421 - Elasticity of Supply and Demand
RateWatch #420 - Where Are the Jobs?
RateWatch #419 - Presidents and the Economy (another look)
RateWatch #418 - What the Fed Funds Rate Should Be
RateWatch #417 - The Collapse of the Earth's Magnetic Field (a Bit of Humor)
RateWatch #416 - The Housing Bubble Bubble
RateWatch #415 - World Poverty, World Bank, IMF
RateWatch #414 - Jobs, Short-term Bull Market, Iraq
RateWatch #413 – The Last Mile. The Fed
RateWatch #412 - The Perception of Inflation
RateWatch #411 - Presidents and the Economy - a Recent History
RateWatch #410 - Purchasing a Home
RateWatch #409 - The Price of Oil
RateWatch #408 - Equities
RateWatch #407 - Credit Reports, Scores and Disputes
RateWatch #405 - Labor Unions
RateWatch #403 - Manufactured Homes, Unique Property Types
RateWatch #402 - Some Choice of Loan Types
RateWatch #400 - Cartels
RateWatch #398 - Offshoring
RateWatch #397 - Inflation. Remember That?
RateWatch #396 - Greenspan's Comments
RateWatch #395 - Gay Marriage and Real Estate
RateWatch #394 - Leaseholds
RateWatch #391 - Common Mortgage Mistakes
RateWatch #385 - Kinds of Lenders
RateWatch #382 - More Liberal Lending
RateWatch #380 - Making the Mortgage Payment After a Disaster
RateWatch #379 - Baseball
RateWatch #378 - The Power of the Federal Reserve
RateWatch #377 - Why Mortgage Rates Move
RateWatch #376 - Political Rancor
RateWatch #375 - Sub-Prime Mortgages
RateWatch #374 - Self-Employeed Borrowers
RateWatch #373 - The Plastic Monster
RateWatch #372 - The Global Economy & Jobs
RateWatch #371 - The Borrowed Money Bubble
RateWatch #370 - The California Economy
RateWatch #369 - The Changing Nature of Work
RateWatch #368 - Jobs
RateWatch #367 - Convexity Hedging
RateWatch #366 - How Not to Get a Loan
RateWatch #365 - Perception vs Reality
RateWatch #361 - Ratios, Credit, Race
RateWatch #360 - The FHLMC Problem
RateWatch #358 - What Happened in Japan Is Not Likely to Happen Here
RateWatch #356 - Deflation
RateWatch #355 - Closing Costs
RateWatch #353 - Rate Locks
RateWatch #346 - Recession?
RateWatch #345 - The Bond Market
RateWatch #342 - Refinancing: Why and When?
RateWatch #340 - Getting the Loan Amount Right When Refinancing
RateWatch #339 - Technical Trading
RateWatch #338 - Tax Cuts
RateWatch #337 - Intermediate Term ARM Mortgages
RateWatch #334 - The Hydrogen Economy
RateWatch #333 - Liquidity
RateWatch #330 - The Economy Comes Home (humor)
RateWatch #326 - Oil
RateWatch #329 - Fiscal Policy
RateWarch #320 - 4% 10-year Yield?
RateWatch #313 - Wall Street Crime
RateWatch #311 - E-signatures
RateWatch #309 - Fixed vs. ARM
RateWatch #306 - Money Supply
RateWatch #293 - I-Monster Prime Time
RateWatch #265 - Taylor's Rule
RateWatch #264 - Are 15 year Loans a Good Idea?
RateWarch #261 - Income for Mortgage Underwriting
RateWatch #257 - Culpepper v Irwin Mortgage
RateWatch #256 - APR. What Exactly Is It?
RateWatch #255 - Carnivore
RateWatch #247 - Telecom Debacle as Prelude to Recession?
RateWatch #239 - Predatory Lending
RateWatch #231 - Title Insurance
RateWatch #230 - Who Made a Killing in the Market in 2000? (humor)
RateWatch #225 - Bush/Gore (a humorous analysis of the 2000 election)
RateWatch #221 - The Wealth Effect
RateWatch #218 - Condos

RateWatch #197 - A Topic Which Few Can Talk Anout Objectively
RateWatch #193 - Debt
RateWatch #161 - The I-Monster at the Ballpark (humor)
RateWatch #146 - B-Paper Loans