Posts Tagged ‘interest rates’


Interest Rates: Trends for 2015?

With every new year comes a round of predictions about the financial future. This year, as in many others, the fate of interest rates in 2015 and beyond is the subject of speculation, most of it pessimistic. Financial experts and economists are once again predicting that US interest rates will soar in the coming months. […]

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Who Wins With the Qualified Mortgage Rule?

It’s been said that clouds have silver linings, and that sentiment seems to hold true in the current attempts to bring accountability and quality control to the mortgage industry. Although the provisions of the new Qualified Mortgage Rule has drawn the ire of both mortgage lenders and housing advocates, recent tweaks to the rule have […]

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The Septaper That Wasn’t: The Stimulus Plan Rolls On

After months of debate, hints and outright announcements about the tapering down of its stimulus program, the Federal Reserve has blinked again, opting once more to leave its securities buying operation as is – for now. Just how long “for now” will be remains unclear, but the news has sparked a surge in global trading […]

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The New Renters: Redefining the American Dream

p>Is the American Dream of homeownership becoming a thing of the past? Many real estate professionals and economists think so, pointing to new demographic studies that suggest that the US housing market may be undergoing a profound shift from a homeowner society to a culture of permanent renters – a shift that, if true, could […]

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Refinancing for Investors: A New Landscape

Although they’re rising a bit, mortgage interest rates are still holding at rates called “historically low” by financial reporters everywhere. And since the housing market appears to be on the upswing and many lenders are courting both residential homeowners and investors with a variety of refinancing deals. So, real estate experts say, refinancing investment property […]

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Are Mortgage Rates Finally Going Up?

The rise and fall of mortgage interest rates is one of the most watched aspects of the housing industry. But although it may appear that the state of mortgage interest is only relevant to those wanting to finance (or refinance) a home, these rates are affected by a variety of factors, both domestic and global […]

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AMA 35 – Rich Man Poor Man with Bill Whittle

Jason Hartman talks with Bill Whittle, host of Afterburner, regarding poverty levels in the United States and the strategies that undermine democracy and free markets. Bill’s opinion is that America has the richest poor people in the world, versus countries like Africa, where millions of people live in dire poverty, with starvation and lack of […]

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AMA 34 – The National Inflation Association

A look at Jason’s Ultimate Investing Equation followed by Daniel and Gerard Adams for The National Inflation Association (NIA) recently featured on Inside Edition and ABC World News Tonight with Charlie Gibson, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, ABC’s Nightline, KTLA News and CNBC. After being ignored by family and friends about the coming stock market […]

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AMA 33 – Mark Kohler – Exiting A Bad Property

Jason explores some ways to get out of a bad property then he interviews author/attorney Mark Kohler about his book “Lawyers Are Liars: The Truth About Protecting Our Assets.”  Mark is an attorney, CPA and entrepreneur who has owned numerous businesses since high school, through college and even as a professional. Mark’s principal career has […]

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AMA 32 Diane Kennedy, CPA: How To Save On Life’s Largest Expense

Most of us spend lots of time shopping around for the best deal on the things we buy while spending more money on taxes than anything else. buy zithromax pack best price pharmacy Why not “shop around” to save money on life’s single largest expense? Join Jason as he talks with famed CPA, Diane Kennedy, […]

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3 Reasons Interest Rates Change

Does anyone even know why interest rates change or is it all just a lot of black magic voodoo hocus pocus? Though it might often seem the Federal Reserve chairman is reading tea leaves or scheduling a session with his favorite palm reader, Miss Tessa, to decide where interest rates should go next, the actual […]

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AMA 31 – John Stapleford: Ethics & Public Policy – Part 2

No, the above title is not a typo. According this week’s guest John Stapleford, it is possible for ethics and public policy to have a direct correlation. Stapleford is not only a senior economist for Moody’s Economy.com, professor emeritus of economic development at Eastern University and former director of the University of Delaware’s Bureau of […]

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AMA 30 – The Five Love Languages with Dr. Gary Chapman

Whether it’s your spouse, significant other, family, friends, or even business associates, each individual speaks his or her own love language. “The Five Love Languages” are: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. Understanding which of these languages makes that special someone feel loved can be essential to the […]

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AMA 29 – John Stapleford: Ethics & Public Policy – Part 1

No, the above title is not a typo. According this week’s guest, John Stapleford, it is possible for ethics and public policy to have a direct correlation. Stapleford is not only a senior economist for Moody’s Economy.com, professor emeritus of economic development at Eastern University and former director of the University of Delaware’s Bureau of […]

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AMA 28 – Les Leopold: The Looting of America

How could the best and brightest in finance crash the global economy and then get us to bail them out as well? Hmm…This is a great question answered by Les Leopold in this interview. Les Leopold co-founded and currently directs two nonprofit organizations, the Labor Institute and the Public Health Institute, and is the author […]

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AMA 27 – Thomas Sowell: The Housing Boom and Bust

Jason Hartman talks with Thomas Sowell from the Hoover Institution about the cycles of boom and bust in the US housing market. Narrator: Welcome to the American Monetary Association’s podcast. Where we explore how monetary policy impacts the real lives of real people, and the action steps necessary to preserve wealth and enhance one’s lifestyle. […]

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Predicting Interest Rates for 2011

One of the principal economic leading indicators for 2011 will be the movement of 10-year treasury rates. The reason for this is because 30-year fixed rate mortgages are indexed against the 10-year treasury, and interest rate movements have a dramatic impact on the affordability of homes. One of the significant problems faced by the government […]

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AMA 26 – Howard J. Ruff: Prosper During The Coming Bad Years

How will you stay on top of your finances with the coming economic uncertainty? Your best bet is to continue listening to The American Monetary Association Show as your host, Jason Hartman, discusses cutting edge financial topics with experts in the field. For example, this episode’s very special controversial guest is Mr. Howard J. Ruff, […]

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AMA 25 – James West: America’s Crime of the Century

Throughout the world, businesses are failing, families are losing their homes, their livelihoods and their futures. Is the financial system and its so-called leaders to blame? James West and his film, Crime of the Century, seek to illuminate the players, methods, history and present configuration of financial disaster that prevents the average citizen from investing […]

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AMA 24 – Elliott Wave Theory: Predicting The Future

Jason interviews Robert R. Prechter, Jr., CMT, President of Elliott Wave International (EWI), the world’s largest market forecasting firm. EWI’s 20-plus analysts provide around-the-clock forecasts of every major market in the world via the internet and proprietary web systems like Reuters and Bloomberg. Mr. Prechter began his professional career in 1975 as a Technical Market […]

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