Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Financial Regulatory Reform in the Trump Administration

“House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) …views the CHOICE Act as a “blueprint” for financial regulatory reform in a Trump administration and indicated that financial regulatory reform is “going to happen in the first year” of the Trump administration.” 


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Posted: January 30th, 2017 | Permalink

An Analysis of CBO’s Budget and Economic Outlook

“Trillion-dollar deficits will return by Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, with deficits growing from $587 billion (3.2 percent of GDP) in 2016 to $1.4 trillion (5.0 percent of GDP) by 2027.”

 


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Posted: January 24th, 2017 | Permalink

Closer Look at Possible Uses of the Congressional Review Act

"The Congressional Review Act (CRA) is an oversight tool that Congress may use to overturn a rule issued by a federal agency."


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Posted: January 23rd, 2017 | Permalink

Forecasting with Friends

“I actually find it senseless to provide a forecast for the entire year ahead at this time,” Gluskin Sheff’s David Rosenberg. “We are not in normal, more stable time periods” 


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Posted: January 16th, 2017 | Permalink

Eurozone Blues

“I’m worried about the Eurozone…. I’m in favor of perfecting the [EU]—I think going backwards is really really hard.”

 


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Posted: January 13th, 2017 | Permalink

Key Issues to Watch in the 115th Congress

On March 15, ...the debt ceiling will snap back into place at the level of debt outstanding on that date. The U.S. Treasury will likely utilize “extraordinary measures” to keep the federal government liquid until late spring or early summer, which raises the likelihood that the debt ceiling will be lumped together with the FY 2017 funding debate. 


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Posted: January 5th, 2017 | Permalink