Monthly Economic Commentary and Indicators

for Mortgage Industry Third Party Origination Professionals

October 2018

It’s October and Fall is in full swing. The nights are getting cooler, trees are starting to change color, football is dominating the weekends, and DOW has set a new record high – reaching 26,657 for the first time in history. Despite the current controversy in the news concerning the Supreme Court nominee, the Trade War, tensions with Iran, and Hurricane Florence – things in the US are pretty good. The Mortgage and Residential Real Estate markets have slowed down this year, but the general Economy is chugging along at a healthy clip. Freddie Mac is predicting Mortgage Originations to continue to slow down with 2018 Originations ending up at about $1.65 trillion. Let’s do a quick review of other Key Economic Indicators and Data from September 2018 that are important to the Mortgage Industry and Mortgage Professionals.

Read the full versions of this month’s “Economic Commentary and Indicators” and “Economic Calendar” using the icons below.

Economic Data and Events

Interest Rates and Fed Watch

Housing Market Indicators

Labor Market Economic Indicators

Inflation Economic Data/Information

GDP Economic Data

Consumer Economic Indicators

Energy, International, and Misc

This Economic Commentary intro and full version PDF are provided by GMFS and written by Mortgage Elements to be a succinct summary of the key Economic Indicators and Economic Data that influence the Mortgage and Real Estate Industries. It is written for Mortgage, Realtor and Real Estate Professionals that need to stay current on Economic Information but don’t have hours to research and analyze Economic Data. © Copyright 2018 Mortgage Elements Inc, All Rights reserved.

Information on this full version Monthly Economic Calendar PDF is taken from sources believed to be credible, however, GMFS and Mortgage Elements does not guarantee or warrant its accuracy or completeness. The dates, times, and definitions of Economic information is controlled by the individual data provider and subject to change without notice. This calendar is intended for use by Mortgage & Real Estate Professionals only and not Consumers. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not an advertisement to lend or solicit mortgage originations. © Copyright 2018 Mortgage Elements Inc, All Rights reserved.

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