Monthly Economic Commentary and Indicators
for Mortgage Industry Third Party Origination Professionals
Angst on Wall Street soared in May as tensions with China and Mexico heated up. Trade negotiations between China and the US broke off suddenly – which rattled the markets and sent stock prices on a roller coaster all month. In addition, President Trump threatened new tariffs against Mexico due to the migrant situation at the border. The one big sticking point was Chinese espionage, specifically the Chinese telecom manufacturer Huawei (pronounced Wah-Way). The US placed severe restrictions against Huawei, making it almost impossible for the company to sell its products in the US. If a full-blown Trade War develops, let’s not forget that China is holding US debt to the tune of $1.12 trillion – which they can use to retaliate in a Trade War. However, China can’t hurt the US too much – the reality is that to stay Economically healthy, China needs US Consumers to buy their products. This month’s Mortgage Economic Review summarizes Key Economic Data that is important to Mortgage and Real Estate Professionals.
Read the full versions of this month’s “Economic Commentary and Indicators” and “Economic Calendar” using the links 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.
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