MBA Chart of the Week Dec. 17 2021: Federal Reserve Dot Plots

This week’s MBA Chart of the Week traces the Federal Open Market Committee forecasts and long-run estimates of four key metrics that contribute to Fed decision-making and communication – GDP, inflation, unemployment and the Fed funds rate.

Fed Moves Up Timetables

The Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday said it would speed up its tapering of agency mortgage-backed securities and hinted its timetable for raising the federal funds rate could move up as well.

The Week Ahead Dec. 13, 2021: Four Things to Know

Good morning! It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays—but we’ve still got a few weeks of business to take care of, first. Here are four things to look for this week:

November Jobs Up by 210,000; Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2%

The November employment report followed a recent and inconsistent pattern: employment rose in November, although well below expectations, while the unemployment rate fell sharply, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

Lenders One Webinar TODAY: Forecasting Session with MBA

Lenders One and the Mortgage Bankers Association have teamed up to offer a Dec. 2 webinar to help you enhance your strategy for the next year in the middle of an unparalleled time in our industry.