Economy/Interest Rates

Our take on the latest trending events:

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The labor market has had a very positive year, and October was no exception. Roughly 250,000 jobs were added last month and wages climbed modestly, a welcome change from previous periods of stagnating wages. The robust job market is leading to strong business and consumer sentiment and an expanding gross domestic product.
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Banks have varying perspectives on the current economy. Some are trimming their sales on credit card issuance and limits; others are growing the balances on credit cards. This could reflect the difference between subprime and affluent borrowers and anxiety about how one or the other group will react to an economic downturn.
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Major banks are expected to experience strong earnings growth in the third quarter - growth significantly over that of the entire S&P 500, in fact. But a number of issues, including slow loan growth, are likely to hold back bank stock performance despite the forecast strong earnings.
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Competitive pressures and rising interest rates are affecting the interest rates banks offer on their savings products. Rates on the latter are climbing, which pressures banks' margins.
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Positive Signs For Loan Generation and Performance
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Improving Consumer Confidence Provides Opportunities for Banks
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How the Banking Industry Will Save Billions In Taxes
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Banks Will Come Out Ahead on U.S. Tax Cuts
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Improving Economy Likely to Lead to Expanded Loan Growth in 2018
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The Impact of Falling Bond Prices and Rising Interest Rates
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Increasing Interest Rate Environment Will Impact Banks
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Bank Mergers and Acquisitions Deals Likely to Increase in 2018
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Bank Mergers and Acquisitions Deals Likely to Increase in 2018
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Will Dodd-Frank Be Rolled Back?
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What a Healthy Economy & Rising Interest Rates Mean For Lenders
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Interest Rate Risk: Banks Sacrifice Yield in Exchange for Greater Control
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The September Jobs Report: Walloped by Hurricanes, but Only Temporarily
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Loan Growth in a Sluggish Economy
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Banks Hike Loan Loss Provisions on Uptick in Consumer Delinquencies Combined with Better than Expected Profits
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How Inflation is Impacting the U.S. the Banking Industry
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Consumer Confidence on the Increase
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Is Economic Growth Slowing?
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Home Price Rebound: Fewer Mortgage Borrowers Underwater
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Taking a Close Look at the Economy
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Inflation Softening: Interest Rate Outlook is Uncertain
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CECL Financial Modeling Concerns
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Specialized Strategies for Attractive Risk/Reward Returns
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Has Strong Credit Performance Run Its Course?
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Retail Stress Is Causing Lender Concern
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Increased Consumer Spending & Borrowing: A Potential Risk For Banks
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Consumer Delinquencies Increase as Economic Recovery Sputters
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Loan Growth Opportunities in 2017
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Mortgage Rates Rising, Refinancings Declining as Fed Likely to Tighten Interest Rates
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Banks Fear Investment Risks Stemming from Period of Low Interest Rates
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The Federal Reserve decided to keep interest rates as they are, for the time being.
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US Congress Addresses Puerto Rico's Financial Affairs
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Low Inflation, Happy Consumers, and Loan Growth Opportunities
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From Inflation Trends to Interest Rates: Beyond Economics 101
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Rising Interest Rates: Slow and Steady Does It
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Banks Cutting Costs to Boost Earnings as Interest Rates Remain Low
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Low Interest Rates: The Good and the Bad for Banking Industry
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Caution Rules: Banking Industry Survival as Interest Rates Remain Unchanged
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Current and Future Interest Rate Environment: Decreased Need to Raise Rates
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Improvements in Job Market May Prompt Interest Rate Hikes
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Banks Struggle to Increase Profits: Higher Interest Rates Are Not the Solution
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Banks Are Optimistic In a Rising Interest Rate Environment
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