Real Estate

Housing Market Update: February 2020

Low mortgage rates and even lower inventory are fueling a competitive start to 2020. Daryl Fairweather offers advice for buyers in this seller’s market. Hi guys, Katy from Redfin here and I’m standing here with our chief economist Daryl Fairweather. Thanks for being here, thank you for having me. We are gonna talk about the […]

Real Estate

Homebuyers Flock to Four Cities for Affordable Land and Growing Salaries

Spokane, Las Vegas, Charlotte and Orlando will be the hottest metros among affordability-seeking homebuyers in the coming decade As expensive coastal metros struggle to find solutions to rising housing costs, homebuyers have begun looking to smaller more affordable metros where land is cheap and incomes are growing. Already, Spokane, Las Vegas, Charlotte and Orlando are […]

Investing

SteelPath February MLP update and news

In January, the master limited partnership (MLP) sector saw two more companies eliminate incentive distribution rights (IDRs) and the beginning of Q4 earnings season.  In our Chart of the Month, we look back at oil demand during the SARS outbreak in 2003 to see how it compares to today’s novel coronavirus. MLP market overview Midstream […]

Investing

Global Debt Outlook

The fourth quarter of 2019 marked another quarter of weak global growth, led by manufacturing as trade in automobiles and electronics posted more disappointing results. Policymakers responded by easing monetary policy in almost every major global economy, in moves that were largely anticipated. The US Federal Reserve (Fed) delivered the last of its three rate […]

Investing

Greetings from fire-affected Cudgewa

I raised my hand to volunteer as a financial counsellor in fire-affected regions … and promptly had it slapped down. “Are you mad?”, she said. I was standing in front of the woman who was in charge of deploying financial counsellors to disaster zones. Her beef? “You’re a bushfire survivor yourself. What happens if all […]