Archive for October, 2019

Powell’s messaging on interest rates will be carefully crafted

The market is expecting the Federal Reserve to make another quarter-percentage-point rate cut during its meeting this week, but it is is less clear what signals the Fed will send about future policy decisions. Fed Chair Jerome Powell will likely seek to develop a message that avoids market backlash without suggesting that there definitely will or won't be additional rate cuts. Read full story Read more

As Flood and Terrorism Insurance Programs Near Expiration, Multifamily Borrowers Fear an Increase in Rates

The owners of apartment properties may soon struggle to renew insurance policies for floods and terror attacks, and that may already be increasing the difficulty in securing financing or refinancing for those properties. Read full story Read more