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HFF Research Update for September 19: FOMC Prep

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View Daily Rates on the HFF website. Starting today, the FOMC will convene for their monthly meeting. Tomorrow they will likely announce no change to their Target Fed Funds Rate currently at 1.00 to 1.25 percent and a protracted unraveling of their balance sheet of long-duration fixed-income securities. While the sales won’t likely begin until October, and largely constitute Treasuries and agency MBS, the news will reverberate through the marketplace almost... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for July 14: Junior

Friday, July 14, 2017
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Weekly insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View Daily Rates on the HFF website. Both the ECB and FOMC are posturing for quantitative tightening. In the turbulent wake, sovereign bonds are experiencing difficulty with their compass. When accounting for smaller day-to-day movements up and down, yields on the 10-year UST have moved more than 45 basis points in the last two weeks and currently hover about 2.3 percent. Meanwhile, corporate bonds around the... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the April 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, May 05, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from April 2017. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth picked up again in April as nonfarm payrolls rose 211,000 and wages rose 2.5 percent. The unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent, the lowest level in nearly a decade, providing reassurance the economy is strengthening. Payroll creation has averaged 200,000 since October 2010, marking... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the March 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, April 07, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from March 2017. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth slowed sharply in March as nonfarm payrolls added a much lower than expected 98,000. February figures were revised downwards to 219,000. Wages grew 2.7 percent year-over-year. Payroll creation has averaged 199,000 since October 2010, marking the 78th month of consecutive growth. The ... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for March 16, 2017: Economic Data Supports Confidence

Thursday, March 16, 2017
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Insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View the Daily Rates on the HFF website. A “full” employment market and growing consumer costs (finally) gave the FOMC sufficient confidence to raise their Target Fed Funds Rate Wednesday. As savers rejoice for modestly higher returns, President Trump announced record federal discretionary spending cuts to offset expansion in the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security. In spite of a very low unemployment rate nationally, the country was able to add 235,000 net new jobs in February, the 77th consecutive month of growth and the first consecutive print above 200,000 since last summer. Of note, construction and manufacturing payrolls rose, allowing economists a hint of optimism in the outlook for productivity, and therefore GDP. Improvement in the historically low labor... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the October 2016 BLS Employment Report

Monday, November 07, 2016
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from October 2016. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth remained steady in October as nonfarm payrolls rose by 161,000. Adding to the report’s strong tone, upward revisions totaling 44,000 were made to September and August. Payrolls have risen an average 181,000 this year, slowing from average gains of 229,000 in 2015 and 251,000 in 2014. Payroll creation has averaged 201,000 since October 2010. The labor force participation rate edged lower to 62.8 percent in October from 62.9 percent the prior month. The Unemployment Rate ticked down to 4.9 percent last month. The current expansion cycle is similar to the 1991 to 2000 and greater... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for September 29: August 2016 Capital Trends

Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Weekly insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View Daily Rates on the HFF website or access the HFF Daily Rates App in iTunes. Real Capital Analytics has released its August edition of U.S. Capital Trends, which includes preliminary volume and pricing data for all commercial real estate trades at or above $2.5 million. For the first eight months of 2016, total transaction volume declined 15 percent, with single-asset transactions down only four percent... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for September 21, 2016: Bank Notes

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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Weekly insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View Daily Rates on the HFF website or access the HFF Daily Rates App in iTunes. On this day (plus one) in 1789, the Postmaster General was promoted to the U.S. Cabinet. The chief executive of the Post Office was once an elite position, first held by Benjamin Franklin, but now the department unfortunately serves a representation of bloated, obsolete bureaucracy. Even in the modern technological... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for August 18, 2016: What Surrounds an Island?

Thursday, August 18, 2016
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Weekly insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View Daily Rates on the HFF website or access the HFF Daily Rates App in iTunes. On this day in 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, securing women's suffrage. In less than three months' time, many women will vote for the first female in U.S. history that serves as the presidential candidate of a major political party. It took 96 years for this evolution to play out. It took about ... [Read More]




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