Center for Financial Policy Research
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Recent COVID-prompted Federal Reserve actions, fiscal policy responses, forbearances and foreclosures moratoriums have affected the reliability and stability of mortgage finance data models -- and the industry more broadly.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – The question of when to refinance is often a slightly complicated one, but with mortgage rates at years-long lows, you might think that everyone would be gathering up their documents and getting a new loan that will let them draw money out of their homes or pay them off faster.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – The price of gold has risen by more than 30% in the past 12 months, and has outperformed all other commodities traded this year under the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic. David Kass, clinical professor of finance at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, explains the economic implications.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – If you follow David Kass’ stocks to watch, it’s time to update your holdings.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – It’s challenging when you graduate in a pandemic era. Employment prospects have altered and many new hires will begin their jobs not in a shiny new office, but remote from their kitchen tables. Some things haven’t changed, however, like the personal finance advice that young professionals should follow.