• Thursday: Unemployment Claims, PPI, NY and Philly Fed Mfg, Industrial Production, Homebuilder Confidence

    6 monthes ago - By Calculated Risk

    From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Things Just Keep Getting Worse For Mortgage Rates
    Mortgage rates surged higher today, moving easily to new 4-year highs. Today's average conventional 30yr fixed rate is roughly one eighth of a percentage point higher than Wednesday of last week and more than half a point higher than the best rates seen in January.
    emphasis added Thursday:
    • At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for 229 thousand initial claims, up from 221 thousand the previous week.
    • Also at 8:30 AM, the Philly Fed...
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  • Making sense of recent 5G news, or, why we can't just skip 4.5G

    Making sense of recent 5G news, or, why we can't just skip 4.5G

    6 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    ANALYSIS: Even if you're a daily smartphone user, you might not have heard that the big carriers are launching next-generation “5G” cellular networks this year , or that the last two months have been packed with “5G” and “4.5G” news. I cover these topics for VentureBeat, and as we're less than two weeks away from the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, this struck me as the right time to provide a big picture explanation of what you can expect over the next year or two.
    Why should you care about 5G?
    One year from now, your smartphone is going to get faster in one of three ways...
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