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Business Investor Activity in the Single-Family-Housing Market

We discuss recent purchase activity by business investors in the market for single-family homes and consider the possible benefits and risks of this activity.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.0005

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Dealer Balance Sheet Capacity and Market Liquidity During the 2013 Selloff in Fixed Income Markets

Tobias Adrian, Michael Fleming, Jonathan Goldberg, Morgan Lewis, Fabio Natalucci, and Jason Wu

Long-term interest rates hit record-low levels in 2012 but have since increased substantially.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.0004

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Why Have Americans' Income Expectations Declined So Sharply?

Data from the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers (Michigan survey) suggests that Americans' income expectations declined sharply in the 2008-09 recession and remain depressed.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.0003

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Do CFOs Think Investment is Sensitive to Interest Rates?

This piece presents results from ongoing research that takes a new look at the sensitivity of a business's capital expenditures to changes in interest rates.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.0002

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Looking for Shortages of Skilled Labor in the Manufacturing Sector

Jessica Stahl and Norman Morin

Anecdotal reports have suggested that some firms have struggled to find sufficient numbers of skilled workers.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.0001

Disclaimer: FEDS Notes are articles in which Board staff offer their own views and present analysis on a range of topics in economics and finance. These articles are shorter and less technically oriented than FEDS Working Papers and IFDP papers.

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Last Update: November 14, 2022