Recession

June 8, 2020

Consumer Confidence is Shattered

Consumer confidence has collapsed amid the coronavirus pandemic and isn’t getting a lift from states re-opening their economies, according to a new report. A Morning Consult […]
June 8, 2020

Economy Will Improve but Remain Distressed

Following April’s record one-month decline, consumer confidence inched upward in May by an insignificant amount, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. The Sentiment […]
June 8, 2020

The US Economy is in a Recession

Today, the National Bureau of Economic Research said the U.S. economy peaked in February, ending the longest expansion in U.S. history at 128 months, or about […]
June 8, 2020

Borrowers in Forbearance Begin to Decline

Black Knight, Inc. continues to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. mortgage market.  Black Knight tracks loan-level forbearance and performance data on […]
May 19, 2020

Serious Mortgage Defaults will Surge in 2021

After over two years of falling delinquency rates, the burgeoning unemployment following the coronavirus shutdown will bring a surge of outstanding mortgages, according to CoreLogic’s Loan […]
May 19, 2020

Fed Warns of Widespread Business Failures

Federal Reserve officials warned the virus outbreak and a partial shutdown of the U.S. economy would result in a decline in the current quarter of historic […]
May 19, 2020

Credit Card Spending Down 40%

Spending on JPMorgan Chase & Co. credit cards plunged 40% for the average U.S. family at the start of the coronavirus slowdown, an “enormous” drop that […]
May 19, 2020

Bankers Expect Recession Into 2021

Even as states begin to lift stay-at-home orders in hopes of jump-starting their sagging economies, many banking executives are bracing for a prolonged slowdown that could […]
April 9, 2020

Shutdowns Have Wiped Out 29% of U.S. Economy

More than a quarter of the U.S. economy has ground to a halt in recent weeks as the coronavirus pandemic shutters nonessential businesses and generates millions of […]