Stimulus response is a measuring technique that traces all the way back to experiments done in the late 1800’s by Ivan Pavlov. Stimulus response is all about testing and measuring the response. The classic example is the stand-up comedian. A comedian doesn’t come on stage and say, “I’m very funny.” A comedian knows how funny they are by how the crowd reacts to their jokes. When a comedian tells a new joke they measure how the crowd responds. The next time the comedian…
ECB Hints at More Stimulus
Increased expectations for additional stimulus in Europe were positive for mortgage rates over the past week. The economic data and the Fed Minutes had little impact. Mortgage rates ended the week a little lower. While Wednesday’s Minutes from the October 28 Fed meeting caused little reaction, the Minutes from the October 22 European Central Bank (ECB) meeting released on Thursday ... Read More
What’s planned for Stimulus 1.1
Hey everybody. I wanted to share what we have planned for the next release of Stimulus, version 1.1, so folks know where we’re headed in the near future. Please keep in mind that none of this is set in stone and we don’t have a specific timeline at the moment. 🙂 Support for abstract CSS class names. It’s very common for a Stimulus controller to add, remove, or toggle CSS class names on its elements. However, hard-coding those class names in your controller…
Mining is central to Ramaphosa's stimulus package
South Africa’s mining industry has enormous potential. But retrenched workers can't eat potential, says Vuslat Bayoglu.
Is Stimulus Responsible for Recent Improved Trends in U.S. and Japan?
Since central banks began their B.S. back in 2001, when the Bank of Japan first began Quantitative Easing efforts, I’ve warned that it wouldn’t be enough…
What Happened to The Tax Cut Stimulus?
The 2017 tax law cut taxes a lot for corporations, with only minor cosmetic changes for most individuals. Where did the stimulus go? The top 100 giant multinationals may not have benefited from the new law as they lost their ability to have tax-free offshore transactions and must now pay a minimum of 12.5% tax if the move the new income to the U.S. or 14.5% if they insist on keeping income offshore. Income earned before the new tax law was enacted must…
Draghi stimulus hints send European stocks higher
Iseq underperforms European peers but rises almost 0.7% on the day
Why the U.S. Stimulus Package is Bound To Fail
Much is to be gained by viewing the contemporary crisis as a surface eruption generated out of deep tectonic shifts in the spatio-temporal disposition of capitalist development. The tectonic plates…
Budget Deal Paves Way for Additional Fiscal Stimulus
Washington Policy Analyst Ed Mills details the new budget agreement passed by Congress.
Fed Stimulus Over: What About Interest Rates?
The Federal Reserve has ended its bond-purchasing program, known as "quantitative easing." Will interest rates shoot up?
Why Stimulus Can't Fix Our Energy Problems
"Collectively, we have closed our eyes to this possibility ever happening to the world economy in the modern era...Recessions that are based on prices that are too low for the producer are the more severe type."
Bank of England's Carney hints at stimulus in no-deal Brexit
LONDON (AP) - The governor of the Bank of England gave his biggest hint yet that he'd back a stimulus package for the British economy if the country crashes out of the European Union at the end of October with no deal In testimony to lawmakers on Wednesday, Mark Carney said the response from the bank's rate-setting panel to a no-deal Brexit will "not be automatic" and will depend on the impacts on demand, supply and on the exchange rate. A fall in…
Should I tithe to my church from the stimulus check?
Should I tithe to my church from the stimulus check? - Arkansas Catholic - May 7, 2020
Why it's time for fiscal stimulus to play a bigger role
Alan Wheatley argues that fiscal stimulus should play a greater role in boosting global growth.
How To Check Your Code of Ethics Training Status
Watch this video to learn how to look up to see if you have already taken your Code of Ethics Training for this biennial: Jan. 1, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2018
Lead With Intention: Why Amazing Leaders Master The Moment Between Stimulus And Response
A leading voice on intention, energy and presence in leadership, Anese Cavanaugh is the creator of the IEP Method® (Intentional Energetic Presence®), an advisor and thinking partner to leaders and organizations around the world.
Why am I still hearing about the Federal Stimulus Program?
The Federal Stimulus Program is a plan enacted by the Obama Administration to get the economy back on track after the housing meltdown in 2008. The component of the Federal Stimulus Program that is relevant to the mortgage industry is HARP (Home Affordable Refinance Program) Although it’s been around for some time, in August 2017 the Federal Housing Finance Agency, FHFA, announced they would extend it…
Fiscal Stimulus in Economic Unions: What Role for States?
Issued in October 2015 The Great Recession and the subsequent passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act returned fiscal policy, and particularly the importance of state and local governments, to the center stage of macroeconomic policy-making. This paper addresses three questions for the design of intergovernmental macroeconomic fiscal policies. First, are such policies necessary? Analysis of US state fiscal policies show state deficits (in particular…
Jobs rut tips scales in favor of Fed stimulus
The Federal Reserve looks set to launch a third round of bond purchases this week to try to drive borrowing costs lower and breathe more life into an economy that is not growing fast enough to lower unemployment.
Eurozone's top banker: stimulus needed despite higher growth
The head of the European Central Bank says while the economy of the 19-nation eurozone is improving, it still needs substantial stimulus.