Weekly Market Update: February 15, 2018
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBank Chicago) hosts a Weekly Market Update webinar every Thursday at 3:00 p.m. where members, free of charge, can either log in or dial in to receive an update of the latest economic releases, fixed income market update, Federal Reserve announcements, banking sector changes, and how these developments relate to members’ business and balance sheets. About once a month guest speakers share their expertise on a topic of interest including regulatory updates, ALM strategies, and investment strategies.
Highlights for This Week
Equities were volatile the last two weeks after January’s employment report showed average hourly earnings surprised to the upside. Economic data releases this week showed consumer prices rising and retail sales edging lower. The Federal Reserve released results on its fourth quarter Senior Loan Office Survey, reporting lending standards for residential mortgages loans were generally unchanged from the third quarter of 2017. Since the last reporting period, demand weakened for commercial real estate and auto loans. Tune into this week’s webinar to learn more on bank lending practices!
View this week's Weekly Market Update webinar presentation slides. FHLBank Chicago members can also visit eBanking to access the Weekly Market Update webinar presentation slides.
The Weekly Market Update is hosted by:
Director, Member Strategy and Solutions
Associate Director, Member Strategy and Solutions
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