Alan MacEachin

Alan MacEachin

About Alan MacEachin

Alan MacEachin is a Corporate Economist with Navy Federal Credit Union, providing expertise in economics, secondary mortgage markets and fixed-income debt markets.

Alan has over 25 years of experience in economic analysis, secondary mortgage markets, capital markets, investment management, and financial risk-management and has been with Navy Federal since 1988. Alan has managed mortgage sales, investment, and risk-management teams through several economic and market cycles, including 3 recessions. During his career he has been actively involved with various credit union and mortgage banking industry groups and initiatives, and has presented at numerous conferences on various economic- and capital markets-related topics.

Alan received a BA from the College of William and Mary, attended the University of Münster, Germany for post-graduate study, and received his MBA from Marymount University.

Decoding the Economy: 2016 Housing Market

Warmer weather is right around the corner, which means home buying season is about to be in full-swing. Navy Federal’s Corporate Economist Alan MacEachin discusses whether this Spring is the right time to buy a [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|Decoding the Economy|

Decoding the Economy 2016 Predictions

In December the Federal Reserve decided to raise interest rates, leaving many people wondering, “how will this affect my finances?” Our Corporate Economist, Alan MacEachin, discusses exactly how the 0.25% interest rate increase will affect auto [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|Decoding the Economy|

Decoding the Economy – The Federal Reserve’s September Rate Hike Decision

The Federal Reserve's decision to keep current interest rates has been a hot topic since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September. On this segment of Decoding the Economy, Navy Federal Corporate Economist Alan [...]

By | October 15th, 2015|Decoding the Economy|

Three Things to Watch in the U.S. Economy This Summer

Do you ever find your head spinning after reading a news article saying that the job market is quickly improving, only to see a story the next day saying the overall economic growth took a [...]

By | July 17th, 2014|Decoding the Economy|

The housing market needs more than sun to “heat up” this spring

What are you looking forward to most this spring? For many, it’s the noise of chattering songbirds as you awake in the morning, the explosion of colors budding from plants and trees, and the cracking [...]

By | April 17th, 2014|Decoding the Economy|

Is winter’s wrath the reason for a cooling economy?

You may be asking yourself, what does the weather have to do with the economy? Well, you’ve seen the headlines: frigid temperatures in the Midwest leading to the Great Lakes being more than 90% frozen; [...]

By | March 11th, 2014|Decoding the Economy|

Why Monthly U.S. Employment Data Is Important to You

This Friday, but usually the first Friday of each month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release its monthly employment summary. While you may not have read the actual BLS report, it’s likely [...]

By | January 9th, 2014|Decoding the Economy|

Will the U.S. jobs market continue to improve in 2014?

Sing along with me: “it’s beginning to look a lot like…more jobs in 2014…” The answer is maybe, but why is this important? Simply speaking: more jobs = more people with money = more spending [...]

By | December 18th, 2013|Decoding the Economy|

Will consumers open their wallets this holiday season?

Ah, Thanksgiving. The time of year when Christmas music has already filled the radio waves for two weeks, your family is deciding how big the turkey should be this year, and department stores are announcing [...]

By | November 22nd, 2013|Decoding the Economy|

Congressional Gridlock and Its Harm on the Economy

Congress on Wednesday night finally passed a bill to open the government and raise the debt ceiling – sending hundreds of thousands of furloughed government employees back to work and avoiding a potential default on [...]

By | October 18th, 2013|Decoding the Economy|