Monthly Archives: February 2016

Things Are Beginning to Soften a Bit

Things Are Beginning to Soften a Bit The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index showed prices in its 20-city composite index rose 0.8% month over month in December, but remember, this index only accounts for the 20 largest markets.Existing home sales data … Continue reading

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Is the Economy Good or Bad?

Unemployment is 5.5%. Millennial underemployment is around 40%. The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland puts the chances of a 2016 recession at just 6%. US oil and gas has lost 70,000 jobs since Oct 2014. Today’s economy has an identity … Continue reading

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Market Preview for the Week of Feb. 8

HOW LOW CAN THEY GO? Seven weeks ago the Fed moved to raise rates. Since then, rates have astoundingly gone down. When we look back to early December (pre-rate hike), we see the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note … Continue reading

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