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My Thoughts for the Week of March 17, 2014

The US 10 Yr Treasury bond is kind of the Vegas odds indicator for world events. As uncertainty and fear over Crimea/Russia grew again last week money moved into Treasury bonds with the yield dropping from 2.80% to 2.64% and … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of February 3, 2014

A lot of recent turmoil in stocks with the Dow dropping over 5% in January and economic uncertainty in emerging countries. The result has been a safety move into US bonds once again which has helped lower mortgage interest rates. … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of January 27, 2014

A lot of economic data for markets to digest this week, including the FOMC meeting and policy statement being released on Wed. Markets are trying to anticipate whether the Fed will further reduce their Treasury and Mortgage bond purchasing. Economic … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of December 16, 2013

Rates suffered a little more last week before rebounding a tad on Friday, overall ending the week just a little worse than we started. No change to interest rates, just a slight change to the credit associated with each rate. … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of December 9, 2013

Last week was another week of strong economic data, causing interest rates to continue their climb week over week. The biggest contributor was the November Jobs data that once again was better than the markets were expecting. Really what this … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of November 25, 2013

November 1st fell on a Friday this month. If the 1st would have been on Thursday, Thanksgiving would have been celebrated last week and we’d be recovering from Bloody Friday, I mean Black Friday’s shopping spree. President FDR altered Lincoln’s … Continue reading

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