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My Thoughts for the Week of July 5th, 2016

  Hope everyone enjoyed their extended 4th of July weekend, a chance to gather with friends and family. Most know that only 2 founding fathers actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, with most signing on Aug 2, … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of March 31, 2014

Today we wrap up the first quarter on 2014 and interest rates are slightly better than when we started off the year. There was a lot of fear in the bond/interest rate area 4 months ago when the Fed began … Continue reading

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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 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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My Thoughts for the Week of Oct 21, 2013

The government shutdown is over and all systems back online, including USDA financing. Of course the underlying issues remain and we can likely expect to be back in this situation come January and February when our debt ceiling is being … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of Sept 30, 2013

More political calamity is dominating our news as a Government shutdown looms over us today. With both sides pointing fingers and unwilling to compromise the shutdown is looking very possible, something I’ve been thinking would not happen. It’s hard to … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of Sept 16, 2013

You may have heard over the weekend that Larry Summers withdrew himself from consideration to be the next Chairman of the Fed when Bernanke steps down in a few months. This pretty much means that Janet Yellen will be the … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of Aug 26, 2013

Poor economic data continues to roll in, this morning being the huge miss in expected Durable Goods Orders which was down 7.3% vs the est of -3.0%. A week ago it was the SF Fed Chairman arguing for the Fed … Continue reading

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