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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 July 7, 2014

Welcome back after the holiday weekend and the start of the second half of the year. Last week left us with the June employment report that was better than expected, again making initial headlines. Businesses added 288k jobs in June, … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of May 12, 2014

After almost three straight weeks of small interest rate improvements, the rate markets have hit the brakes and rates edged up a little over the last few days. Rates are still great, about the same as we started last week … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of May 5, 2014

Great headlines for the April employment report last Friday, with +288k new jobs and a massive drop in the unemployment rate to 6.3%. Great news for the economy and bad news for interest rates, right? Not so fast. The +288k … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of April 21, 2014

I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter weekend. In case you were wondering, the date Easter falls on has a window of 35 days. Easter occurs on the first Sunday following the full moon after March 21. Towards the end of … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of Sept 3, 2013

September already, yikes! Not that it applies to anything, but on September 2, 1789 the United States Department of Treasury was established. On Sept 3rd, their first order of business was to apply for a line of credit… Seriously though, … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of Aug 19, 2013

Last week delivered another blow to interest rates caused by more QE tapering chatter. The SF Fed Chairman made a press release that in his opinion QE 2 and 3 have not produced the intended results, and that tapering out … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of Aug 12, 2013

Last week was pretty uneventful, as expected. Bonds ended the week unchanged from the previous Friday. Even though the bond  markets were unchanged interest rates are slightly better than they were last Monday, we’ll take that. We had a mixed … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of Aug 5, 2013

Saturday was National Watermelon Day, I hope everyone snacked on a nice cold slice of watermelon and enjoyed their weekend. Last week was quite a wild ride. The FOMC meeting that concluded on wed was pretty uneventful. Everything that was … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of July 29, 2013

Last week we saw Mortgage Backed Securities worsen by about 50 basis points, which caused mortgage rates to move higher by about .125%. This brought an end to the 2 previous weeks of rate improvements that I was expecting after … Continue reading

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