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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 June 10, 2013

Last week everyone braced for the most anticipated and important jobs report in years, and the jobs numbers were right smack in the middle and unable to help answer our country’s economic direction. Markets are still concerned about when the … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of October 15, 2012

This week we have some potential market moving economic data to keep an eye on. Most notably are the Sept retail sales today and the EU Summit meeting later this week. Rates should remain relatively stable, being influenced by how … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of August 27, 2012

This week we have the Republican Convention, Treasury auctioning $99B of notes, Europe still unable to get anything accomplished, two reports on consumer confidence and sentiment, July personal income and spending AND the most important event this week—on Friday Bernanke … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of July 16, 2012

after last week’s little economic data, this week we see a lot which could mean increased volatility. Today we already had June retail sales, which was weaker than expected. Overall sales were expected up .2%, retail sales fell -.5% as … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of July 9, 2012

Friday last week we saw the June employment report. ADP predicted 176K private jobs, actual data was 84K. The data was so bad that there is now a very strong view in the markets that the Fed will have to … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of July 2, 2012

The 4th of July falls in the middle of this week which should lead to lower than normal activity because of many taking a few days off. This morning’s June ISM manufacturing index dropped from 53.5 to 49.7. Readings under … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of June 18, 2012

Last weekend it was the Spain bailout, yesterday it was the Greece elections. The party that wants to stay in the EU won, but by a narrow margin. Moving forward will be tough for Greece with the country so divided. … Continue reading

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FHA Reduces MI Premiums on some Streamline Refinances

FHA recently announced decreased fees for single family mortgage insurance premiums for loans endorsed on or before May 31, 2009 and a new FHA case number assigned on or after June 11, 2012 for streamline refinances. New FHA Mortgage Insurance … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of June 11, 2012

Interesting interpretation to the Spain bailout that occurred early this morning. At first, the market responded positively with Europe’s stock market and US bond yields both increasing, and then quickly reversing as the realization the Europe’s underlying problems can’t be … Continue reading

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