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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 Nov 24, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, typically a strange week for the bond and stock markets in that there is not a lot of activity or excitement. This year though November as a whole has been pretty quiet. The bond markets and interest rates … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of Sept 15, 2014

It’s been a busy summer for my office in both purchases and refinances as rates improved to 12 month lows. The industry has been expecting rates to move higher as the Fed eased their bond purchasing program, but International conflicts … Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of July 21, 2014

With growing tension between Putin and the US over the downed Malaysian airliner, increased fighting between Israeli troops and Palestinians, and ongoing instability in Iraq, geopolitical news is controlling the markets right now. There has been a fair share of … 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 19, 2014

Not much on the economic calendar this week but what is there will draw a lot of attention. Both existing and new home sales for April, and the minutes from the last FOMC meeting (4/30) are the keys this week. … 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 April 14, 2014

Last week was rough for US stocks, which often leads to money moving into bonds. Higher demand for “safe” Treasury bonds means lower yields (rates) for bonds and therefore mortgage rates as well. We’ll take that. Tensions over the issues … Continue reading

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