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20
MAR
2017

Rate Increase No Surprise: The Weekly Market Update

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The Fed Has Spoken Since we spent the past several weeks explaining why the Federal Reserve Board was likely to raise rates last week, we can definitely say that the Fed’s decision was not a surprise — especially since the increase was limited...
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13
MAR
2017

The Jobs Report and Fed Meeting: The Weekly Market Update

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Jobs, Stocks and More The data is in. The jobs report has been released and the Federal Reserve Board’s Open Market Committee is meeting as we release this publication. Keep in mind that the employment numbers are a major factor in affecting the...
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06
MAR
2017

Existing Home Sales React: The Weekly Market Update

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Jobs and Confidence In the past few weeks we have spoken a lot about confidence. Certainly, confidence has been the major influence behind the recent stock rally. It has also influenced the recent movements in rates and oil prices. If this...
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26
FEB
2017

Jobs and Rates: The Weekly Market Update

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Jobs Report This Week It has been a whirlwind start to the year with record stock prices and a new administration coming together. And the year could get a bit more interesting with an employment report due out at the end of next week. Of...
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21
FEB
2017

Optimism Versus Uncertainty: The Weekly Market Update

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Optimism Carries The Day During the past few months we have had a very solid rally in the stock market, which has been accompanied by higher interest rates. Certainly, the economic results that have been released have not changed that much...
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13
FEB
2017

Influences Upon Economy Still in Question: The Weekly Market Update

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The Barrage of Executive Orders As we indicated previously, we are not about to speculate as to what might happen as a result of the policies of the new Administration. There is still a tremendous road to be laid. However, we can say that the...
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06
FEB
2017

Where The Economy Stands: The Weekly Market Update

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Moderately Good News Certainly, this past week was one to get a good assessment of where the economy stands coming into the new year and a new Presidency. In the past week or so, we have had reports on overall economic growth for 2016; personal...
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30
JAN
2017

Rates Are Still Very Low: The Weekly Market Update

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The Fed and Rates The start of a new year is a good time to reflect as we previously have on the state of jobs and real estate. Another important factor we are monitoring is the movement of interest rates. There is no doubt about the fact that...
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23
JAN
2017

Change is Coming: The Weekly Market Update

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What Changes Will Be Enacted? We now have a new President to go along with a new Congress. During the past year or so, we have endured what can only be described as an excruciatingly long election season mired in controversy and then even more...
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17
JAN
2017

Where Real Estate Stands: The Weekly Market Update

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Long-Term Real Estate View Last week we focused upon the employment situation in the long-term — looking back at 2016 and for the past eight to ten years. If there is one economic indicator which rivals the importance of the employment...
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