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Here we go with another (short) week. Let’s begin! In the News It’s first worth noting that President Biden plans to re-elect Fed Chair Jerome Powell. The importance of this is the consistency of policy. We can expect more money printing, asset (and overall) inflation, etc. The kicker is what the...
11/22/2021
In the News On Wednesday, the Fed reported an inflation tick up to 6.2%. There was a market sell-off in bonds which led to a repricing for the worst. Inflation doesn’t seem so “transitory,” at least with all the current market forces at play. Here is what’s in the news for this week: Tuesday:Reta...
11/15/2021
 In the News Last week, the Fed came out with their interest rate decision and Chairman Powell spoke about future plans. Here were the key takeaways:  Fed will begin tapering their bond monthly bond purchases They will begin with a monthly reduction of $10billion less in Treasury bills and $5bill...
11/08/2021
When I was in my teens I kept a list of quotes that I collected from various sources that made me stop and think. They were always something that I agreed with and assumed most others would agree with as well.Now I am completely surprised by comments and quotes from public figures, quite a few of...
11/05/2021
In the News Wednesday:Fed Chair Jerome Powell has a press conferenceThursday: Initial Jobless Claims numbers Q3 GDP Pending Home Sales Friday:Unemployment numbersThe markets will be listening to what the Fed has to say on Wednesday. Pay attention to any outlooks for inflation. Chart CheckSupport/...
11/01/2021
This weeks analysis is delayed one day due to Snow! We got 24 inches in 7 hours in Tahoe.  In the News We have an action packed week coming up. Here is what to expect Tuesday:New Home SalesThursday: Initial and Continuing Jobless Claims numbers Q3 GDP Pending Home Sales Friday: Consumer Spending ...
10/26/2021
In the NewsLast week, we saw inflation come in at a record breaking 5.4%. This did not include energy or food, which are some of the most inflationary items. It is safe to assume that real inflation numbers are a lot higher than reported.August also saw a record 4.3million employees leave their j...
10/18/2021
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In the News Monday is a “holiday” but here is what you should be on the lookout for this relatively quiet week:Wednesday:Consumer Price IndexThis CPI is a monthly report that measures the increase in prices of certain economic goods and service, but excludes some items such as food and energy. Th...
10/11/2021
In the News The core inflation report I told you about last week showed that inflation rose 3.6% in August from a year ago, the biggest jump in more than 30 years. Fed Chairman Powell said earlier this week that he finds this “frustrating.” Inflation may not be as “transitory” as they once though...
10/04/2021
It is very frustrating on the lending side to continually hear from the media that the housing boom is over. There is a saying "Figures Lie and liars figure".  Two people can take the same information and spin it to reflect the opposite opinion. In my industry, this is some of what we think of th...
07/29/2021
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