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Markets in a Minute | September 4th

  ' If the August employment report follows the lead of lower than expected private job growth, the news could be bad for labor but good for rates. Two positive manufacturing reports may portend a strong Q3 GDP. Economic improvements could eventually lead to higher rates. The latest Fed commentary describes economic growth ...
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For the Week Ending August 29, 2014 The second estimate for Q2 GDP is slightly higher than the first estimate and stronger than expected. Good economic news can lead to rate increases. The number of people employed surpassed its 2007 high. Yet employable population outpaced job growth. Labor concerns can delay Fed policy changes. Rates remain in the same narrow range. They ...
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Markets In a Minute - June 19th

Please enjoy this quick update on what’s happening this week in the housing and financial markets. Stocks touch on record highs as the latest Fed statement suggests an improving economy. Thursday's jobless claims number agreed with the Fed. The Fed also continues scaling back its purchase of bonds and mortgage securities. There ...
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Markets in a Minute - June 12th

For the Week Ending June 13, 2014 Last week's potential market movers—employment numbers and a European Central Bank announcement—brought no surprises and no big rate changes. Credit card debt soared in April, hinting at growing consumer confidence and spending. This is good for the economy but could eventually be bad for rate ...
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Markets in a Minute, March 28 2014

Please enjoy this quick update on what’s happening this week in the housing and financial markets. The Fed sparked rate fear when it hinted at shortening the timeline for raising interest rates. Markets are calmer this week. Reports show an increase in orders of durable goods and decrease in capital expenditures. The mixed in ...
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Markets in a Minute, March 21 2014

  Please enjoy this quick update on what’s happening this week in the housing and financial markets. The Fed's economic targets for raising rates have been removed, and tapering continues. The initial reaction to this was lower stock prices and higher rates. By the latest popular measures, inflation is running low. This ...
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