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Compound Knowledge, Rates Stay Flat, Initial Jobless Claims Increase
Market Trends 15 February 2019

Compound Knowledge, Rates Stay Flat, Initial Jobless Claims Increase

Compound knowledge can increase opportunity in the same way compound interest increases wealth. This article pulls from Alice Shroeder's biography on Warren Buffet Snowball and helped me switch from morning news to audiobooks on business and science…

Market Trends 08 February 2019

Value in Inefficiency, Mortgage Rates Improve, Jobless Claims, Appreciation

In a world that highly values efficiency in all aspects of life do we overlook the benefits of inefficiency? Take for example a lender who structured their business to be incredibly efficient at new purchase transactions…

Job Growth, Rates Flat, Wage Inflation
Market Trends 01 February 2019

Job Growth, Rates Flat, Wage Inflation

Yesterday was Jobs Friday and the Bureau of Labor and Statistics report showed the U.S. economy added 304,000 jobs in January. This was 134,000 more than expectations but excitement was tempered by negative revisions of…

Government Re-Opens, Rates Moves Sideways, Strong Appreciation and Jobs Report
Market Trends 25 January 2019

Government Re-Opens, Rates Moves Sideways, Strong Appreciation and Jobs Report

After 35 days of shutdown, Washington has brokered a deal to temporarily re-open government agencies until February 15th as negotiations continue. Kevin Hassett, the chair of the White House Council of economic advisors, projected the shutdown…

Short Term Optimism, Microsoft Funds Affordable Housing, Rates Bump Up, Delinquencies Fall
Home Buyer 18 January 2019

Short Term Optimism, Microsoft Funds Affordable Housing, Rates Bump Up, Delinquencies Fall

After a proposed per-employee tax on larger business to fund homeless services and affordable housing in Seattle failed last year, Microsoft decided to chip in $500M to address the problem. The Seattle Times reports that by…

Government Shutdown, Bill Gates’ 2018, Rates Move Sideways, Inflation Flat
Market Trends 11 January 2019

Government Shutdown, Bill Gates’ 2018, Rates Move Sideways, Inflation Flat

Today marks day 21 of the Government Shutdown. If no deal is made before tomorrow it will be the longest in our history. 2 in every 1,000 Americans are currently going without paychecks (this doesn't…

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