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Weekly Market Commentary - 9/29/2014

The Times They Are A-Changin’

There have been some big changes over the weekend, particularly for 2 individuals.  Both respected in their fields and both synonymous with their respective organizations, have had their last hurrah at each: Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees and Bill Gross of PIMCO. 127 more words

Interest Rates

Weekly Market Commentary - 9/22/2014

The Fed’s Great Expectations

In the Charles Dickens classic Great Expectations, the book’s protagonist, Pip, is seeking improvement and advancement in most every aspect of his life, achieving this “great expectation” with regards to education, social standing, and financial position.  155 more words

Interest Rates

Sell-Off in Emerging Markets

As the Fed is getting closer to hiking rates, another wave of sell-off in the EM space is taking place. The drop so far has not been as pronounced as during the “Taper tantrum” last year, but the MSCI EM is down 8.65% from the peak on September 3, while EPFR data shows a significant outflow from EM equity funds and to a lesser extent from EM bond funds. 58 more words

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Pop, or BOOM?

Ruh-roh, not sure if you have been following this or not but most sources/ news regarding stocks and the market have been predicting not so great things. 417 more words

Finance And Life

Sep.25.2014 Market Commentary

The U.S. equity market tumbled today. Nasdaq and S&P 500 lost 88.47 points (-1.94%), and 32.31 points (-1.62%) respectively. On the other hand, 10-yr US Treasury yield declined to push up the price by 2.44%. 212 more words

Inflation Dips, "Considerable" Stays

US Inflation Breakdown

The cost of living in United States unexpectedly fell in August for the first time in 16 months, and the annual inflation rate retreated to the lowest level in five months, the US Labor Department reported Wednesday, Sept.

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Economics

What's Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week - Sept 22, 2014

Last week’s economic news largely concerned the Federal Reserve’s FOMC meeting statement and a post-meeting conference given by Fed Chair Janet Yellen. The FOMC statement indicated that the Fed continued its wind-down of Treasury and mortgage-backed securities and that its purchases are expected to cease after the next FOMC meeting. 556 more words

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