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Happy Friday! Today, we see news of the latest round of trade talks between US and China, the rise in the US dollar index, and home mortgage rates facing a 10 month low.
During the latest round of US-China Trade Talks, US trade negotiators announced that they are making progress towards a deal, inching closer to common ground between President Trump and China’s terms. Stock futures rose today in light of these positive signs of a trade agreement in the near future.
After a volatile session, the US dollar index bounced back today after showing weaker signs on Thursday. This could be a response to signs of positive future trade negotiations between the U.S. and China.
With the pressing news that Amazon is backing out of promise to create 25,000 jobs in New York, “How often do companies that agree to build factories and create jobs in exchange for economic incentives back away from their promises? And when they do, do taxpayers ever learn about it?”
Personal Finance
Buyer sentiment about home buying has risen this month in response to mortgage rates dipping down to a 10-month low of 4.54%. As projections increase for future mortgage rates to rise, now could be the best time for home buyers to sign the down payment.
“A change in the rules for Fafsa (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) means that grandparents could help pay for an additional year of college without hurting their grandchild’s chances for aid.”

 

February 15, 2019

Daily Reads 2/15/2019

Tweet Share Share EmailHappy Friday! Today, we see news of the latest round of trade talks between US and China, the rise in the US dollar index, and home mortgage rates facing a 10 month low. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-china-trade-round-wraps-up-with-progress-toward-expected-memorandum-of-understanding-2019-02-15 During the latest round of US-China Trade Talks, US trade negotiators announced that they are making progress towards […]
February 8, 2019

Daily Reads 2/8/19

Tweet Share Share EmailBB&T Corp. announced that it will soon close a deal to purchase SunTrust Banks Inc. for $28.2 billion in hopes to better compete with larger consumer lending banks such as JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America. Despite the positive synergies in technology innovation that this merger will create, the deal […]
February 4, 2019

Daily Reads 2/4/19

Tweet Share Share Email We hope you had a great weekend! Today we include great reads on how the US economy is performing in the New Year, how the Fed’s interest rate decision last week will impact the timing of future rate hike decisions in 2019, and what to consider when making the tough decision […]
February 1, 2019

Daily Reads 2/1/19

Tweet Share Share EmailHappy Friday! Included today are some great reads on the effects of the US Jobs report, Federal Reserve decision, the latest on US-China trade talks, along with 2018 tax return tips. INVESTING & THE ECONOMY https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/01/nonfarm-payrolls-january-2019.html Payrolls surged in January despite the long standing government shutdown. Despite predictions of slower economic growth […]
January 30, 2019

Daily Reads 1/30/2019

Tweet Share Share EmailGood morning! Today’s reads include the Fed’s well-anticipated decision on interest rates, mortgage trends, and what a tax refund really means.
January 29, 2019

Daily Reads 1/29/2019

Tweet Share Share EmailIt’s getting cold again! Today we take a look at the big wave of earnings that is coming this week, how to handle your finances once you’re married, and why employers should focus on the financial stability of their employees. Enjoy!
January 28, 2019

Daily Reads 1/28/2019

Tweet Share Share EmailWe hope you had a great weekend. We are beginning to see a lot of finalized data for 2018 trickle out and that will continue this week. On top of that, with the shutdown (temporarily) over, we will likely see attention swing back to trade issues and earnings season. Enjoy!
January 25, 2019

Daily Reads 1/25/2019

Tweet Share Share EmailGood morning!  Below are some insights on how fund managers are adjusted to the continued market volatility, mortgage trends, and how to avoid being your own worst enemy to your portfolio.
January 24, 2019

Daily Reads 1/24/2019

Tweet Share Share EmailToday we have some great, quick reads on the global economy, as well as thoughts on personal finance and being more like Abraham Lincoln when it comes to your money! We hope you enjoy.
January 23, 2019

Daily Reads 1/23/2019

Tweet Share Share EmailHappy Wednesday. Included today are insights on the recent strength in corporate debt, Ray Dalio’s thoughts on tax changes, and a special appearance from our very own Brad Sherman in Forbes.