Obama Announces MyRA – Retirement Savings Accounts

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Obmama Announces myRA Retirement Savings Accounts That’s why, tomorrow, I will direct the Treasury to create a new way for working Americans to start their own retirement savings: MyRA… MyRA guarantees a decent return with no risk of losing what you put in . President Obama – State of the Union Address 2014. How to Read More →

What a Government Shut Down Means For The Fed and QE

What a Government Shut Down Means for The Fed How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver “It’s possible you could get some data that change the complexion of the outlook and could make the committee be comfortable with a small taper in October.” St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, one day after the Fed’s Read More →

More QE Taper Talk From the Federal Reserve Regional Presidents

Fed Taper Talk How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver They are serious this time, really. Having missed their chance last week to taper the Fed’s $85 billion a month Quantitative Easing (QE) bond buying program, several Federal Reserve Presidents are letting the world know they still have taper on their minds. Here is Read More →

The State of The Economy – Podcast 9.6.13

The End of the Recovery Podcast Summary Ryan discusses the the Syrian situation and its impact on interest rates. Ryan reviews the ADP payroll numbers and the initial jobless claims and notes that they were not too good but the market thinks they were not bad enough to cause the Fed not to taper its Read More →

The Fed: To Taper or Not To Taper – Podcast 8.22.13

To Taper or Not To Taper Cumulative Summary of the Fed’s Position on Tapering QE: “We need more of what didn’t work to make sure it’s working and we need more data and we said we would taper, so there, but no rush!” Summary Of Podcast Ryan and Louis discuss the initial jobless claims and Read More →

Funding the Government Without the Fed and Quantitative Easing – Podcast 8.9.13

Much has been said about the potential impact on the real estate and stock markets if the Federal Reserve were to taper its quantitative easing program or to eliminate it altogether. The debate centers around whether and by how much rates would rise and what impact that would have on the real estate and stock Read More →

Why Interest Rates are Rising – Podcast 8.2.13

Why Are Interest Rates Rising? Summary of the Podcast Ryan reviews the ADP employment and the Bureau of Labor Statistics report the latter showing poor job growth while the former showed good job growth. Louis notes that the BLS report was not good as half new jobs were in retail or restaurants and there was Read More →

Obama’s Better Bargain – Podcast 7.24.13

Obama’s Better Bargain “I’m going to challenge CEOs from some of America’s best companies to hire more Americans” President Obama at Knox College July 24, 2013 Obama’s Better Bargain – Podcast 7.25.13 Summary of the Podcast Ryan and Louis discuss Fed Chairman’s Congressional testimony. Ryan noted that rates have gone lower due to recent dovish Read More →

How to Spot an Economic Recovery Addict

Economic Recovery Addicts Since the beginning of the Great Recession, dating back to the “green shoots” days of early 2009 and recovery summer of 2010, there has been a crowd of analysts, journalists and pundits searching for signs of an economic recovery. One group of analysts sifts through the data and determines most of it Read More →

Where is the Economic Recovery? Podcast 7/12/13

Where is the Economic Recovery? Summary Ryan and Louis discuss the direction of mortgage interest rates. Ryan notes that Ben Bernanke admitted that the employment situation is not good. Louis notes that when the non farm employment data came out last week and the top line number was better than expected that the market would Read More →