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The Supremes, Coal, Government And Business!

First todays headline: ‘Supreme Court overturns costly EPA mercury emissions rules for coal-fired power plants’! Now the reality… Number one is that of course we are all interested in clean air! But at the same time, we are all also interested in the lights turning-on when we flip the switch, having a vibrant economy and the good […]

Should Americans Be On Economic Red Alert?

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Is an economic red alert called for? As the owner of a title insurance provider reliant on a healthy and vibrant U.S. economy leading to the same in the real estate market, I am always searching for clues to provide me with indicators both for today and moving forward into the future! I suppose that some […]

What are the implications of spiking global interest rates?

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(Note: This article was also Featured at LinkedIn’s Pulse: Money and Banking) For many an article about central banks, bond yields and sovereign debt is merely an opportunity for the eyes to glaze over and a sound sleep to ensue! But consider, ‘…the yield on the benchmark 10-year German bund: it soared to as high as 0.95 […]

Is The Treasury Market Sending An Ominous Message?

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For anyone who’s involved in an industry sensitive to the level of interest rates, any move up in yields can spell a major problem for business! Of course the mortgage industry comes immediately to mind and, by extension, real estate and by even further extension title insurance, etc. But what about peoples retirement funds, college […]

Survey Says…Real Estate Is The Best Long-Term Investment!

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Reading or listening to business news one hears many opinions on where it is that Americans should be investing their money for the long-term! Equity fund managers and those individuals responsible for selling equities will say that historically it’s the stock market. Gold bugs will of course say gold or other storable metals and believers […]

Test Your Financial Literacy With This Short Quiz!

This short quiz will provide you with a general idea of your financial IQ and whether you should potentially speak with an expert in the field! I took this test at a meeting this morning and my score is available upon request. Financial Literacy Quiz 1) Stock prices are primarily the result of a) Level of […]