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 This WeekWhat a week!  Many reports indicated stronger than expected data and signs of a strong economy. This was bad news for Bonds and home loan rates, as with of good news, investors tend to pull money from safe-haven Bonds and inject them into Stocks, which have a better chance of profiting ...
Last Week Last week's economic news should have been enough to make bonds and in turn  home loan rates make a move, but they didn't. A "flurry" (or if you prefer a wintery mix) of stronger than expected economic reports hit the streets, indicating a resilient economy. Strong economic news usually...
Thank you all for the wonderful posted comments and personal e-mails.  Please know I am planning to post "The Martini Factor - Last Week...This Week" weekly. Best case it will be posted late Saturday evening and worst by mid Monday mornings.Last WeekMartini Factor 101... good economic news tends ...
LAST WEEK (1-1 to 1-5-2007)Fascinating things were going on behind the scenes on Thursday's what happened.Late last week, analysts reduced their estimate for Friday's Jobs Report number from 115,000 to 100,000...this clearly indicating much lowered expectations in new job growth....
It's that time of year again...I am ready to lay out our thoughts and forecast for the year ahead.  They say "hindsight is 20/20", and looking back, I an quite proud of how my past predictions have held up, especially in terms of interest rates.  So crystal ball, Ouija board, and Tarot cards asid...

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