I first set foot on U.S. soil at the age of 9 — nearly 19 years ago. I arrived with my Mom on a flight from Poland, capable of counting to 10 in English and terrified of the future. I can vividly remember my grandmother lamenting about when I’d... Read more
In brief, the news this morning was disappointing with the Household Survey Data reporting an unemployment rate of 9.1% (+0.1%). This was not unexpected (given earlier weakness from the ADP results) as the Establishment Survey showed a lack of growth in both Non Farm Payrolls +54,000 (expected +165k)  and... Read more
Unemployment data released this morning from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provided long awaited guidance to the market on a potential second round of Quantitative Easing, something we have spoken to a number of times the last few weeks. The data today was considered better than expected despite an “unacceptably... Read more
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the housing market and felt tempted to buy a home, you’re not the only one. According to a Gallup poll, 72 percent of Americans think that now is the time to buy a home. Home buyers are realizing that there are many... Read more

Median housing prices fell in areas of the country where the employment level decreased over the past year. Median prices dropped as much as 21 percent in Nevada, 11 percent in California, 9 percent in Arizona, and 50 percent in some areas of Michigan.

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Although the word “risk” typically carries negative connotations, having a position that deals with risk doesn’t always have to be full of pessimism. Such is the case with the Senior Financial Risk Analyst position at LendingTree, for which we are currently seeking qualified applicants. The Senior Financial Risk Analyst... Read more

The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book released yesterday hints at an improved economy in 10 of 12 of its districts. The report centers around economic data from categories like employment, real estate, banking and finance, agriculture, and manufacturing.

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