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The Federal Reserve is projected to raise interest rates 2 times in 2017. What if they raise more? What’s the effect on your portfolio? Karl discussed on the Trey Ware Show this morning.

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Prices Are Rising At Their Fastest Pace In 5 Years

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The Labor Department reported that consumer prices (CPI) in January grew at its fast pace since 2012 (based on year over year percentage change).

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This morning, the Labor Department released the December jobs figures.  While the jobs added in December was less than expected, the previous month’s was revised up substantially.  Embedded in the numbers was the average hourly earnings which stole the show today. Year over year, that number rose by 2.9%.  This was the highest since 2009 and […]

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Is The Federal Reserve Behind The Curve?

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The Fed recently raised interest rates, but only for the 2nd time in 10 years. And, after forecasting 4 rate hikes in 2016, they only raised rates by 0.25% one time in 2016. But, where should interest rates be at this point in the cycle?

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Is The Bond Bear Market Beginning?

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Investors are wondering whether the bond bear market that’s been predicted for years is actually beginning. If so, the chart above could play out with bonds rallying in the short-term due to their oversold condition only to see them give way to lower lows over the next several months.

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This Rate Has Already Quadrupled

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The average investor probably hasn’t heard of LIBOR. LIBOR is an acronym for the London Interbank Offered Rate. Wall Street monitors this short-term rate for many reasons because it’s used as a short-term interest rate proxy and it’s been rising fast lately.

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The U.S. added 151,000 jobs in the month of August, below the estimate of 180,000. July’s report was revised up by 20,000. The unemployment rate remains at 4.9%. We’ve updated our latest labor market dashboard.

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This Indicator Shows No Recession In Sight

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This morning, the Leading Economic Indicators Index was released and showed a 0.3% change from the prior month and now sits at a post-recession high.

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TODAY’S TOP 10 (OR SO) 7-14-2016

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Helicopter Ben (ex-head of the Fed) strikes again. And, a surprise from the Bank of England highlight TTTOS.

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This Indicator Is The Best It’s Been Since 1973

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While the employment structural problems remain in this country, the indicator equity investors care a lot about continues to improve.

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