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Week ahead... - 09:59 AM
The treasury borrowing a total of $102B in 2 yr, 5 yr, and 7 yr notes; the total is $2B less than last month’s series. On the economic calendar July existing home sales are thought to have plummeted 13% while new home sales are expected to be up 3.0%. Existing home sales in June dropped 5.1%, following a 2.2% decline the month before. Sales for the latest month (June) came in at a 5.37 million annual rate and are up 9.8% on a year-ago basis, compared to up 19.2% in May. New home sales made much more of a comeback than (0 comments)
Jobless Claims Update... - 10:00 AM
The week also has those weekly jobless claims; as of this week-end the expectations are for claims to decline 15K frm 500K to 485K. Markets will also get the Q2 GDP revision expected to be at +1.4%, down frm 2.4% reported last month in the advance release. Look for the rate markets to continue testing current low yields with the potential of some back up with the levels of rates now at such low levels investors may be backing off. The demand for this week’s auctions will be a measuring stick; weak demand for the three auctions will likely send rates (0 comments)
The Yield - 10:01 AM
With investors shying away from equities and looking for safety and the best rates possible. The 30 yr bond is the focus; its yield continues to decline, last Friday the 30 closed at 3.86%, this morning the rate is 3.62% down 24 basis points while the bellwether 10 yr rate has declined just 11 basis points and mortgages are unchanged on the week. (0 comments)
Longterm.. - 10:03 AM
Since mortgage rates have basically moved (lower) at will for the majority of the summer, I think we should stop and call attention to the times when mortgage rates actually react to economic data. Not because I feel the bond market is trying to tell us the economic environment is fundamentally worse or better (LONG TERM OUTLOOK), but because I think the bond market is telling us it is looking for some directional guidance (SHORT TERM OUTLOOK). (0 comments)
Global Economy - 10:06 AM
The momentum is increasing that global economies will take much longer to recover than what was thought as recently as a month ago. We have warned for months that the euphoria surrounding the economic recovery was overdone. The same story, so simple but so overlooked in favor of arcane banking issues and sovereign debt problems; consumers are not spending, the US housing industry is still in deep recession with the outlook no better, and after a massive inventory build that was the driver for the ideas we could have a swift recovery is now over, unemployment showing no signs of recovery, (0 comments)
REO on the way up... - 10:15 AM
A total of 97,123 U.S. properties received default notices for the month. This was a small 1% increase from the previous month but a 28% decrease from a year ago. Default notices in July were down 32% from their peak of 142,064 in April 2009. For the category of foreclosure auctions, a total of 135,248 properties were auctioned in July, up 2% from June and down 2% from July 2009. Scheduled auctions in July decreased 14% from their peak of 158,105 in March 2010. Lenders foreclosed on 92,858 U.S. properties in July, 9% more than in June and a 6% increase (0 comments)
Fail Rates... - 10:17 AM
The pass-fail ratio for those taking the exams for the first time is 71% for the national test and 81% for their respective state quiz. When retake results are included, the overall pass-fail rate is 65% for the national exam and 79% for the state tests. (0 comments)
The Whuffie Factor: Do you have it? - 02:02 PM
The Whuffie Factor: Do you have it? Imagine a world where money doesn’t exist. Where all the necessities & luxuries in life are free for the taking. Where everyone can see what you’re worth because they've been given the ability to interface with the Net. Where your reputation is based on a person’s favorable or unfavorable actions, which is determined on public opinion. Where your reputation is measured by Whuffie. Well, you’re in it. Online, that is.
The term Whuffie comes from Cory Doctorow’s science fiction novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, and it’s now being related (22 comments)
When Has Social Media Gone Too Far? - 05:17 PM
When Has Social Media Gone Too Far? Depending on an age demographic of an individual in their 20's or someone in their 50's, you will get widely diverse opinions on the use of social media like blogging, Twittering, Facebook, and even just using mobile devices BEYOND smartphones with email but relying more heavily on texting. Many of the older folks view too much of it as a waste of time while younger folks "can't live without it" and are as transparent with their personal lives as a glass of water. The real answer is there is no right answer.
People Time Is Not Internet Time - 10:11 PM
With all the super fast gee whiz toys around us today able to zip text, email, YouTubes, PDF contract files, and all sorts of images around the world at the push of a SEND key on a Smartphone we often forget that People Time Is Not Internet Time. People in our business lives, and in our personal lives often have questions, emotions get involved, they get distracted by other things, they are out of town, have sick grandmothers, dogs at the vet, arguments with the next door neighbor over who needs to replace the picket in the fence, need to (71 comments)
Posterous stands out from other publishing services, because it lets you email in content. This means that you are able to post fresh content from anywhere that you have an internet connection (including your cell phone) The real value of Posterous is it's ability to distribute your content to a wide range of other sites and services. Using this feature saves (1 comments)
The services that you are adding are called Web 2.0 sites. Web 2.0 is nothing more than online content sharing websites that allow you to connect with your audience. The 3 services that you will be adding to Posterous today are:
Wordpress.com Identi.ca and Tumbler A Wordpress.com blog and a (2 comments)
Adding Blogger, LiveJournal and Xanga Accounts To Your Posterous Account - The 30 Day Challenge Day 6/Module 3 - 12:34 PM
Today in The 30 Day Challenge you will add even more Web 2.0 platforms to link to your Posterous account. The benefits are two-fold: You get more backlinks for your micro-niche blog and You generate some organic traffic by providing good content to these services. Basically it extends your reach to people who may not have seen your information otherwise. The three services covered today are Blogger, LiveJournal and Xanga. Blogger: Live Journal Xanga Remember that the value in doing this is to create back-links or little flags back to your primary blog. This tells the search engines that you (4 comments)
Unleasing the Power of Your Posterous Network - The 30 Day Challenge Day 7/Module 3 - 12:53 PM
For the past six lessons we have been setting up our broadcasting system on Posterous and laying the ground work for getting our blogs content seen by google so that clients can find you. If you have followed along you have: set up anchor text links back to your primary blog. you will have created a network that you can now leverage in your marketing. In today's lessons Ed shows you how to post to your Posterous network and outlines the publishing schedule you should follow for your micro-niche blog. Today you will learn how to post to your (4 comments)
Home For Sale in Morristown - 04:31 PM
Lovely 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home for sale on 3 acres in Morris Township. Close to Jockey Hollow Park but minutes to Morristown center. (0 comments)
Give the gift of life! Donate blood (Location places for Beaverton and Tigard, Oregon) - 01:38 PM
Summer is ending, but that doesn't mean the demand for blood donations is going down the fact is it is actually going up. The finally couple weeks of summer can actually be one of the biggest times for the need for blood. Families are all out trying to get one last weekend in before school starts and unfortunately with the holiday weekend accidents happen and the need for blood for transfusions rise.
Donating blood is quick, easy and like I said only takes a couple hours. Then the rest of the day or evening you can be (10 comments)
All States have their areas of natural beauty. Maryland is no exception. Out on the Eastern Shore of Maryland is a wonderful little island, operated and maintained by the National Park Service, Assateague Island. This paradise island is a place to enjoy white sandy beaches, take Marsh and Forest tours, study ecology, camping, and of course, a visit with the Wild Ponies. There are two herds of Wild Ponies on Assateague Island. They have the run of the island and we humans are just visitors. There is a sister island in Virginia, Chincoteague Island, which also has its own herd (52 comments)
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