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Trade Talks

Responding to reports of a possible trade detente between the U.S. and China, stocks across the globe are continuing their climb higher. Yesterday afternoon the WSJ quoted Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as saying Washington could ease tariffs on Beijing, although...

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Low Inflation

Today is the 11th trading day of 2019, with the S&P 500 Index up over 3% for the year after 10 trading days. Historically we've seen good starts to a year produce solid returns. In fact, starting in 1950, when the S&P 500 was up 2.5% or more on the 5th day of the year...

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Earnings Season

According to our friends at Eager law, if you own residential rental property in Oregon and you sometimes feel like the state looks poorly upon your ilk, you're right. And it's likely to get a lot worse. Faced with a severe rental housing shortage and rising prices in...

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Long Shut Down

Falling gas prices weigh on U.S. inflation. Consumer price inflation data shows inflation fell 1/10 of 1% last month. At an annualized rate of 1.9% inflation is very tame. A 7.5% drop in gasoline prices offset increases in food, shelter, and electricity services....

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Long shutdown

According to the mortgage bankers Association home loan applications rose 23.5% last week but are still 22% lower than a year ago. The e-cigarette company Juul it is about to air its first television ad campaign targeting adult smokers. (CNBC) Could they be the next...

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High Optimism

China's foreign currency reserves rose for a second straight month, which on the surface suggests concerns about capital flight and a slowing economy may be overdone; however, a report from Bloomberg noted that much of the gains were due to positive currency valuation...

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