Monthly Archives: December 2010

Federal Reserve Watch

Forecasting Federal Reserve policy changes in coming months All the experts still feel the Fed Funds Rate will stay at its super low level through the first half of next year. A threat of inflation, or a strengthening of the … Continue reading

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INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE

Last Thursday the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported Pending Home Sales for October UP 10.4% over the month before. This index is a measure of signed purchase contracts, which bodes well for Existing Home Sales a couple of months … Continue reading

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BAD JOBS, GOOD WEEK.

The week ended on a November Jobs report that delivered less-than-expected payroll gains and a slightly higher unemployment rate, but Wall Street basically shrugged it off. In fact, there was enough good economic news that investors sent all three stock … Continue reading

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Avoid First-Impression Mistakes You’d be surprised how many entrepreneurs pitch ideas without doing enough homework. Don’t let this happen to you, warns Harvard blogger Anthony Tja

Poor first impressions are avoidable. I’m amazed by some of the really unfortunate mistakes that people make during important first meetings, whether it’s a job interview, an important pitch, or other high stakes first-time business encounters. The secret to avoiding … Continue reading

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