De Groote Financial Group July 22, 2016

Housing Starts Up 4.8% in June, Reversing Decline in May… Single-family housing starts increased 4.4% and multifamily starts moved up 5.4%. What it means – Home builders will breathe a little easier knowing that housing isn’t sliding backward, but there’s not a lot of forward momentum, either. Housing starts climbed back to 1.189 million units on an annualized basis, which keeps […]

De Groote Financial Group July 15, 2016

Bond and Stock Markets Both Reach Record Highs… The U.S. 10-year Treasury bond yield fell to 1.36%, a record low, while the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average both moved up to record highs. What it means– Both trends make perfect sense, but not from an investing point of view. For bonds, central banks around the world are […]

De Groote Financial Group July 8, 2016

The U.S. Added 287,000 Jobs in June, the Highest Total Since October 2015… The dismal reading of 38,000 jobs last month was actually revised lower to 11,000, while the April total was adjusted a bit higher. The three-month average is 147,000. What it means – As noted last month, part of the ugly numbers for May was the Verizon […]