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 […]

De Groote Financial Group May 20, 2016

Consumer Prices up 0.4% in April, and 1.1% over Last Year… Excluding food and energy, prices were up 0.2% last month, and 2.1% over the same period last year. What it means– Gasoline prices ticked higher with oil prices last month, pushing the consumer price index higher. Costs rose in most areas except apparel. But the growth rate slowed […]