Markets start the day under mild pressure

The FHFA Housing Price Index showed a small MOM gain of +0.1% vs. expectations of a sizable pullback in prices of -0.7%, so this is good beat. The 20 city metro Case Shiller Home Price Index showed...

A cornucopia of econonomic data gives markets a small boost

Today the key is the FOMC minutes due at 2 pm. Focus on how deep the idea is for cutting back rate increases. Given every Fed official has essentially “confirmed” the Fed will begin lessening rate increases at the Dec meeting...

Market volatility may spike on Fed comments

Manufacturing: The November Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index showed contraction at -9 vs. est. of -1...

Taking title; when only one name appears on the dotted line

Married, single, or filing separately? When doing our taxes, questions like that sometimes make us check off boxes we haven’t fully understood. But when both you and your spouse are buying a house together, what about...

Retail sales data stronger than expected despite recession worries

October retail sales were stronger than estimates, released at 8:30 am ET sales were expected +1.0% from 0.0% in Sept, sales increased 1.3%...