Party on! Outdoor revelry takes some thought and planning

What is it about being outside and getting social with friends that just makes you want to smile? Perhaps the past few years as we waited out the more serious...

A calmer day for markets

In overnight trading the 10 yr. note dropped to 3.12%, down 7 bps from yesterday’s US close, by 8:30 am ET this morning the note increased to 3.17% -2 bp. MBS prices in early trade this morning...

Consumer confidence takes a nose-dive

April Case Shiller YOY 20 city metro price index increased by 21.2% vs. est. of 21.0%. The April FHFA Housing Pricing Index showed a MOM gain of 1.6% vs. est. of...

Garden nightmares or saviors? Spiders and lizards and snakes — oh my!

One of the first things a good gardener should learn is what living creatures are truly considered pests, capable of destroying vegetables or flowers in your yard (like moles to voles to deer and more...

Markets focused on potential recession

Yesterday the stock indexes rallied after slipping last Friday. The DJIA +641, NASDAQ +271, S&P +90 yesterday; this morning in pre-open trading the indexes pointing to a decline. Yesterday with equity markets...