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The Goldman Sachs career without a 2 year contract | Banking Insight

Of course there is now no end to the material available on the web telling  you about the dull and drab life bankers lead and how their work weeks are … Continue reading

September 18, 2012

US Economy: Seriously, whose fault is it! ADP Payrolls jump only 120k, Chesapeake burnt and the Facebook IPO begins

ADP Payroll data put paid to all the anticipation for the Jobs report even as today’s Economic data seemed to resonate with the opening of markjets across the pond and … Continue reading

May 2, 2012

US Economy (EoD Review): The week ahead April 16 – April 23, 2012

Things could not have started better for the US Economy than with the Bank Earning Season’s opening day laurels going to neither of the winners but to the comeback of … Continue reading

April 13, 2012

US Economy: Here comes the Wednesday sun

And if you sell in May and stay away, you’ll come back another day! Midweek, in a confused moronic abyss in the market. I wonder if you realise Dow future … Continue reading

April 11, 2012

US Economy: A 13 bp rise in retail Home loan rates hurt!!!

The Purchase and Refi indices crashed -1% and -9% for a composite downtick of 7.4% this week even as 3 in four mortgage applications were from Refi last week. Illinois … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

US Economy: What good is buying into distressed homes? A Housing permits only recovery

Permits jump 5% as suspected with Housing starts coughing and sputtering  the recovery engine as its plans to race shrink on shrinking possibilities for the future. Housing Permits grew to … Continue reading

March 20, 2012

US Economy ( The Week Ahead): FOMC, Feb Deficit, MBA, Jobless Claims, Inflation ..

Not counting tomorrow’s official NFL Free Agency tip off and the ‘Bama and Miss. GOP mishaps as Romney runs amok..but according to the Miami Herald, Santorum could still come back … Continue reading

March 12, 2012

US Economy: Purchase index is run by Refi (77%) ADP Payrolls grow 216k

The Job Cut report avoided spooking the markets as the data will be reported Thursday, bu tthe 77% Refi applications bogged the Purchase index in the MBA report to a … Continue reading

March 7, 2012

US Economy: Housing Market Indices start the hope run

The budget’s 4% cut in Defense spending and the increase (nominally) of over 5% to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security were probably not the reasons the Euro downgrades of yesterday … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · 3 Comments

US Economy: The MBA refinancing report?

the MBA report Composite index grew a healthy 7% as the refi grew 9% and the Purchase index stood still at rates below 3.5% for the mortgage market. The Housing … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · 5 Comments