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Hope you remembered to “Fall Back” – Market Update – November 6th

Hope you remembered to “Fall Back” – Market Update – November 6th
November 6, 2017 abryant

Okay, It’s been more than ten years now I confess…I let the dogs out.

Hardest job ever: Working in a bubble wrap factory. Imagine the self control needed.

If the batteries in our T.V remote are dead … Why do we keep pushing the button until our fingers hurt?

Why is it called a walkie-talkie if a vacuum cleaner isn’t called a pushy-sucky?


Now The Market Update . . .


The Fed announced at this week’s meeting that there would be no policy rate hike this month. They did however signal a December hike is very likely.

Markets have been rallying on the probable nomination of Jerome Powell as the next Fed Chair. Powell is expected to continue the trend of current Fed policies.

The tax reform proposals issued by the House GOP have sparked a stock rally. A proposed cut to corporate taxes is expected to fuel the economy.


Home prices hit a new all-time high in August, according to Case-Shiller. National home prices rose 6.1% annually, better than the 5.8% economists expected.

Construction spending increased 2.0% year-over-year in September. Month-over-month spending fell for non-residential construction and was unchanged for residential construction.

Despite tight inventory and rising home prices, the homeownership rate rose in the 3rd quarter. The 63.9% rate is the highest level since 2014.


My sister bet me $100 that I couldn’t build a car out of spaghetti. You should’ve seen the look on her face as I drove pasta.


This week’s potential market moving reports are:

Tuesday, November 7th:          Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS)

Wednesday, November 8th:    MBA Mortgage Applications

Thursday, November 9th:        First Time Jobless Claims

Friday, November 10th:            Consumer Sentiment