Market Update | Week Ending 02/17/2018

Stocks finally rebounded after a 2-week fall and key index shows inflation higher than expected. Read what else is new in the latest economic update right here: Key index shows inflation picking up - The Labor Department reported on Wednesday that the Consumer Price Index rose 0.5% last month.  Economists had expected [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 02/10/2018

As we enter the second month of this year, stock rates are continuing to drop. Read further to find out which other numbers have changed in this week’s market update.   Stock markets drop over 10% in two weeks - A 10% drop officially is termed "a correction." This [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 02/03/2018

Ready to hear how the final week of January has wrapped up? Check out the breakdown on all things market related for this past week and see how numbers have developed in the first days of the new month. 200,000 new jobs created in January - wages rise at [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 01/27/2018

Stocks having record January - Stocks rallied to new highs again this week, as a number of companies reported higher than expected earnings. As well as posting solid fourth quarter earnings they provided optimistic guidance regarding their outlook for 2018. Companies  included the tax savings under the recently passed tax [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 01/20/2018

As we are coming to an end of the first month this year, we see some favorable increments, one of the most being the increase in jobs in California. Namely, the unemployment rate is at record low, lowest since the current system of counting began. See what else is [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 01/13/2018

Stocks continued to rally  this week -  Yesterday, The Dow gained 228 points after Wells Fargo announced that the new tax law would result in a $3.35 billion tax reduction.  As companies estimate the tax savings, investors are seeing the magnitude in which profits will increase due to a [...]

2018 Tax Reform

There have been some changes to the tax reform this year that will begin in the 2018 tax year. Seems like the final bill with these changes affect Realtors,  real estate investors, and homeowners, which is why they are important to know: 1.  The capital gains exclusion on a [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 12/23/2017

Stocks up as corporate tax cut becomes official - On Friday President Trump signed a tax reform bill. Key to that bill was a reduction in the corporate income tax rate which lowers rates corporations pay from 35% to 21%. The hope is that lower corporate rates will encourage [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 12/16/2017

As the year draws to a close, we see different points of the economic update moving differently. The stocks are skyrocketing while the bonds and mortgage rates are almost the same as last week. See all the market movement in this week’s Market Update. As a tax reform deal [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 12/09/2017

Hourly wages are on the rise and the number of added jobs is beating expectations. Things are looking bright this current period. Read along to find out more, and stay tuned for next week's report. U.S. Economy adds 228,000 new jobs in November - The Labor Department reported that [...]

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