Category Archives: mortgages

Bad News This Week. But Mortgages Looked Good. Yippee!

The financial markets were just awful this week, falling between three and four percent.  August and September had been so disappointing because of perceived weakness in China, a likely FED interest rate increase, a stronger dollar, and collapsing oil prices.  … Continue reading

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Remember the “good old days” when buying a house?

It’s endemic to human beings to be self-absorbed and dissatisfied with what they have. Contentment and “an other” orientation do not come easily, even with grace abounding. But today’s chartfotheday may provide a little impetus for proper perspective and gratitude, … Continue reading

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Let’s look at those *&^%$* banks

Everybody seems to love to hate banks. Robert Frost quipped, “A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.” And I don’t who who it … Continue reading

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How’s your mortgage?

In these notes, I try to make comments helpful to those saving for retirement.  For the most part, I concentrate on the equity and fixed income markets; that is, the stock and bond markets, because each is at the heart … Continue reading

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