Financial Friday

WEEKLY UPDATE Weekly Review This past week investors were more focused on macro events than on individual economic reports. Stock market sentiment was negatively impacted by continuing geopolitical troubles with North Korea and its nuclear weapons testing program, the weekend arrival of potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane Irma in Florida, and waning confidence in Congress…

North Texas is home to the best real estate markets in the U.S.

While global buyers are saturating the Texas real estate market and Flower Mound is collecting accolades for its stable investor returns, North Texas is busy dominating another list: the most attractive real estate markets in the U.S. Analysts at personal finance website WalletHub compared 300 cities across 21 key metrics to determine not only tangible assets, such as an area’s common square…

Rate Rises Again in Second of 3 Expected Hikes

The Federal Reserve voted on Wednesday to raise the key interest rate one-quarter percentage point, ticking off the second of three hikes slated for this year. Analysts largely predicted the outcome, even as lagging inflation gave cause for concern. “In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation, the [Federal Open Market] Committee…