Spoof. Bad Lip Reading of the First Democratic Debate. Tommorrow, "FIRST REPUBLICAN DEBATE HIGHLIGHTS: 2015" - A Bad Lip Reading of The Republican Debate
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It's challenging for first-time buyers to break into the housing market as rents keep rising and the inventory of low-value homes remains scarce in most areas. Add thousands of dollars of student debt to the equation and potential buyers may assume they simply cannot afford to buy. Recent data showed that home buyers who completed at least a bachelor's degree are minimally affected by their student debt when shopping for homes.
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And now... today's Pfennig for your thoughts...
Good day, and a happy Friday to one and all!
What a strange feeling it must have been for the currencies yesterday, who from the looks of my screen late in the day, were all booking gains vs. the dollar. Yes, I had told you that was the way it was in the early morning, but not often in recent times have we seen the currencies hold their gains, and most cases add to them as the day went along. And the currency that had the most life to it was the euro.
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U.S. stocks mixed in light session, amid thin shopping on Black Friday
U.S. stocks were mixed in a lightly traded post-Thanksgiving session, as retail stocks remained flat during the official beginning of the Holiday shopping season.
Dragged down by sharp losses from Walt Disney Company (N:DIS), the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 14.90 or 0.08% to 17,798.49. The S&P 500 Composite Index, meanwhile, gained 1.24 or 0.06% to 2,090.11, as seven of 10 sectors closed in the green. Stocks in the Telecommunications, Financials and Health Care sectors led, while stocks in the Energy, Consumer Services and Basic Materials industries lagged. The major indices remained near their highest closing level in three weeks.
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Total Fed Balance Sheet:
Fed's Balance Sheet week ending balance sheet was $4,439 trillion..