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Weekly Economic Update July 23, 2012

July 23, 2012  |   News,Services   |     |   0 Comment

Weekly Economic Update July 23, 2012

Weekly Economic Update July 23, 2012 NO ADVANCE IN CONSUMER PRICES The federal government’s Consumer Price Index was flat in June, though the core CPI (minus food and energy prices) did rise 0.2%. Statistically, this was exactly what economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected. Annualized inflation was running at 3.9% back in September; it was just 1.7% in both May and June.1 HOUSING INDICATORS REGISTER HIGHS & LOWS According to the Commerce Department, housing starts were up 6.9% for June to the highest level since October 2008. The average interest rate on the 30-year FRM fell to a new record low of 3.53% in Freddie Mac’s July 19 survey, as did the average rate on the 15-year FRM (2.83%). Existing home sales, however, slipped badly in June – the National Association of Realtors said the sales volume slowed 5.4% to a pace unseen in nine months. Sales were still 4.5% improved from a year before.2 RETAIL SALES SLIP 0.5% in JUNE They have now declined for three straight months, and a retreat of that length hasn’t been recorded by the Commerce Department since July-December 2008. Analysts polled by Bloomberg News had forecast an increase of at least 0.2%.3 STOCKS SLIP FRIDAY BUT GAIN FOR THE WEEK  Spain’s projection ...

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE for July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012  |   News,Services   |     |   0 Comment

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE for July 16, 2012

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE for July 16, 2012 CONSUMER SENTIMENT CONTINUES TO SLIP Analysts polled by Reuters had expected the University of Michigan’s initial July consumer sentiment index to show a minor gain. That didn’t happen: instead of the projected 0.2% rise to 73.4, the index fell 1.2% to 72.0, a low unseen since December. An exclamation point within the data: just 19% of Americans polled felt that their financial situation would improve within the next year, a record low for the survey. The barometer of current economic conditions did improve to 83.2 from 81.5.1 PRODUCER PRICES RISE 0.1% in JUNE Given the 0.9% decline in energy prices last month, this overall gain in the Producer Price Index was surprising. The cost of gasoline increased 1.9% last month and food prices climbed as well, influencing the advance. Core PPI rose 0.2% in June.1 OIL, GOLD & RETAIL GAS PRICES MOVE NORTH Pump prices increased 0.9% last week, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report; they are up 1.0% so far for the month. NYMEX crude gained 3.14% last week to settle Friday at $87.10 a barrel; gold advanced 0.86% on the COMEX for the week, with those futures settling Friday at $1,592.50 per ounce.2 DOW CLIMBS 200 POINTS ...

Check Out Our Client Space!

August 18, 2010  |   Services   |     |   Comments Off

Check Out Our Client Space!

Be sure to check out our "Client Space". We have compiled a list of useful as well as extremely helpful links and calculators. Click here to check out all of the information we have put together for you.

A Team You Can Trust…

August 11, 2010  |   Featured,Services   |     |   0 Comment

A Team You Can Trust…

  Tony is well known and respected throughout upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina. For more than nine years, he was a meteorologist on WSPA TV-7 (CBS) in the Spartanburg/Greenville market. In 2000, Tony retired from decades in the media to pursue a career as a financial investment advisor. After learning to forecast weather using sophisticated historical modeling, Tony discovered analogous patterns in financial markets. Using his scientific background, he successfully applied similar techniques to investment plans and the results have been impressive. Tony has helped his clients achieve above average returns while protecting their assets from losses, and his comprehensive approach is leading his clients to reach their financial goals with confidence in the safety of their assets. Tony is an independent Registered Representative with Capital Investment Group, which is the largest independent broker dealer in the Carolinas. By remaining an independent representative, Tony has the freedom to involve specialists in estate planning, tax efficiency, business and succession planning, in order to provide a comprehensive team approach to the science of wealth management. Tony is also well known in the faith community with his music ministry. He has been in more than 60 regional ...

Hear Tony on the Radio!

August 11, 2010  |   Portfolio,Services   |     |   Comments Off

Hear Tony on the Radio!

On Saturdays from 11am-noon, tune into News Radio 1330/950 or 106.3FM WORD to hear Tony Dale  and co-host Phillip Allen on their show Common Sense Retirement Planning. Listen as they discuss financial topics related to retirement. Call in and ask Tony a financial question.

A Winning Team for Investors

August 01, 2010  |   Featured,Services,Testimonials   |     |   0 Comment

A Winning Team for Investors

Trillions of dollars have been lost in the market,” Tarkenton says, “It’s scary.  You do not need to take that risk,” explains Tarkenton, “We can show you how to get the rewards from the market upside with no downside risk.  Don’t leave your future to chance. Tony Dale and associates are very pleased to announce their affiliation with Fran Tarkenton, CEO of Tarkenton Financial, LLC, a national network of independent financial services of professionals. You may recognize the name Fran Tarkenton. Fran played college football for the University of Georgia Bulldogs, played in the NFL for 18 years, and he was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1986. Now, as a 71 year old senior citizen, Tarkenton states that he has built Tarkenton Financial to focus on one thing, "improving the quality of life for our senior citizens." Financial Advisor and Retirement Investment Planner Tony Dale has been improving the quality of life for clients by taking the uncertainty out of retirement since 1999. By teaming up with Fran Tarkenton and Tarkenton Financial. Tony Dale has teamed with not only one of the world's most esteemed athletes, but also ...