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The Ricks Report – December 11, 2017

The Ricks Report

The Ricks Report December 11, 2017   NUMBERS OF $IGNIFICANCE   $   MARKET SIGNAL? – The difference between the yield of the 2-year Treasury note and the 10-year Treasury note fell to 53 basis points last Tuesday 12/05/17 (i.e., 2.36% 10-year note yield less the 1.83% 2-year note yield), the lowest spread recorded since 10/15/07
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The Ricks Report – December 4, 2017

The Ricks Report

The Ricks Report December 4, 2017   NUMBERS OF $IGNIFICANCE $   BACK TO BOOM LEVELS – The median sales price of existing homes sold nationally in October 2017 is 108% of the median sales price of existing homes sold nationally in June 2007, the latter date being the peak of the real estate boom.  Sale
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The Ricks Report – November 27, 2017

The Ricks Report

The Ricks Report November 27, 2017   NUMBERS OF $IGNIFICANCE $  STILL THE AMERICAN DREAM? – The national homeownership rate in the USA as of 9/30/17 was 63.9%, down from a peak of 69.2% as of 12/31/04.  Every 1 percentage point reduction in the home-ownership rate represents 1.2 million households that have changed from homeowner
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The Ricks Report – November 13, 2017

The Ricks Report

The Ricks Report November 13, 2017   NUMBERS OF $IGNIFICANCE  $   INCREASE EVERYONE – Individual income taxes paid by American taxpayers would have to increase by +42% in order to eliminate our $666 billion deficit from fiscal year 2017 (source: Treasury Department).  $   COMPLETE CYCLE – The jobless rate in the United States was 5.0%
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The Ricks Report – November 6, 2017

The Ricks Report

The Ricks Report November 6, 2017   NUMBERS OF $IGNIFICANCE MORE AND MORE RENTERS – The 111.4 million households that existed in the United States on 9/30/09 were split between 75.3 million owners and 1 million renters. The 119.1 million households in the United States on 9/30/17 were split between 76.2 million owners and 42.9
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