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Knock...Knock...Who is there? FedEx...FedEx who? FedEx will be there tomorrow!
What is the worst kind of cat? CAT-astro-phe !
What do you get when you cross snowman with vampire Frost-Bite.
What kind of Bill can you breath? Billionaire.
Why did Dino go to the hospital?
Because he was (Dino) "Saur".
How do you make eleven even?
Take away the "el."
How do you make seven even?
Take away the "s"
Why did the chicken cross the railroad track?
Because it wanted to get to the Chick train.
What is a duck on the 4th of July?
Knock, Knock...Who is there?Banana...Banana who? Banana...Banana who?Banana...Banana who? OR-ange...Aren't you glad I didn't say banana?
Are you 5?
No! I am not 5! I am 4.95 plus shipping and handling!
Knock knock...Who is there? Panther!Panther, who? PantH-or-no-PantH I am going Thwiming!
Laughs above are credited to kids and various sources.
Business fun facts!
Over $18 Trillion a year is spend on ConsumerGoods worldwide.Women account for almost two third of it. Just think about this women power!
Did you know the ancestry of American people?It is a melting pot of immigrants from all over the world.This trend continues today.These immigrants make the America great, including best in business.
There are over 300 million Americans.Ancestry of Americans include approximately Germans over 14%, African American 12%, Irish 12%, English 8%, Mexican 8%, Italian 6%, Hispanic 5%, French 4%, Polish Scottish, Dutch, Norwegian, Scotch-Irish, Native American, and Swedish are between 1-3% but add up to 11%.The rest are from other countries.
About US housing
At the end of 2008 approximately 7 out of 10 people in the US owned a home. The US population is over 300 million.
In 2008, $3.3 Trillion was the total loss in value for the US housing market. In early 2006 housing market value was close to $9.4 Trillion.
Not so fun fact…there are over 15 million home owners with questionable mortgage loans.Experts believe that 2/3 or over 10 million have potential of foreclosure...but this number is going down
Markets rise - The DOW up 128 points
The DOW closed up 128 points or 0.73%, the S&P500 was up 26 points or 1.23% and NASDAQ was up 73 points or 1.43% week ending July 31th. The DOW Year-To-Date down by -0.7%, S&P500 is up 2.2 %, and NASDAQ is up 7.7% for the year. Oil was down $1.26 or 0.86% to $46.82 per barrel.
No change in interest rates for over 2000 days...but when will it occur?
This week the Federal Reserve announced that it will leave the Federal funds rate and Discount Rate unchanged for now. The Federal Reserve Chair, Ms. Yellen, also indicated that economy is getting better and job market is improving but there is still room for economy to improve. The decision by the Federal Reserve is mainly driven by the fact that global economies and US economy are improving and lower interest rates are still needed. There is no immediate threat of inflation increase is foreseen given that oil prices remain low and rest of the world is still not showing consistent economic recovery. Inflation is typically a sign that the economic growth is picking up. In addition, the Federal Reserve would like to see more jobs creation by the U.S. economy. More jobs means more consumer spending which in turn will spur the demand for Goods and Services. Once the demand starts to increase the price for Goods and Services would rise and in turn help to increase the inflation.
What is "Taper" or "Fed Tapering of Q.E." means?Volume 369
Also read what is Fed Funds rate and Discount rate? Volume 22What does the interest rate cut mean for you? What is APR? Volume 23.
Fed Funds Rate unchangedDiscount Rate unchanged at 0.75%