The Week in Review from Valeo Financial Advisors (January 25, 2013)
January 26, 2013    Disclosures    POSTED IN  Personal FinanceInvestmentsEconomy

Jobs

  • The Uneven Recovery Since 2009 – State Unemployment Rates Valeo Financial Advisors
  • Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell to 330,000, the lowest since January 2008. Chart: FRED

Housing

  • In just seven paragraphs, find out why apartment rentals are booming and home sales still aren’t FRED
  • The pace of new single-family home sales fell from Nov. to Dec., but have risen 8.8% since Dec. 2011. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Around the Globe

  • U.K. Economy Shrinks More Than Forecast. Now close to a triple dip recession Bloomberg
  • The value of exports from developing to developing countries now exceeds exports from poor countries to rich ones The Economist

Markets

  • The U.S. stock market index, the S&P 500, hit 1,500 for first time in 5 years The Financial Times

Personal Finance

  • New report states that household spending decisions are influenced more by the housing market than the stock-market The Wall Street Journal
  • 25% of Americans with a 401(k) or other defined contribution plan to tap their retirement account for current expenses Time
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