Posts Tagged ‘interest rates’

Has This Economic Recovery Left Common Sense By The Wayside?

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Today’s post-crisis world is sprinkled with glimmers of economic hope as we witness positive upticks in the auto, retail and construction industries. Economic confidence is on the rise and consumer spending and borrowing are increasing. While this is all good news, small business owners need to be disciplined when developing a growth strategy. In my recent Forbes post, I discuss why common sense is key when planning for future growth.  Click below to read my full post.

 

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Banking, Bernanke & The Housing Bounce

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Recently, I visited Steve Schaefer over at Forbes to discuss the long term effects of the Fed’s decisions to stimulate the economy and what rising interests rates mean for the housing market & banking industry. We also had the opportunity to talk about the future of banking, the growth we’ve experienced here at ConnectOne and what it’s been like operating as a public company. Check out the full interview below.


 

Four Reasons The Housing Market Is On Your Side

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Recently, on Fox Business, I discussed the state of the housing market, which has been under scrutiny over the past few years. The media frenzy surrounding the housing market has left potential buyers in fear of failure in the housing market when, in fact, there are many attractive opportunities available to qualified buyers. In my latest Forbes post, I examine the four reasons the housing market is on the consumer’s side: interest rates, prices, consumer confidence, and supply/demand. You can read the full article at the link below. As always, I look forward to hearing your thoughts.