Independence Day July 4, 2013

Another day Get Back Together With Ex After Years another dollar for all of us at Alcova Mortgage, hopefully, another day, another closing! Oh the drudgery.  Not so fast my friends, this Thursday, Independence Day, is one very special day indeed, unlike many other special days throughout the year, this one day really demonstrates what … Continue reading Independence Day July 4, 2013


What Goes Up Must Come Down

The Mortgage Meister has never attempted to be an expert in Economic or Financial Theory, just an average observer, hopefully with a little common sense, a receding hairline, and a stout tummy, but what’s going on with the Federal Reserve’s pronouncements about the economy and its actions to date with money supply, “quantitative easing…QE I.” … Continue reading What Goes Up Must Come Down


The Healing Touch

The Mortgage Meister is going to take some liberty today with my article and put a philosophical rambling in print for everyone’s thoughts and consideration.  Over the past several weeks I have given a historical perspective on the evolution of the Federal Reserve System, its humble beginnings and ultimately the development of an Institution that … Continue reading The Healing Touch


The “Sub-Prime Crisis” of 2007 and The Fed

In past articles, we’ve discussed the Federal Reserve’s evolution, commitment in creating or taking an active role in the Country’s economic development, locally, regionally, and internationally.  Conceptually, the Federal Reserve can be thought of as the natural resource for production of funds and to the best of the Board of Governors’ abilities, how best to … Continue reading The “Sub-Prime Crisis” of 2007 and The Fed


Consumer Sentiment – The Federal Reserves’ Role

Just a little change in the evolutionary timeline of our discussion regarding the United States Federal Reserve System…We left off in the 1930’s last week, but this morning I caught part of a segment on CNBC, specifically, a guest commenting on what the Feds’ future actions might be.  Clearly, ALCOVA Mortgage has enjoyed tremendous success … Continue reading Consumer Sentiment – The Federal Reserves’ Role


The Roaring Twenties and The Fed

I trust everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend! If you recall, we left our discussion, historically, just around the start of the Great Depression of 1929, a period in the United States where everyone started pointing fingers at the big bad financiers as a group of greedy self-serving profiteers….Well, we’ve discussed irrational exuberance in … Continue reading The Roaring Twenties and The Fed


Force Majeure, Natural Disasters & Being Prepared

For the second time this month of May, the country finds itself facing another major catastrophe, this time the City of Moore, Oklahoma was hit with a devastating EF4 tornado.  I’m sure you’ve all seen the vivid pictures and know if we could, we’d get in our cars, get on the road, and be willing … Continue reading Force Majeure, Natural Disasters & Being Prepared


Major Economic Events Shape The Fed

As discussed, The Federal Reserve System, the United States’ Central Banking System, evolved solely throughout the late 19th century and really got its legs following several financial panics of the early 20th Century.  The system was reactive to financial change, panics, and regional differences.   Consumers, manufacturers, and community banks continued to experience growth in demand … Continue reading Major Economic Events Shape The Fed


Secret Meetings, Jekyll Island and The Fed

Last week we began a discussion about the origins of the United States Federal Reserve System, generally referred to as the Country’s Central Bank. Recall…the Federal Reserve System evolved because of the Country’s need to facilitate trade and commerce throughout the original thirteen Colonies and Foreign trading partners in Europe and the Caribbean, most importantly … Continue reading Secret Meetings, Jekyll Island and The Fed


The History of the Federal Reserve System

fat loss program for men This week the Mortgage Meister will begin a multi-part series on the History of the Federal Reserve System. “The Fed”,  whose origins can be traced to almost every organized society attempting to deal with currency exchange, specifically, a uniform system for the orderly exchange, compensation for goods and services between … Continue reading The History of the Federal Reserve System


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