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Dallas-Fort Worth economy remains strong & continues to grow!

Posted by USFC Team on Jul 31, 2018 1:32:01 AM

The Dallas–Fort Worth economy continues to expand. The June jobs report indicated employment growth moderated, with DFW adding jobs at the slowest pace so far this year. Overall, the DFW economy remains strong, with 3.2 percent annualized job growth year to date. The unemployment rate ticked up in Fort Worth but remained flat in Dallas. Business-cycle indexes for both metros pointed to continued expansion. Home sales growth has been essentially flat in the first half of 2018, and inventory has ticked up but remains tight.

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Topics: Dallas, Texas, economy, Employment

Where is the Indian Rupee headed?

Posted by USFC Team on Jul 19, 2018 1:21:56 AM

After witnessing unprecedented stability over the past couple of years, the INR has turned highly volatile and, in recent months, seems to have consistently lost value against the US Dollar (USD). A key reason for this can be attributed to Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) outflows.  In the current financial year (FY 18-19) till date, FPIs have withdrawn INR 62,700 crores from Indian markets (roughly USD 9.5 bn). Fixed income witnessed Foreign Institutional Investor (FII) outflows of INR 42,000 crores accounting for 2/3rd of the entire outflow while equities saw outflows of INR 20,700 crores.

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Topics: Rupee, INR, Dollar, USD, Exchangerate

Texas to pass Iraq and Iran as world's No. 3 oil powerhouse

Posted by USFC Team on Jul 18, 2018 11:23:06 PM

Don't mess with Texas. It's a global oil superpower.

The shale oil boom has brought a gold rush mentality to the Lone Star State, which is home to not one but two massive oilfields.

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Topics: Texas, Oil, Superpower, OPEC, Employment, Job, Labour

3 reasons why Diversification matters

Posted by USFC Team on Jul 6, 2018 8:25:53 AM

We’ve all heard the ancient adage “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”.  This applies to even the minute aspects of life, including how you allocate the wealth in your portfolio.

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Topics: Portfolio, Diversification, stable, Returns, Hedge, Inflationadjusted, Lowrisk

Indian Rupee Falls to a Record Low Against the Dollar

Posted by USFC Team on Jun 29, 2018 1:38:56 AM

The Indian rupee slumped to an all-time low as a resurgence in crude prices and the emerging-market selloff took a toll on the currency of the world’s third-biggest oil consumer.

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Topics: Rupee, Dollar, volatility

3 reasons to Invest in Debt and Fixed Income

Posted by USFC Team on Jun 27, 2018 7:29:37 AM

Debt and fixed income securities are some of the most underrated, but essential, assets in a portfolio. Unlike fixed deposits or even equities, they generate a consistent stream of returns and can provide you with protection during adverse economic market events. They are crucial 'diversifiers' that everyone should consider in their portfolio.

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Topics: debt, Equity, stable, Investment, usfc

Dallas–Fort Worth economy expands at a torrid pace, 55000 new jobs added this year!

Posted by USFC Team on Jun 26, 2018 6:17:28 AM

The Dallas–Fort Worth economy continued to expand at a torrid pace. The May jobs report showed the metro area growing at a 3.7 percent annualized rate in the first five months of the year, adding a total of 55,500 net new jobs. The unemployment rate remained near record lows, and the Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes posted above-trend growth. Home-price appreciation moderated in Dallas in the first quarter but stayed strong in Fort Worth. Housing affordability improved slightly in the first quarter but was lower in Dallas relative to other major Texas metros as well as the U.S.

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Topics: Dallas, Texas, economy, jobs, Employment, housing, real estate

International Equities and the U.S. Dollar: Is It Time to Hedge?

Posted by USFC Team on Jun 7, 2018 2:39:53 AM

In a reversal from last year, the U.S. dollar has strengthened against other major currencies in 2018, reflecting rising U.S. rates, expectations of more Federal Reserve rate hikes and recent sluggish economic data outside the U.S. While U.S. dollar strength has broad implications for earnings and markets, it also has a direct impact on the performance of international equity allocations for U.S. investors. Most international equity strategies are un-hedged, which generally benefits U.S. investors in periods of dollar weakness but creates a headwind for returns when the dollar is strengthening.

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Topics: USD, Hedge, Equity, Investment

Indians Flock To America’s ‘Golden Visa’ As H-1B Route Closes

Posted by USFC Team on May 2, 2018 9:28:40 AM

(CNN Money) — Facing a crackdown on their favorite visa to enter the United States, hundreds of wealthy Indians are turning to another program that fast tracks immigrants to a green card.

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Topics: H1-B, EB-5, Immigration, India, Green Card, USA, US

EB-5: The Best (and Only?) Option for Many Indian Nationals

Posted by USFC Team on Apr 25, 2018 8:11:08 AM

It is not easy being a citizen of India who wants to live and work in the U.S. and become a legal permanent resident and possibly a citizen of the U.S. We know – – we represent many of them.

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Topics: EB-5, India, USA, Immigration, H1-B, FD+

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