Archive for the ‘NYSE:IYR’ Category

Billionaire Dumps All Real Estate Holdings

April 21st, 2014

real estateIf you were to contact a real estate agent in any major market today they’d likely advise you the market is so “hot” that if you intend on purchasing property you’d better be prepared to act fast. They’ll adamantly point out, contrary to reality, Read more…


6 Traits Of Successful ETF Investors

April 17th, 2014

etfs etfsDavid Fabian: Millions of investors have successfully integrated ETFs into their portfolios over the last two decades as these innovative vehicles have surpassed more than $1.6 trillion in global assets.  They are used by both retail and institutional Read more…


The Case For Slower Growth, Low Rates, & Income Investments

April 10th, 2014

bearbull21Chris Ciovacco: Relative weakness in consumer discretionary and retail stocks is indicative of increasing concerns about future economic outcomes. Relative strength in longer-dated Treasuries, income-oriented REITS, and dividend stocks reflect Read more…


U.S. Housing Market Is Getting Into Trouble

April 10th, 2014

real estateMichael Lombardi: In 2013, consumer spending accounted for 67% of U.S. gross domestic product. (Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis web site, last accessed April 2, 2014.) It’s plain and simple: economic growth cannot be achieved unless Read more…


A Quick Guide To REIT ETFs

April 1st, 2014

reitThe year 2013 has been an unusual one for the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) industry with stock prices of this special hybrid asset class seeing both highs and lows. Particularly, the concerns surrounding Read more…


The Chinese Are On A Real Estate Buying Spree All Over America

March 31st, 2014

real estateHas the United States ever experienced a time when a foreign nation has attempted to buy up so much of our land all at once?  As you will read about in this article, the Chinese are on a real estate buying spree Read more…


Why The Housing Market Is Headed For Trouble In 2014

March 24th, 2014

real estateMichael Lombardi: Compared to the past two years, the U.S. housing market will not have a great year in 2014. Read more…


What’s Handicapping First-Time Homebuyers?

March 24th, 2014

real estateJohn Whitefoot: For months and months now we’ve been pointing to seemingly obvious economic data to prove that the U.S. housing market is in trouble because of the weak U.S. economy. Those in the “know”—economists and the real estate board—have been Read more…


A Hot Spot For Investors?

March 18th, 2014

in focus spotlightGeorge Leong: New York City is a colossal urban jungle, but what strikes me is the surging housing market rental prices in not only Manhattan, but also the strong price appreciation in the borough of Brooklyn. Read more…


How To Profit From The Weakening Housing Market

March 9th, 2014

real estateJohn Whitefoot: It doesn’t take much to get the bulls excited when it comes to the U.S. housing market (NYSEARCA:IYR). Solid new-home sales data seems to have erased everyone’s memory of the raft of negative Read more…


Slowdown In The Housing Market Is Coming

March 5th, 2014

real estateMichael Lombardi:  The chart below is of the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index, an index that tracks home prices in the U.S. housing market. As the chart shows, from their peak in 2007 to their low in late 2011, U.S. homes prices fell by about 30%. Read more…


Why You Should Short Homebuilder Stocks

March 4th, 2014

homebuildersJohn Whitefoot:  I hate to harp on the U.S. housing market so much, but it is a major indicator of the health of the U.S. economy. Following previous recessions, investment in the U.S. housing market (NYSEARCA:IYR) increased early on and helped drive the recovery. Read more…


Homebuilders Are Starting To Feel The Crunch

February 19th, 2014

homebuildersJohn Whitefoot: If the state of the U.S. housing market (NYSEARCA:IYR) is a key indicator on the health of the U.S. economy, things aren’t looking great. Against a backdrop of an obviously weak U.S. economy, U.S. housing prices have been rising steadily higher, beyond the reach Read more…


Time To Consider A Home Improvement Retailer?

January 29th, 2014

home-buildersJohn Whitefoot: Ah, the U.S. housing market, the so-called silver lining in the U.S. recovery—but not for long, as it may be rusting. The U.S. housing numbers are in, and they aren’t spectacular. Read more…


Why Apple Inc. Is Dead Money

January 29th, 2014

investIf you think Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) most recent quarter was a let-down, get ready for see more of that down the road. Read more…


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