Posts Tagged ‘real estate market’

Is The Fed Losing Control Of Long-Term Interest Rates?

August 5th, 2013

dollar ben bernankeThere are very few segments of the U.S. economy that are more heavily affected by interest rates than the real estate market is.  When mortgage rates reached all-time low levels late last year, it fueled a little “mini-bubble” in housing which Read more…


18 Similarities Between The Last Financial Crisis and Today

July 26th, 2013

bearbull21If our leaders could have recognized the signs ahead of time, do you think that they could have prevented the financial crisis of 2008?  That is a very timely question, because so many of the warning signs that we saw just before and during the last Read more…


Why It’s Finally Time To Invest In The Real Estate Market (XHB, ITB, IYR, LEN, KBH, DHI, TOL, PHM)

March 20th, 2012

Ian Wyatt:  Nearly four years removed from the subprime mortgage lending crisis pushed the U.S. into a deep recession, it’s finally time to invest in housing. Read more…


Why It May Be Time For Investors To Pile Into The Real Estate Sector? (ITB, XHB, PCL, HD, OC, PHM, DHI, LEN)

February 14th, 2012

Steve Mauzy:  As someone who considers himself a contrarian, my interest is always piqued by alarmist headlines. Which is why I’m interested in housing. For the past two years, the sector has been a wellspring of head-for-the-hills Cassandraisms.  Read more…


Municipal Bond Rally – Oh How Meredith Was Wrong (MUB, TFI, SUB, IYR, VGK)

January 30th, 2012

JT McGee: In 2010 one brave analyst took to 60 minutes to give deliver a warning message: municipalities are broke. Meredith Whitney made a very controversial call, declaring state and local governments a poor place to invest. In particular, she noted her expectations for the future of the municipal Read more…


The FTSE NAREIT Residential Index Fund Is Crushing The Real Estate ETF Competition (REZ, VNQ, IYR)

September 15th, 2011

Eric Dutram: With a weak consumer economy and a lack of job creation, concerns are once again beginning to return to the housing industry. For the 10 City Case-Shiller index, prices are down year-over-year in non seasonally adjusted terms for the most recent reading, leading to a dreaded double dip for many markets Read more…


The Government’s Mortgage Modification Program May Hurt The Bottom Line Of The Banks In The Financial ETF

March 29th, 2010

“Citigroup (NYSE: C) announced on Thursday that it would join the government’s program to modify second mortgages, following Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) Read more…


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