Posts Tagged ‘real estate’

The Income Buyers Guide To REIT ETFs

July 1st, 2014

reitDavid Fabian: Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, have come a long way from the drubbing they experienced this time last year. The Fed induced taper tantrum led to a significant sell off in these income-generating vehicles that was primarily Read more…


What’s Really Behind May’s Surging Home Sales

June 26th, 2014

real estateJohn Whitefoot:  Judging by all the headlines alone, you’d conclude that the U.S. housing market is in full recovery mode (it isn’t) and that the U.S. economy is heading in the right direction (it’s not). Read more…


The U.S. Housing Market’s Darkening Data

June 3rd, 2014

real estateBrian Pretti: When looking at residential real estate, we often tend to focus almost solely on recent price movements in assessing the health of the housing market at any point in time. But as both homeowners and income-earners in the larger economy, Read more…


Why The Housing Market Is In Trouble Again

May 29th, 2014

real estateMichael Lombardi:  The U.S. housing market is in trouble again, and as crazy as it sounds, it won’t surprise me to see home prices decline soon. Read more…


The Growing Wealth Divide In The U.S. Housing Market

May 28th, 2014

homebuildersThe growing wealth divide in the U.S. economy is now playing out in the U.S. housing market, and that could be a problem for its future. While many wealthy Americans have been purchasing homes — increasingly with all-cash deals — others are having a hard time affording one to Read more…


How To Safeguard Your Portfolio From The Coming Housing Crisis

May 22nd, 2014

real estateGeorge Leong: The housing market has enjoyed a boom that’s lasted several years as prices have ratcheted upward toward the 2008 highs, prior to the subprime mortgage meltdown. Read more…


Trouble Ahead For Mortgage REIT ETFs?

May 21st, 2014

real estateUnlike last year, 2014 has seen a pretty decent performance from the mortgage REIT sector. Contrary to the popular belief that escalation of Fed taper will result in rising rates, interest rates have actually moved in the opposite direction. Read more…


The Best High-Yield Stock For The Housing Recovery

May 9th, 2014

real estateSteve Mauzy: Housing starts are gaining momentum.  After hitting a 50-year low in 2010, starts have moved meaningfully higher over the past three years.  That said, they still have a way to go before hitting historical norms. Read more…


Profitable Investment Opportunities In A Fragile Housing Market

May 8th, 2014

real estateGeorge Leong: The housing market continues to hold. But there are some warning signs. Famed investor Warren Buffett suggested the housing market was overvalued and due for an adjustment. Read more…


Jeff Gundlach Says Investors Should Short Homebuilder Stocks

May 7th, 2014

homebuildersHomeownership in America is headed down and investors should short homebuilder stocks, according to one of the most influential fund managers in finance. Speaking to the Irah Sohn Investment Conference, Jeff Gundlach, manager of the Read more…


Is Housing Ringing The Stock Market’s Bell Again?

April 25th, 2014

real estateSy Harding: It is said that they don’t ring a bell at stock market tops. Read more…


Housing Market About To Be A Big Disappointment?

April 25th, 2014

real estateAsad Butt:  Home prices are surging in the U.S., which is usually indicative of more investments flowing into the housing market. However, if one looks at the mortgage industry, it points toward the complete opposite. Read more…


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…


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…


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