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

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
NYSE:DIA August 5, 2013 1:05pm

18 Similarities Between The Last Financial Crisis and Today

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
NYSE:FAS July 26, 2013 3:42pm

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

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.

NYSE:ITB March 20, 2012 11:25pm

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

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. 

NYSE:ITB February 14, 2012 5:28pm

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

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
NYSE:IYR January 30, 2012 5:59pm

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

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
NYSE:IYR September 15, 2011 11:41am

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