Worried About Debt Ceiling? Markets Aren’t
The markets have already discounted effects of continued dysfunction in Washington, agree Liz Ann Sonders, Jeff Rosenberg and Milton Ezrati, along with opportunities in stocks and a new approach to fixed income.
Broad Housing Recovery Appears Under Way: Zillow Economist
As Americans gather in their homes for the Thanksgiving holiday, recovering from their various labors, many can give extra thanks for what seems like fresh evidence of a recovery of their home’s value...
Building a Housing Recovery
A resurrection in the homebuilding sector has been one of 2012’s brightest investment themes.
New Hire Roundup: PIMCO Welcomes Johnson; Cepek Rises at Allianz
This week in new hires, Geoffrey Johnson joined PIMCO; Gretchen Cepek was promoted at Allianz Life; and Kimball Brooker was named portfolio manager at First Eagle.
Home Building Slips in July, Leaving Construction Depressed
The Commerce Department said Tuesday that builders began work on a seasonally adjusted 604,000 homes last month, a 1.5% decrease from June.
House Builders Stayed Pessimistic in August
The National Association of Home Builders said Monday that its index of builder sentiment in August was unchanged at 15. The index has been below 20 for all but one month during the past two years.
New-Home Sales Rose in March After Weak Winter
More people bought new homes in March, giving the battered industry a small lift after the worst winter for sales in almost a half-century.
Help for Clients Who Want to Age in Place on Taxes, Technology and Medication
In our search to address the issues for our clients and our own families of living to a ripe old age, remaining in the homestead is a topic that comes up frequently. There's help to do just that from associations, tech companies and even the IRS
Stocks Close Higher After Mixed Housing, Manufacturing News
Mixed economic news on the housing and manufacturing fronts did not prevent the stock market from rising as third-quarter bank earnings showed continued strength with Citigroup's report of $2.17 billion in profits.
Earnings Season, Fed Watch, and CDS Hearing: Advisor Briefing for the Week of October 18, 2010
Some of the biggest financial services companies report third-quarter earnings this week, while watchers continue to parse Ben Bernanke's speech of last week.