Housing Patterns

After Two Years of Gains, Have Housing Prices Peaked?

After more than two years of continuous increases, price growth in the U.S. housing market finally came to the end of its run. House prices fell less than 1% between ...
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September Sales of Existing Homes Rise to Year-to-Date High

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in September jumped 2.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.17 million ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, BHP, Ford, GM, IBM, NetEase, Shire and More

Stocks were firm again on Tuesday morning. Investors have now formally proven yet again that they are willing to buy value and overlooked stocks on the dips. 24/7 Wall St. ...
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The 20 Most Profitable Companies in the World

With the recent release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple is again the focus of the financial world. Already in its opening weekend, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) sold ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AIG, Align Tech, Cliffs, Cyber-Ark, MannKind, Micron and More

Stocks were lower on Monday morning after IBM issued a spoiler alert on its earnings report. Last week's bounce has shown again that investors still are willing to keep buying ...
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Another Sign Companies Expect Economic Slowdown

A carefully followed report from the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) was released for the current period, and the results were not good. The October 2014 NABE Business Conditions ...
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Consumer Sentiment Soars to 7-Year High

The preliminary October reading on the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index rose to 86.4, a level not seen since July of 2007. A survey of economists by Bloomberg ...
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New Housing Starts Recover From Sharp Drop in August

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Friday morning that new housing starts in September rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.017 ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, Alibaba, Garmin, Goldman Sachs, SunEdison, Xilinx and More

Stocks were indicated to have a very strong open on Friday morning after Thursday's recovery. The correction that many investors have hoped for finally arrived, and investors are proving yet ...
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Crude Oil Posts 52-Week Low Before Inventory Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Thursday morning, a day later than usual due to the Columbus Day holiday on Monday. U.S. commercial crude ...
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Natural Gas Inventory Increase Weighs on Price

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 94 billion cubic feet for the week ending October 10. That compared with an ...
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Homebuilder Confidence Dips After 4-Month Runup

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index for October dropped five points to 54 from a reading of 59 in September. The reading was lower than ...
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U.S. Industrial Production Bounces Higher

The Federal Reserve reported Wednesday morning that U.S. industrial production rose 1% month-over-month in September following a drop of 0.2% in August. The total index rose to 105.1, up from ...
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Russia’s Auto Sales Debacle Getting Worse

At the end of September, sales of new cars and light trucks in Russia had dropped 13% year-over-year from 2.05 million units in the first nine months of 2013 to ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AmEx, Baidu, BofA, Citi, Lululemon, Netflix, Tiffany and More

Stocks were getting smacked lower again on Thursday morning. While that elusive 10% market correction is closer and closer to fruition, investors still are willing to keep buying value and ...
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