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Wed Feb 15

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TMFAleph1 published an article 8:39 PM

Mortgage Rates Unchanged, Even As the Market Warms to the Possibility of a March Rate Hike

The main fixed rate mortgage rates were essentially unchanged on Wednesday, even as Fed Chair Janet Yellen's comments caused to the market to revise upward its estimate of the probability of a rate hike next month.

Mon Feb 13

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Mortgage Rates Little Changed; Deutsche Bank Finds the Next Real Estate "Big Short"

Mortgage rates were little changed on Monday; meanwhile, Deutsche Bank thinks commercial mortgage-backed securities -- particularly those supported by malls -- could be the next "big short."

Fri Feb 3

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TMFAleph1 published an article 12:00 AM

Mortgage Rates Were Up on Friday as the Jobs Report Showed the Signs of a "Trump Effect"

Mortgage rates were slightly higher on Friday. Meanwhile, the U.S. economy added 227,000 jobs in the month of January, beating expectations and providing evidence that the "Trump effect" on animal spirits has had an early economic impact.

Wed Feb 1

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TMFAleph1 published an article 7:20 PM

Mortgage Rates Unchanged, As the Federal Reserve Steps on a New Tightrope

The main mortgage rates were roughly unchanged on Wednesday, as the Federal Reserve decided to stand pat on interest rates. Caution may be warranted as the Fed steps onto a different tightrope, courtesy of the new administration.

Mon Jan 30

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Despite Higher Mortgage Rates, Homebuying Activity Rose in December

Mortgage rates spiked in in the wake of Donald Trump's election last November; however, Monday's release from the National Association of Realtors suggests this was not enough to discourage homebuyers in December.

Wed Jan 11

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TMFAleph1 published an article 2:03 PM

What Does 2017 Hold for ETFs? 3 Trends for Investors to Watch

Exchanged-traded funds (ETFs) represent a legitimate advance in the fund management industry -- one that has been validated by their success. Here are three ETF trends from 2016 that investors can expect will continue shaping the sector through 2017.

Tue Jan 10

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TMFAleph1 published an article 6:47 PM

Mortgage Rates: Why Homebuyers Should Listen to "Bond King" Bill Gross

The main fixed-rate mortgage rates were unchanged on Tuesday; meanwhile, "Bond King" Bill Gross warned that the 10-year Treasury yield is approaching a level that signals a secular bear market in bonds. Potential homebuyers ought to take note.

Mon Jan 9

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TMFAleph1 published an article 5:24 PM

Mortgage Rates Are Lower As Fed's Rosengren Sees the Economy Nearing Its Sweet Spot

The main fixed-rate mortgage rates are lower on Monday relative to a week prior; meanwhile, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston president Eric Rosengren says the economy is near its sweet spot, requiring "a more regular increase" in the Fed's policy [more]

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TMFAleph1 published an article 7:30 AM

When Will Facebook Split Its Stock Again?

Last April, Facebook Inc introduced a plan to create a new share class that would amount to a 3-for-1 stock split. More than eight months on, the company has yet to set a date for the distribution of the new shares, but that could change this month.

Sun Jan 8

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TMFAleph1 published an article 6:25 AM

What Does 2017 Hold For Penny Stocks?

Penny stocks are low-priced shares belonging to very small companies, with offering documents that the SEC hasn't vetted. What does 2017 hold for these stocks? Fraud, market manipulation, and, ultimately, massive losses.

Fri Jan 6

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TMFAleph1 published an article 9:21 AM

2 Ways to Lose All Your Money in the Stock Market

You'll need to go somewhat off the beaten path, but it is possible -- easy, even -- to lose all your money in the stock market if you know where to look. Here are two ways to do it.

Thu Jan 5

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TMFAleph1 published an article 12:00 AM

The 5 Operating Principles Behind Berkshire Hathaway’s Uniquely Profitable Reinsurance Business

In his 2015 letter, Warren Buffett warned Berkshire Hathaway shareholders that prospects for the reinsurance industry had dimmed. However, as this week's $1.5 billion deal with The Hartford illustrates, five operating principles will enable [more]

Wed Jan 4

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TMFAleph1 published an article 6:02 PM

The Simple Reason I Won't Buy Tesla Motors Stock

That Tesla shareholders approved the acquisition-bailout of SolarCity proves that investing in the company has become an act of blind faith, not a rational financial decision.

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3 Reasons You Shouldn't Care What the Stock Market Does in 2017

Switch off the self-appointed oracles on CNBC and stop reading forecasts for 2017: You're betting off not caring what happens this year in the market.

Tue Jan 3

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TMFAleph1 published an article 8:21 AM

Warren Buffett Outran His Billionaire Peers in 2016 -- 2 Business Principles Put Him in the Running

Warren Buffett's net worth increased by $11 billion in 2016 -- a performance that surpassed all his billionaire peers. To explain that performance, other numbers illustrate two of Berkshire Hathaway's "Owner-Related Business Principles."

Fri Dec 30

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TMFAleph1 published an article 12:00 AM

With "Trump Reflation," Mortgage Rates End 2016 Near Five-Year Highs

After falling to historical lows in July, 30-year and 15-year mortgage rates shot up to finish 2016 near their five-year highs. Between the "Trump reflation" and the Federal Reserve's expectation for three rate hikes in 2017, the rate cycle may have [more]

Thu Dec 29

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TMFAleph1 published an article 12:00 AM

Mortgage Rates End 2016 With Their Ninth Consecutive Weekly Increase

Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the week ending Dec. 29 showed the 30- and 15-year mortgage rates close out the year with their ninth consecutive weekly increase.

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What Does 2017 Hold for the S&P 500? Here's Why That's the Wrong Question

Stock market strategists are forming a tight herd when it comes to forecasting the S&P 500's prospects in 2017, demonstrating the absurdity of this game. Investors should be paying more attention to something that matters: forecasts of mediocre [more]

Wed Dec 28

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TMFAleph1 published an article 12:00 AM

Mortgage Rates Rise As Pending-Home Sales Decline in November

Mortgage rates rose slightly on Wednesday; meanwhile, the National Association of Realtors' Pending Home Sales Index last month fell to its lowest level since January.

Tue Dec 27

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TMFAleph1 published an article 2:56 PM

Mortgage Rates Are Unchanged; Home Price Data Shows Solid Annual Gains

Mortgage rates were unchanged on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the latest data for the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price indexes shows a 5.6% annual gain in home prices nationally.

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