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Alex DUMORTIER

Alex Dumortier writes a twice-daily column covering topical subjects from a contrarian, value-oriented perspective; he also co-authored 'The Astonishing Collapse of MF Global'. He received his degree in Economics and Political Economy from Princeton University and began his career in the City of London. After having lived in several capital cities, Alex now resides in Washington, D.C.. When he is not reading or writing, Alex likes to run and practice Bikram yoga (a form of "hot" yoga.)

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Thu Nov 17

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Mortgage Rates Are Unchanged Even as Bond Yields Hit Their Highest Level of the Year

Mortgage rates were unchanged on Thursday, but Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's testimony to Congress spurred investors to sell bonds, lifting the 10-year Treasury yield to its highest level of the year.

Wed Nov 16

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Mortgage Rates Tick Down on Wednesday, as Purchase Activty Falls to January Low

Mortgage rates fell, but the post-election spike appears already to have had an effect: Last week, the Mortgage Bankers Association's Purchase Index fell to its lowest level since January.

Tue Nov 15

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Mortgage Rates Rocket Up, and Homebuyers Begin to Feel the Heat

Mortgage rates continue their upward trajectory on Tuesday as homebuyers begin to feel the effects of the post-election spike.

Mon Nov 14

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Mortgage Rates Rise and Bank Shares Soar as the Yield Curve Comes to Life

Mortgage rates continued to tick up on Monday and bank stocks hit their highest level since May 2008, as Trump's victory sparked life into the yield curve.

Thu Nov 10

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Mortgage Rates Rise As Bank Stocks Soar to 2008 Levels

Mortgage rates rose on Thursday; meanwhile, the prospect of a Trump presidency lifted bank shares back to levels not seen since the first half of 2008.

Wed Nov 9

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Mortgage Rates Rise; the "Trump Paradox" Rolls Through Financial Markets

Mortgage rates rose on Wednesday, even as the Trump election victory produced some surprising results in financial markets.

Tue Nov 8

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Mortgage Rates Tick Down on Tuesday, as Delinquency Rates Hit a Post-Crisis Low

Mortgage rates ticked down on Tuesday; the housing recovery achieved another milestone in September, as mortgage delinquency rates fell to a post-crisis low.

Mon Nov 7

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Mortgage Rates Unchanged on Monday -- What Would a Trump Win Mean for the Mortgage Market?

Mortgage rates were unchanged on Monday; meanwhile, Morgan Stanley strategists lay out some possible consequences of a Trump victory on the mortgage market.

Fri Nov 4

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Mortgage Rates Inch Up; Solid Jobs Report Is Consistent With a December Rate Rise

Mortgage rates inched ahead on Friday; meanwhile, 161,000 jobs added in October and advancing hourly wages are consistent with a December rate rise from the Fed.

Thu Nov 3

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Mortgage Rates Decline As the Fed and Investors Anticipate Friday's Employment Report

Mortgage rates fell on Thursday; meanwhile, Federal Reserve policymakers and financial markets are eager for Friday morning's release of the employment situation report for October.

Wed Nov 2

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Mortgage Rates Tick Up on Wednesday; Rates Hit Highest Levels Since June

Mortgage rates ticked up on Wednesday; the weekly Mortgage Bankers Association survey shows rates rising to their highest levels since June.

Tue Nov 1

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Mortgage Rates Tick Down; Residential Construction Rises in October

Mortgage rates fell on Tuesday; following a poor third quarter, residential construction rebounded in October.

Mon Oct 31

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Mortgage Rates Tick Up, but First-Time Home Buyers Are Coming Back

Mortgage rates were higher on Monday; the share of first-time home buyers rose in 2016, breaking a three-year downward trend.

Thu Sep 22

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George Soros's Best-Performing Stocks of 2016 So Far

George Soros is more engaged in managing his personal fortune than he has been in years. These are the five best-performing stocks of 2016 among Soros Fund Management's top holdings.

Thu Sep 15

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These 2 Billionaires Sold $1.7 Billion of Netflix Inc Stock

Two hedge fund managers sold nearly 20 million shares of the company during the second quarter. Is it time for you to sell, too?

Tue Aug 23

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7 Things You Didn't Know About the New York Stock Exchange

The New York Stock Exchange is a globally recognized symbol of American capitalism. Here are seven things you probably didn't know about the New York Stock Exchange.

Wed Jul 20

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TMFAleph1 published an article 11:47 AM

Investors: Don't Fall for the Stock Market Bubble Strawman

Just because stocks aren't in a bubble doesn't mean they aren't overvalued.

Tue Jul 19

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For Berkshire Hathaway's Latest Multibillion-Dollar Deal, Warren Buffett Goes Back to Insurance

The acquisition of Medical Liability Mutual Insurer Inc. bolsters Berkshire Hathaway's leadership position in the healthcare liability insurance sector.

Fri Jul 15

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Herbalife Investment Reveals Bill Ackman's Psychological Limits

Distinguishing between confidence and hubris is extraordinarily difficult when you're leading a high-profile, adversarial campaign against a company, as billionaire investor Bill Ackman is discovering with his unsuccessful encounter with Herbalife [more]

Thu Jul 14

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At Near-Record Levels, Share Buybacks Should Concern Investors

Companies have been instrumental in the stock market rally through share buybacks, but at near-record levels, they are a red flag for value-conscious investors.

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