Animation: The Biggest Economies in 2030

Ever since the first towering spires broke through the clouds in New York and Chicago, skyscrapers have remained a potent symbol of economic might. The tallest buildings require vast amounts...

Want to Profit From The Housing Shortage? There’s a New ETF...

- Is a broader 'proxy' for investing in the housing market - or a narrower one - better? - The rent is too damn high and there aren't any houses...

Weak Housing Construction Suggests Softer Us Growth Ahead

New residential housing construction was surprisingly weak in December, presenting more evidence for assuming that the US economic growth will continue to slow. Housing permits perked up, providing a...

US REITs Continue To Lead Weekly Returns For Major Asset Classes

For a second week in a row, real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the US posted the strongest return for the major asset classes. The latest gain for REITs...

Housing Market Crash 2.0: The Jury Is In For 2018-2019

As happened with the first housing market crash that began in 2007 but didn’t become widely recognized until mid-2008, the present housing crisis began exploding one story at a...

Is Housing The Spoiler For The US Economy In 2019?

Yesterday’s scheduled release of US gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter is still a mystery, courtesy of lingering effects of the partial government shutdown that ended last...

US Real Estate Investment Trusts Topped Last Week’s Gains

Securitized real estate shares in the US led markets for the broad-based gains in the major asset classes last week, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Vanguard Real Estate...

Homebuilders Set To Deliver “Canary” Message Again!

There are often market “tells” that occur long before the beginning of a broader stock market rally or correction. And they tend to be sectors/areas of the market that are...

Weekly Market Outlook – So Bad It’s Good? Maybe. Or…

We mentioned a week ago that the selling effort had taken on a self-sustaining life of its own. The more the bears sold, the scarier things got, causing more...

Major Asset Classes Posted Mixed Results Last Week

The headlines focused on the sharp losses in US and European stocks last week, but performances across the major asset classes delivered a mixed picture, based on a set...

US REITs Led Last Week’s Partial Rebound In Asset Classes

Roughly half of the major asset classes posted gains last week, led by a strong increase in US real estate investment trusts (REITs), based on a set of exchange-traded...

[Exclusive] Get Rid of This REIT Before November

While most of the stock market has suffered in October, the shares of real estate investment trust (REIT) Ventas (VTR) are set to finish with a gain of over...