The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 0.5% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending June 29. Mortgage loan rate movements were mixed last week.
It’s known colloquially as the Midas touch. That’s what Warren Buffett used to turn a $150,000 investment in 1971 into $11 million. In this case, the investment was made in a beach house in Laguna Beach, California.
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The S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) did well in 2016, producing another winning year and extending the bull market in stocks. Even though the index had some troubled times, strength in the U.S. economy and in fundamental business prospects for the index’s constituent stocks helped the market overcome challenges and continue its generally upward path. Technically, the S&P 500’s best....More>>>
There will be a buying opportunity in Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), but it isn’t today. I’m looking at a live feed of the futures market right now and crude oil, via the WTI is down about 4%, with the Brent showing a similar plunge. At the end of the day, Exxon’s strength comes from high crude oil prices and while they’re one of the best companies in the space – and a heavily....More>>>
When Warren Buffett, a guru I emulate on Validea, purchased his first shares of GEICO back in 1951, there were no funny commercials or talking lizard mascots to entice him. It was Buffett’s limitless curiosity about the company’s then-chairman Benjamin Grahamone of Buffett’s professors at Columbia University as well as his mentor and “hero”–that led Buffett to....More>>>
SOFIA, Bulgaria The European Union has called on U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to stop threating it with tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying Thursday it is prepared to discuss trade but not at gun-point.
In March, Trump slapped tariffs of 25% on steel imports and 10% on impo
Every day, Wall Street analysts upgrade some stocks, downgrade others, and "initiate coverage" on a few more. But do these analysts even know what they're talking about? Today, we're taking one high-profile Wall Street pick and putting it under the microscope...
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If you're not familiar with how Social Security works, you might assume that there's a single age at which eligible recipients have to file for benefits. Not so. You actually get an eight-year window to claim benefits that begins at age 62 and carries through until age 70. (Technically, you're no