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NAHB: Builder Confidence Increases in January
1 day ago by Bill McBride @ Calculated Risk

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported the housing market index (HMI) was at 58 in January, up from 56 in December. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.From NAHB: Lower Interest Rates Stabilize Builder ConfidenceBuoyed by falling mortgage rates, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to 58 in January on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “The gradual decline in mortgage rates in recent weeks helped to sustain builder sentiment,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, a custom home builder from LaPlace, La. “Low unemployment, solid job growth and favorable demographics should support housing demand in the coming months.”“Builders need to continue t...

Pinterest's Secret Weapon: High Value Goods
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Awakening Your Talent
1 day ago by Brett Steenbarger, Ph.D. @ TraderFeed

I'll be writing much more on this topic in my upcoming book on trading and spirituality.  Here is an important perspective:When we access our strengths--what we do best--we gain ac...

Personal finance links: steering off course
1 day ago by abnormalreturns @ Abnormal Returns

Wednesday is all about personal finance here at Abnormal Returns. You can check out last week’s links including a look at ways...

MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest Weekly Survey, Purchase Activity Index Highest Since 2010
1 day ago by Bill McBride @ Calculated Risk

From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Rebound in Latest MBA Weekly SurveyMortgage applications increased 13.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 11, 2019.... The Refinance Index increased 19 percent from the previous week to its highest level since March 2018. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index increased 9 percent from one week earlier to its highest level since April 2010. The unadjusted Purchase Index increased 43 percent compared with the previous week and was 11 percent higher than the same week one year ago....“Mortgage applications rose to their strongest level in years last week, with purchase applications rising to the highest since 2010, and refinance applications up to their highest level since last spring,” said Mike...

Boeing 787 Wings Carry Cash
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Rally Rd
1 day ago by Howard Lindzon @ Howard Lindzon

Today, our portfolio company Rally Rd will be offering their most unique and pricey cars – a 1980 Lamborghini Countach Turbo – $127 per share, 1-of-2 ever made, first time its ever been available to the general public. Initial Offering: 1/17, 1pm ET. 🚨 '80 Lamborghini Countach Turbo *share reservations* Now Open! 🚨$127 per share, 1-of-2 ever made, first time its ever been available to the general public. Initial Offering: 1/17, 1pm ET https://t.co/ZQqs2xEoGj pic.twitter.com/fuRjZ9qILu — Rally Rd. Continue reading Rally Rd at Howard Lindzon.

A Pitch by Pipit
1 day ago by Jeff Carter @ Points and Figures

Here is a pitch from CEO of Pipit Ollie Walsh. It was at the NewFinance FinTech Open Mic Night in London on the 14th November 2018. Ollie is Irish and the company is based in Galway. We are investors in …

Fourth Quarter 2018 Letter: Race To 100x
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DHUnplugged #439: Black Eyed Finance
1 day ago by The Disciplined Investor (The Discipl... @ The Disciplined Investor

Here we go…. Earnings are starting to roll in and already we are seeing a plenty of disappointments. The good news is that investors may have priced in the worst case. The government shutdown may cost the economy much more that originally anticipated. GDP may take a hit. Plus – an update on Jae’s fancy […]

GDV: The 'Steady' Gabelli Closed-End Fund
2 days ago by SA Most Popular

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