Here’s Why a Rally in Real Estate ETFs is Likely Ahead

The U.S. homebuilding sector is on fire. Thanks to extremely low mortgage rates, home sales are upbeat. But higher demand for home buying as well as lack of labor and land has boosted home prices. The median home sale price rose 15% year over year to $320,625 — the highest on record, according to a new report from the technology-powered real estate brokerage Redfin. The largest increase ever recorded in the Case-Shiller national home price index (which goes back through 1988) was 14.5% in September 2005.

Inside the Details of Rising Home Prices

In the week ending Oct 4, home prices shot up 16% from the same week a year earlier. Since the four-week period ending Jul 5, home prices have grown 6.8%. On the contrary, over that same period in 2018 and 2019, prices dropped an average of 4.4%. During the four-week period ending Oct 4, the median asking

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The CEO of the world’s largest wealth manager says stocks have more upside ahead and most investors should put more money to work

  • BlackRock CEO Larry Fink told CNBC on Tuesday stocks have more upside ahead and most investors should put more money to work in the market.
  • “I believe we still have more to go on the upside even in front of probably rising infection rates with COVID-19,” Fink said. 
  • With interest rates lower for longer and the likelihood of a second fiscal stimulus, Fink expects the market to move higher.

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink told CNBC on Tuesday that stocks have more upside ahead and investors should put more money to work in the market. 

“We have a strong conviction that the average investor still is under-invested and they’re going to have to be putting more and more money to work over the coming months and maybe even years,” Fink said. “I believe we still have more to go on the upside even in front of probably rising

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Riverstone’s SPAC Decarbonization Plus Acquisition lowers deal size by 33% ahead of $200 million IPO

Decarbonization Plus Acquistion, a third blank check company formed by Riverstone targeting businesses advancing global decarbonization, lowered the proposed deal size for its upcoming IPO on Tuesday.

The Menlo Park, CA-based company now plans to raise $200 million by offering 20 million units at a price of $10. The company had previously filed to offer 30 million units at $10. Each unit now consists of one share of common stock and one-half of a warrant, exercisable at $11.50. Units previously contained one-third of a warrant. At the revised deal size, Decarbonization Plus Acquistion will raise -33% less in proceeds than previously anticipated.

The company is led by CEO and Director Erik Anderson, founder and CEO of investment firm WestRiver Group, and CFO and CAO Peter Haskopoulos, a Managing Director and CFO of Riverstone. Riverstone co-founders Pierre Lapeyre and David Leuschen will serve as Directors. The company plans

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PIMCO CEF Leverage Update: Full Steam Ahead

In this article, we take a look at the updated leverage figures of the PIMCO taxable suite for September and what it means for investors. Our main takeaway is that the funds have continued to not only add borrowings but to increase fund leverage levels as well. In other words, the funds have added borrowings at a faster pace than the growth of their NAVs. This, along with low leverage costs, should allow them to maintain strong earning capacity.

However, from a tactical perspective, the funds are currently trading at an elevated premium valuation relative to the last few months. This has caused us to lower our exposure to the funds in our Income Portfolios. An earlier draft of this article expected the PIMCO Dynamic Income Fund (PDI) premium to rise back above that of the PIMCO Dynamic Credit Income Fund (PCI) post its share offering, however, this has already

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FTSE 100 Marginally Lower Ahead Of PM’s Speech

(RTTNews) – U.K. stocks were little changed on Monday as the Brexit uncertainty continued and energy stocks followed oil prices lower on concerns about oversupply.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make a statement to MPs later today detailing new restrictions to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in England.

The benchmark FTSE 100 was down 5 points at 6,011 after gaining 0.7 percent on Friday.

Gambling group GVC Holdings fell over 2 percent after warning that full-year profits will be reduced by up to £40mln per year.

Aveva slumped 4.5 percent. The provider of engineering and industrial software said that interim revenues will be lower than last year.

International Consolidated Airlines Group shares declined 1.5 percent. British Airways’ chairman and chief executive, Alex Cruz, will step down as chief executive and remain the airline’s non-executive chairman.

National Express Group lost about 4 percent after announcing a new group

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Atlassian Close To All-Time High Ahead Of Earnings (NASDAQ:TEAM)

Application software firm Atlassian (TEAM) has performed extremely well over the last few years. The stock is up almost 145% over the last two years, while the S&P 500 is up a far more modest 21%. Even when compared to the iShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF (IGV), Atlassian has gained twice as much as the sector.

Atlassian is getting ready to report fiscal first-quarter results in the next few weeks, and the stock is trading near an all-time high ahead of that earnings report. I wasn’t able to find the exact earnings date, as the company didn’t have the event on its Investor Relations page just yet. Several websites, including the Wall Street Journal, have the earnings report coming out on October 15. Based on the fact that Q4 2020 results were released on July 30 and third-quarter results were released on April 30, I am thinking the report

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What to know in the week ahead

Third-quarter earnings season kicks off this week in earnest with a plethora of major banks reporting results.


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While analysts have recently upgraded their expectations for earnings results across S&P 500 companies, most companies are still likely to report declines in profits over last year, with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic still lingering.

Q3 earnings season expectations

Second-quarter corporate earnings overwhelmingly topped a low bar of expectations, with Wall Street having braced for businesses to see activity hit a nadir during the worst of virus-related stay-in-place orders in late spring and early summer.

A record 84% of S&P 500 companies reported positive surprises for earnings per share (EPS) in the second quarter, even as EPS declined, in aggregate, by more than 30%, according to data from FactSet.

Those better-than-feared second-quarter results have also led analysts to deliver rare upward revisions to their estimates for third-quarter results – in

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The Week Ahead: A Brexit Showdown, U.S Politics, and Economic Data in Focus

On the Macro

It’s a busy week ahead on the economic calendar, with 68 stats in focus in the week ending 16th October. In the week prior, 53 stats had been in focus.

For the Dollar:

It’s a relatively busy week ahead on the economic data front.

On Monday and Tuesday, September inflation and wholesale inflation figures are due out.

The focus then shifts to manufacturing sector activity and labor market numbers on Thursday.

Expect the Philly FED Manufacturing PMI for October and the weekly initial jobless claims to impact.

At the end of the week, retail sales and industrial production figures are due out, along with October consumer sentiment numbers.

Expect the retail sales and prelim Michigan consumer Sentiment figures to have the greatest impact.

Away from the calendar, the next Presidential debate on 15th October will also provide direction. That is assuming that Trump decides to

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2 Bargain Dividend Payers You Can Buy Now (7.4%+ Yields Ahead)

The market’s fall pullback is starting to reverse itself, but don’t worry: there are still bargain dividend payers yielding 7.4%+ dividends to be had out there.

But investing (along with everything in our lives!) has changed. You simply won’t get safe, high payouts by clutching to old habits and buying big-name, high-yielding S&P 500 stocks. The real dividend bargains are in closed-end funds (CEFs), which give you higher payouts, greater safety and often better returns over the long haul.

To show you what I mean, let’s line up three S&P 500 “dividend darlings” against the CEF competition and see how they compare. (Spoiler: it’s a blowout win for CEFs!)

AT&T: Big Dividend Lousy Return

AT&T (T) is a stock so old my grandmother has had it in her portfolio since before my mother was born. Ma Bell has been known as a huge income producer, with enticing 5%+ yields;

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Wall Street Week Ahead: U.S. Earnings Improvement Expected, but Still a Weak Quarter | Investing News

NEW YORK (Reuters) – While good business news has been in short supply, investors may take slight comfort in coming weeks from U.S. corporate earnings that are likely to be bad, but not as bad as they have been.

Analysts expect third-quarter S&P 500 earnings to have fallen 21% compared with the year-ago quarter, a big improvement from second-quarter’s 30.6% drop that was most likely the low point for earnings this year because of coronavirus-fueled lockdowns, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

Earnings reporting will get rolling next week with results from some of the big U.S. banks, likely impacted by near record low interest rates and the pandemic-induced recession. JPMorgan & Co.

and Citigroup

both release results on Tuesday.

(Graphic: S&P 500 Q3 earnings look bad, but not as bad as Q2 –

Overall, S&P 500 quarterly results tend to beat analysts’ cautious expectations, and they could do

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