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Does Success of Zillow and Trulia Indicate Housing Recovery?

Michael Teague | Equities.com |

Zillow (Z) and Trulia (TRLA), two online real-estate databases, both enjoyed big days on the market after posting better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings reports. Nearing the close,


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Edge Lower on Fiscal Cliff Concerns

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded down to 12,900.17 back below its 200-day simple moving average at 12,992.81. The Nasdaq traded down to 2951.73 then rebounded to 2973.07 staying below its


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Edged Higher on Election Day

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded up 13,290.75 still between its 200-day simple moving average at 12,994.20 and its 50-day SMA at 13,341.07. A weekly close above the five-week modified


Equities Sector Coverage: Google Weighs on Wall Street

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Initial Jobless Claims rose to a higher than expected 388,000 back above the 350,000 recessionary threshold. The Philly Fed Index rose to 5.7 in October. The Index of Leading Indicators rose by


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Pare Gains As Fed Defends QE Infinity

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Construction Spending was down 0.6% in August the largest drop since July 2011. ISM Manufacturing index came in at 51.5 in September, which was better than expected. The Dow Jones Industrial


Why LinkedIn and Twitter Have Brighter Prospects Than Facebook

Minyanville | Equities.com |

“Facebook isn't Google; it's Yahoo or AOL.” That line sums up this excellent and nuanced take on Facebook (FB) by Michael Wolff, and it finally made me understand why I've been uncomfortable


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Pare Losses with Late Rally

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Final Real GDP came in at 3.0% for the 4th quarter if 2011. There were benchmark revisions to Initial Jobless Claims with the recent reading at 359,000 the lowest since April 2008. What this means


Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Enjoys Best January in Over a Decade

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The S&P Case Shiller Home Price Index showed that the 20-City Composite showed a 1.3% decline in prices in November versus October and 3.7% year over year. The Chicago PMI Index fell to 60.2


12 Housing Themes for 2012

Minyanville | Equities.com |

As 2012 rumbles out of the gate, the US housing market correction enters its sixth year. By all accounts, it’s been the worst real estate slump in generations, as housing bears troll through


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Flat As Europe Remains on Center Stage

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded between 12060.37 and 12202.23, until a late day rally reached a high of 12557.67. The NASDAQ traded between 2612.80 and 2649.59, until a late day rally


Blockchain in Fintech - Discussion at the EU Parliament

From the recent Blockchain For Europe Summit in Brussels: Panel on Financial Market Infrastructure