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The REITs Correction: When Reaching for Yields Goes Wrong

Jacob Harper | Equities.com |

Mortgage real estate investment trusts, otherwise known as REITs, plunged in value just after a first quarter massive stock sale, according to a Bloomberg report. Two of the hardest hit funds –


S&P Closes Above 16,000 As Dow Briefly Crosses 15,000, Cheered on by Jobs Report

Michael Teague | Equities.com |

Stocks blasted through to record highs on Friday, leap-frogging yesterday’s encouraging performance on the strength of an unexpectedly good nonfarm payroll jobs report from the Labor Department


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Pare Gains to Close Flat

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded between the narrow range of 12920 and 12976; ending the day above the 21- day simple moving average at 12920, which shifts the daily cycle to positive. The


Equities Sector Coverage: ECB Crushes Market Optimism

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Initial Jobless Claims – in the week ending December 3, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 381,000, a decrease of 23,000 from the previous week's revised figure of


Companies with Something to be Thankful For

Joel Anderson | Equities.com |

This is the time of year to take stock of what you have to be thankful for. Or just to take stock if you see a buying opportunity. Either way, there are a number of companies (and people) that can


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks End Week On High Note, Financials and Utilities Fall Lower

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Retail Sales in July rose by 0.5%, slightly below expectations, but with the biggest gain since March. The University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey declined from 63.7 to 54.9 in August,


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