Rising house values prove real estate can be a smart investment – The Mortgage Reports (blog)

House values matter It’s not easy being a buyer in a seller’s market. With house values rising and selling prices soaring, it can be hard to find and afford a home today. The good news for house hunters is that owning provides more than a roof over your head. You also stand to profit from […]

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At 19, he bought his first property from his parents' basement. But is real estate enough? – USA TODAY

CLOSE Using real estate to secure your financial future isn’t for the faint of heart, but if done right, it has a lot to offer. USA TODAY Adam Ailion 30, began investing in real estate in college.(Photo: Advanced Photo & Imaging) Adam Ailion’s father likes to joke that his son started investing in real estate […]

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BenFred: 8-run inning shouldn't happen when Cards have 8-man pen – STLtoday.com

Five topics from columnist Ben Frederickson that St. Louis sports fans should be discussing: 1. Leake, Bowman could have used help It’s no secret that Cardinals manager Mike Matheny prefers a crammed bullpen, even if it limits options for some offensive firepower late in games. Why? Well, there doesn’t seem to be that good of […]

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Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower – Live Trading News

$CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture grains futures finished lower Tuesday with Corn and Wheat posting more than 2% losses on the day The most active Corn contract for December delivery fell 7.75 cents, or 2.06%, to 3.685 bu. December Wheat delivery went down 11.75 cents, or 2.51% to 4.56 bu. November […]

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Precious Metals and Commodities Weekly – MarketPulse (blog)

[embedded content] Senior Market Analyst, Jeffrey Halley takes you on a walk through of precious metals, energy, industrial and soft commodities. Using charts Jeffrey gives his outlook on each of the individual markets and the factors driving them. This week’s highlight is definitely the price action in the “softs” following the USDA’s grain-ageddon last week. […]

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Wiped-Out Creditors Await Delayed Payout in Debt Swaps Snag – Bloomberg

It looked straightforward. Investors bought insurance contracts that explicitly protect against bond losses imposed by governments or regulators as part of a bank rescue. But more than two months after junior notes were wiped out in Europe’s first forced sale of a failing lender under its new resolution regime, holders of credit-default swaps haven’t been compensated. Banco […]

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Analyzing Emerald Expositions Events (EEX) & Collectors Universe (CLCT) – Community Financial News

Collectors Universe (NASDAQ: CLCT) and Emerald Expositions Events (NYSE:EEX) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership. Dividends Collectors Universe pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and […]

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