Adapt or Perish

July 29th, 2014
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The Retirement Financial Decision
Sungarden Investment Management Article of the Week

by Rob Isbitts, Sungarden Investment Research

At Sungarden, we believe that over the past three decades, a combination of market behavior and the investment industry’s approach to investor education have conspired to create an environment that is extremely dangerous for many retired and pre-retired people.

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Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Are Heading Over a Cliff

July 28th, 2014
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by Keith Jurow, Capital Preservation Real Estate Report

Non-Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities

Non-Agency residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) are securitized mortgages that are not guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac or insured by the FHA.

These non-guaranteed RMBS existed prior to the bubble years of 2005 - 2007, but the outstanding amount was relatively small. By early 2004, however, that number had climbed rapidly to $644 billion.

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Insider Trading 25 July 2014: Facebook Selling Again

July 28th, 2014
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by Asif Suria

Insider buying increased significantly last week with insiders buying $88.99 million of stock compared to $8.35 million in the week prior. Most of this increase was driven by IPO related purchases. With earnings season in full swing other insider purchases remain muted. Selling also increased with insiders selling $549.37 million of stock last week compared to $492.89 million in the week prior.

Sell/Buy Ratio: The insider Sell/Buy ratio is calculated by dividing the total insider sales in a given week by total insider purchases that week. The adjusted ratio for last week dropped to 6.17.In other words, insiders sold more than 6 times as much stock as they purchased.

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A “Do-or-Die” Moment for the US Housing Market

July 27th, 2014
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by Greg Guenthner, Daily Reckoning

As the real estate market slowly begins to show signs of life, homebuilders continue to slide.

The iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction ETF is down almost 4% year-to-date. Over the past 16 months, the builders have been stuck in neutral, while the S&P has risen more than 26% over the same period.

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Trefis: Highlights Week Ending 25 July 2014

July 26th, 2014
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Below is a summary of the activity at Trefis during the past week that Trefis thought Econintersect readers would find interesting.

Trefis is a financial community structured around trends, forecasts and insights related to some of the most popular stocks in the US. It provides the unique feature of allowing the user to model future valuation based upon projected changes in components of each business. It also provides communication capabilities among members, including consensus of member analysis compared to Trefis staff analysis and blogging opportunities for members.

Click on graphic for larger image and go to Trefis interactive page.

Click "Read more..." to see our clickable table of contents with the most covered companies (more than 1 article) of the week identified. This week no company had more than one article.

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