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What We're Reading: The Good Friday edition
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Items Tagged with 'Standard & Poor's'

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S&P upgrade pushes Assured Guaranty to top of monoline hill

AA Stable rating greatly expands market
March 19, 2014
Assured Guaranty is upgraded by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services to AA Stable Outlook from AA- Stable Outlook giving it the highest ratings in the industry from national ratings firms.
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First month of 2014 slams Wall Street, Dow falls 5%

HW 30 follows the other indices down
January 31, 2014
While pending home sales declined in December – and housing groups blamed it on the weather – the market is dealing with a great deal of contradictory data.
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Mortgage servicers bet big on once-obscure advance receivables
January 31, 2014
Nonbank mortgage servicers are taking a big chance on servicer advance receivables, and it is quickly becoming a multibillion-dollar market.
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Why D.R. Horton’s stock went soaring

An 86% climb in earnings will do that
January 28, 2014
HW 30 finished up Tuesday as consumer confidence showed signs of a comeback. But the stock feeling the greatest surge was a middle-market builder.
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The secret to making REO-to-rental viable

As an investment class it needs work but analysts say go for it
January 27, 2014
There are a large number of abandoned homes and a large class of renters, but even when the housing market settles out and people’s credit is repaired over time, REO to rental is a growth area and potentially a permanent asset class, investors think.
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Are we becoming a rental society?

A lot of investors say yes, but analysts have another POV
January 22, 2014
Investors ponder one of the most discussed topics in housing. Are we becoming a rental society? Their answers suggest strong activity on the rental side, but some hesitation to call it a permanent trend.
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Two settlements that could harm RMBS investors

More haircuts could be coming investors way, S&P says
January 13, 2014
Investors in residential mortgage-backed securities are far from out of the woods when it comes to resolving financial risk from RMBS investments.
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Nonbank mortgage firms may return in 2014: S&P

Housing to remain key part of the recovery
January 2, 2014
The year 2014 is unlikely to put a damper on the U.S. housing recovery, although analysts with Standard & Poor’s are unable to completely diffuse fears of another recession.
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S&P: Get ready for Fed tapering of asset purchases

Analyst says December start likely
December 16, 2013
Fed tapering of asset purchases could come this week, with one analyst pulling the plug and expecting the FOMC to shock markets a little bit on Wednesday.
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S&P: Banks face $104bn liability on mortgage cases

November 27, 2013
That talk about the JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) settlement being the end of the road? Think again. Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's said today that they expect U.S. Banks will have to pay between $56.5 billion and up to $104 billion to put their legacy mortgage issues behind them.
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