Articles Tagged with ''Investment''

Real estate no longer top investment choice for Americans

Focus shifts to stocks, cash investments
Americans are beginning to shift their investments to other areas as real estate fell not one but two spots from being the top investment choice back in 2016. Americans across all ages said that real estate is their third pick for the investment of money they won’t need for more than 10 years.
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Opportunity zone tax breaks tantalize real estate investors

Developers are lining up to get in on tax breaks for investments in low-income "opportunity zones"
The federal tax overhaul brought to life a new tax break for investments in low-income areas dubbed, "opportunity zones." Real estate investors appear excited to deploy capital in these areas and are positioning themselves to develop various kinds of real estate in these areas.
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Morningstar expands funds rating system

Ratings company launches Quantitative Rating
Investment research provider Morningstar announced Monday the expansion of its fund ratings system with the launch of Morningstar Quantitative Rating, which uses a machine-learning model to rate six times more funds than are rated by Morningstar analysts in the U.S.
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BB&T ramps up digital business transformation

Invests $50 million in fintech companies
BB&T Corp. will soon be ramping up its digital business platform as it announced it will invest up to $50 million in fintech companies. The bank announced it will set aside $50 million to invest in and acquire emerging digital technology companies to benefit its clients and lower operating costs.
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Investors rethink crowded Trump trade

Sell stock, buy bonds
The Wall Street Journal's Markets section today discussed a shift from investments in stocks over to bonds. The authors say investors are “recalibrating their conviction” in the Trump trade, a term used to describe market volatility in the wake of the presidential election outcome.
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Airbnb causes confusion in refi market

Lenders unsure how to classify Airbnb homes
Airbnb is in the news again, this time causing confusion in the refinance market. As Airbnb blends traditional homes with commercial investment, it can cross many lines, and be difficult for lenders to define.
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Mortgage REIT stocks on the rise?

Some, but not all, appreciation in the double digits
Although some areas fared better than others, overall REITs seem to be on the rise, with some making stock gains even in the double digits. But, as with all stocks, be careful on what you pick.
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