Investments

Trump administration reportedly considering Mohamed El-Erian for Fed Vice Chair

Chief economic advisor for Allianz on White House’s list to replace Stanley Fischer
Last month, Mohamed El-Erian told the crowd at the Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Convention in Denver that it didn’t matter who President Donald Trump chose as the next chair and vice chair of the Federal Reserve, because the path for the central bank’s future was already laid out. As it turns out, it could be El-Erian himself taking over for the departed Stanley Fischer as the next Fed vice chair.
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The value of investing in foreclosed properties

Auction.com makes it easy to find properties and buyers
In today’s market, many investors appreciate foreclosed properties’ value as investments because they are generally more affordable to obtain and later renovate for resale. Particularly when marketed on an online real estate marketplace, foreclosure properties are often easier to locate as a well-equipped platform maximizes the number of views a property receives, and is accompanied by valuable information about the properties’ condition, tax liens, etc.
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New York Fed President William Dudley to retire next year

Marks another leadership shuffle
There's another leadership change coming to the Federal Reserve System. Federal Reserve Bank of New York President and CEO William Dudley announced Monday that he intends to retire in mid-2018, confirming industry rumors. Dudley becomes the latest Fed official to leave, whether by their own choice or not.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Leadership shake-up coming to the NY Fed?

Plus, NAR kicks off in the Windy City
Get the latest on leadership changes at the Fed(s). Plus, Financial analyst Gary Shilling says the Fed has to get out of the forecasting business. Also, the National Association of Realtors annual convention is underway in Chicago. What's on their mind? All that, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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Equifax clears execs in data breach insider trading probe

Company says execs did not know about breach when they sold company stock
Four Equifax executives were not aware of the massive data breach at the credit reporting agency when they sold off more than $1.5 million in company stock before the breach became public knowledge, the company said Friday. Here's the timeline.
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