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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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