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Important Events that Could Drive Markets this Week

President Trump’s executive order on healthcare, the Iran nuclear agreement, and news about North Korea preparing for a launch ahead of US–South Korea military exercises failed to trigger higher volatility.

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US Steel Had a Big Week: What Happened?

US steel stocks have had a tepid year after the spectacular rally last year, and there’s a sense of apprehension in the market that US steel prices could go lower.

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S&P 500, NASDAQ, and Dow Closed Strong Last Week

The S&P 500 started last week on a weaker note. On October 13, the S&P 500 closed the day higher and ended the week with gains.

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Wildfires in California Set PG&E Ablaze, Stock Tumbles 7%

PG&E Corporation saw its stock fall ~7% on October 12—its steepest fall in seven years—on speculations that downed power lines caused wildfires in California.

RECENT Real Estate Investment Trusts RESEARCH

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A Look at the Performance of Specialized REITs

With the growing economy and global investment horizons, investments have shifted beyond the traditional options to specialized REITs.

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An Overview of Office REIT Columbia Property Trust

Columbia Property Trust is a mid-sized office REIT company in the United States with a market capitalization of $3 billion.

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Foreclosure Starts Fall 10% in October

Mortgage delinquencies are falling as home prices rise and the foreclosure pipeline clears. In October, 90-day mortgage delinquencies stood around 4.8%.

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Up Close and Personal with BioMed Realty Trust: Investor Insights

BioMed Realty is now the fifth-largest publicly traded office REIT in the United States and is a part of the S&P 400 Index.

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New Year Began on a Sour Note for REITs

As the world looked forward to ringing in the new year, the markets didn’t give REIT investors much to celebrate.

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Investors Return to a Packed Week of Data as Jobs Report Looms

Investors return from holidays to a week packed with important data as the handicapping for a rate hike in March is now in full swing. We’ll also get ISM data.

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Overview: Industrial REITs

The performance of industrial REITs in the past week was on the positive side. Industrial REITs combine assets such as a warehouse, cold storage, research and development sites, and general-purpose flex offices.

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Case-Shiller Index of Home Prices Continued to Rise in October

The seasonally adjusted Case-Shiller Index rose by 0.8% month-over-month and is up by 5.5% year-over-year. Since home prices bottomed out, we’ve had a couple of years of low double-digit returns in prices.

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Good News: Mortgage REITs Outperformed Other Subgroups

For the week ending on December 24, IYR and REM brought cheer for investors. They ended the week with positive returns of 0.8% and 2.3%, respectively.

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How the Rate Hike Is Impacting REITs

December 23 saw many twists and turns in the market. Hotel and resort REITs, which had a disappointing last week, finally posted positive returns.

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The Last Realist Real Estate Roundup for 2015

About the only economic data of note for real estate investors this week will be the Case-Shiller House Price Index on Tuesday, December 28, and Pending Home Sales on Wednesday. Markets will be closed on Friday for the New Year’s holiday.

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REITs Outshine the Broad Market

For the week ended December 18, 2015, mortgage and residential REITs outshined other sub-groups with positive average returns of 2.2% for both.

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Markets React to the Rate Hike: What Can Investors Expect?

After months of speculation regarding the much-anticipated interest rate hike, the FOMC meeting on December 16, 2015, finally ended investors’ wait.

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What's the Impact of the Fed's Rate Hike on Mortgage REITs?

The rationale behind the formation of mortgage REITs was to provide benefits to investors from the investments in real estate and its components.

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Urstadt Biddle Properties Reports Mixed Results for Fiscal 4Q15

After Urstadt Biddle Properties’ (UBA) fiscal 4Q15 earnings report, UBA fell by 4.0% to close at $19.12 per share on December 18, 2015.

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Alexandria Real Estate Equities: Overview of a Tech-Focused REIT

Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) is a fully integrated, self-administered, and self-managed REIT.

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An Investor’s Guide to Highwoods Properties

Highwoods Properties (HIW) is a fully integrated, self-administered, and self-managed REIT.

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Week In Review: REITs Plunge along with the Benchmark Index

For the week ending December 11, the iShares US Real Estate ETF, the iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped, and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF ended on a negative note.

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The Life and Times of Douglas Emmett: An REIT Must-Read

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in California, Douglas Emmett is an REIT focused on high-quality commercial properties and luxury apartment communities.

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Low Inflation Worries China as High Inflation Scares Brazil

According to the MBA (Mortgage Bankers Association) survey, mortgage applications rose 1.2% for the week ending December 4.

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