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    Real Estate

    A rebound in capacity utilization helps office REITs like SL Green

    While most people don’t think of industrial data affecting office REITs, it does influence the top-line growth of commercial REITs like SL Green (SLG).

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Real Estate

    Why small business optimism continues to recover slowly

    Small business accounts for roughly half of the U.S. gross domestic product (or GDP) and jobs.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Real Estate

    Why capacity utilization is an important economic indicator

    Capacity utilization rates are approaching long-term historical averages.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Real Estate

    Capacity utilization approaches historical levels, helping REITs

    Industrial production and capacity utilization are numbers that get a lot of focus at the Fed. These figures not only help forecast economic activity, but they’re also important inputs into inflation.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Real Estate

    The US witnesses an unexpected drop in capacity utilization

    From 1972 to 2012, capacity utilization averaged 80.2% and bottomed at 66.9% in 2009 suggesting there’s a lot of room for production to expand before we start feeling inflationary pressures.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Financials

    Must-know: FOMC minutes will dominate the week ahead

    Mortgage real estate investment trusts (or REITs), like American Capital Agency (AGNC) and Annaly (NLY), will focus on data that will move the bond market. The most important data point will be the FOMC minutes.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Real Estate

    Must-know: An overview of Vornado Realty Trust

    In early April, Vornado announced that it intended to spin off its retail portfolio into a separate REIT and distribute the new company—cleverly called Spinco—to shareholders as a tax-free distribution.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Financials

    Important releases for homebuilder and REIT investors this week

    While last week was a huge one for the builders, we still have a lot of important data this week, with the Case-Shiller Real Estate Index, New Home Sales, as well as the Personal Spending and Income data.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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