Chimera Investment Corp

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    Financials

    Initial jobless claims jump

    Initial jobless claims rose to an annualized rate of 360,000 for the week ended May 10th Initial jobless claims are one of the few labor market indicators that are released every week. Unemployment is a profound driver of economic growth, and persistent unemployment has been the Achille’s heel of this recovery. While it seems like […]

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Financials

    Consumer confidence ticks down as Americans fret the economy

    The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index fell to 79.7, from an upward-revised 81.8 in August. (Consumer confidence in 1985 was 100.)

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Mortgage REITs Rose among the Volatile Market

    The week ending December 24, 2015, reaped positive results for all of the mortgage REITs. The VanEck Vectors ETF Trust (MORT) ended with returns of 6.1%.

    By Steve Sage
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    Fund Managers

    Chimera posts growth in third quarter profit and interest income

    Chimera’s core earnings grew to $116 million compared to $93 million in the year-ago period. Growth was mainly due to an increase in net interest income.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Financials

    What Are Leon Cooperman’s Top Holdings?

    In Q3, billionaire investor Leon Cooperman’s top five holdings were Fiserv, Alphabet, United Continental, Chimera Investment, and Cigna.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Financials

    Capacity Utilization falls in May

    Capacity utilization is a bellwether of economic activity Capacity utilization is a good top-down macroeconomic indicator, which helps forecast the labor market, final demand, consumption, and inflation. While manufacturing is no longer the primary driver of the U.S. economy, it still influences the economy to a large degree, particularly for unskilled workers. U.S. manufacturing is […]

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Financials

    Consumer Confidence dips in May but still improving.

    The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Confidence Index is a leading indicator for the U.S. economy The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Confidence Index is an important indicator of the consumer’s perception of the U.S. economy. Similar to other consumer confidence measures, it asks consumers about their views on the current economic conditions, and their […]

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Financials

    Why initial jobless claims jumped on the government shutdown

    Initial jobless claims increased to an annualized rate of 374,000 for the week ended October 4. Unemployment has been the Achilles’ heel of this recovery.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Financials

    Omega Advisors lowers position in Chimera Investment

    Chimera Investment invests in residential mortgage loans, residential mortgage-backed securities, real estate-related securities and various other asset classes. Chimera declared a fourth-quarter 2014 cash dividend of $0.09 per common share.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Financials

    Initial jobless claims fall to 324,000

    Initial jobless claims rose to an annualized rate of 324,000 for the week ended April 26th Initial jobless claims are one of the few labor market indicators that are released every week. Unemployment is a profound driver of economic growth, and persistent unemployment has been the Achilles heel of this recovery. While it seems like […]

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Week Ahead: Job Openings Are the Highlight of a Data-Light Week

    This week, investors will still be digesting the jobs report from last Friday. The biggest data points will be the JOLTS jobs report and retail sales.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Mortgage Applications Rose despite Rate Hike

    The Federal Reserve’s decision to increase the federal funds rate by 0.25% on December 16, 2015, had minimal impact on the mortgage volume.

    By Steve Sage
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Rate Hike’s History and Its Impact on Mortgage REITs

    Mortgage REITs like New Residential Investment, Chimera Investment, and American Capital Agency will witness the impact of a rate hike for the first time.

    By Steve Sage
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    Fund Managers

    Omega Advisors exits position in Halliburton

    Halliburton announced that it would lay off 5,000 to 6,500 employees due to declining oil and gas exploration and production activity amid falling oil prices.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Fund Managers

    Omega Advisors decreases position in Chimera Investment

    Chimera Investment invests in residential mortgage loans, residential mortgage-backed securities (or RMBS), real estate-related securities, and various other asset classes.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Fund Managers

    Omega Advisors increases position in Ashland

    Omega Advisors has increased its position in Ashland by over $69 million. The position now accounts for 1.74% of the fund’s total 4Q14 portfolio.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Financials

    Initial jobless claims fell slightly, good for non-agency REITs

    Initial jobless claims decreased to 339,000 for the week ended November 8. The financial industry is laying people off as the mortgage business dries up.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
  • Consumer

    Week in preview: Expect two big homebuilder earnings reports

    Next week is all about the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting The FOMC meets on Tuesday and Wednesday, and we should have the announcement on Wednesday afternoon around 2:00 p.m. Taper? By how Much? Which securities? The Fed will also release its forecast of economic activity. The Fed has been consistently over-optimistic on economic growth, and […]

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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