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  • The Great American Deleveraging: Fact or Myth?
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Great American Deleveraging: Fact or Myth?

    The great American deleveraging has largely been limited to the financial sector (XLF) (IYF). Non-financial debt is still much higher than historical averages.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Mortgage Applications Rose, Volatility Continued in January

    According to the MBA (Mortgage Bankers Association) survey, mortgage applications rose by 8.8% for the week ending January 22.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Gloomy GDP Estimate Is Not Cause for Panic

    There are several reasons why the gloomy GDP estimate is not cause for panic. The slowdown in GDP growth seems to be a temporary setback.

    By Jeffrey Rosenberg
  • Financials

    Major central banks are now diverging in their monetary policies

    Major central banks are now diverging in their monetary policies, a dynamic we saw vividly on display last week with the Federal Reserve ending its quantitative easing (or QE) program, while Japan expanded its version of QE.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Douglas Emmett’s Leverage: A Tale of Dependence, or of Improvement?

    At the end of fiscal 2014, Douglas Emmett’s consolidated debt was $3.4 billion, up by 6% over 2013. Since 2015, its total debt has seen moderate declines.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Funding BioMed Realty’s Acquisitions?

    At the end of 2014, BioMed Realty’s consolidated debt was $2.7 billion. Its total debt rose from $1.5 billion in 2010 to $3 billion as of September 2015.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Looking for Dividends? Stay Away from the Utilities and REITs

    What makes the utilities unattractive is the fact that interest rates will likely be rising soon. The utilities require a huge amount of infrastructure.

    By BlackRock
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    Healthcare

    REITs 101: Understanding this Investment Vehicle

    In this series, we’ll get down to the brass tacks of investing in the REIT sector, the market’s current landscape, and the benefits you can expect from this type of investment.

    By Michael Orzano
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Real Estate Reaction: Gauging the Impact of the Fed’s Rate Hikes

    The rising interest rate is expected to boost the economy in the long run, but it could severely impact sectors like real estate.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Sun Communities and WP Glimcher: Top REIT Performers in Mid-July

    Some of the top performers of the iShares US Real Estate ETF (IYR) are Sun Communities (SUI) and WP Glimcher (WPG).

    By Arthur Penn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Diversify Broadly and Consider Alternative Investments

    Rising correlation across asset classes is a sticky problem that investors face while investing in today’s markets.

    By Dennis Stattman
  • Consumer

    The must-know outlook for equities and bonds in 2014

    The Fed, in its latest announcement, has further reduced its bond buying program to $55 billion a month, signalling that the improvement in the economy is on track.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Pending Home Sales Rose Annually, but They’re Falling Monthly

    According to the National Association of Realtors, US pending home sales rose marginally at 0.1% in December versus a 1.1% fall in November 2015.

    By Lara Sheldon
  • Financials

    Why the FOMC believes that credit conditions are still strong

    Easier borrowing conditions stimulate business investment among firms. Higher investment would generate employment and benefit firms’ revenues and profits.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Fund Managers

    Glenview Capital lowers position in Crown Castle International

    In 4Q14, Glenview Capital lowered its position in Crown Castle (CCI). CCI accounts for 0.34% of the fund’s total 4Q14 portfolio, down from 3.40% in 3Q14.

    By Diana Key
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    New Home Sales Fell 6.80% in June: ITB Fell 2.20%

    Existing home sales in the US recorded a 482,000 annualized figure in June—compared to 517,000 recorded in May. It failed to meet census expectations of 550,000 units.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Miscellaneous

    Will Crude Oil Futures and S&P 500 Move in the Same Direction?

    February US crude oil (UWT) (USL) futures contracts rose 0.5% to $61.73 per barrel on January 8. Prices are near the highest level since December 2014.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • Financials

    Financial intermediation, systemic risks, and “too big to fail”

    When financial intermediaries allocate funds, they assess the risks and returns that come from various risky claims. Intermediaries help allocate resources and risks throughout the economy. Financial intermediation can result in concentrated risks. The risks increase the financial system’s fragile state. These risks are called systemic risks.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Demystifying Special-Purpose Acquisition Companies

    A special-purpose acquisition company (or SPAC) is a corporation formed by private individuals to facilitate investment through an initial public offering (or IPO).

    By Arthur Penn
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Week In Review: REITs Plunge, Third Quarter SEC Filings

    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.

    By Steve Sage
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    REITs 101: Understanding this Vehicle

    By Michael Orzano, Director, Global Equity Indices Publicly traded property stocks, including real estate investment trusts (or REITs) and real estate operating companies (or REOCs), allow investors to gain exposure to real estate, which is generally an illiquid asset class, without sacrificing the liquidity benefits of listed equities. They also typically offer higher yields than […]

    By Michael Orzano
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Residential Sector: What Investors Should Know

    The residential REIT sector mainly includes apartments and manufactured housing. It’s one of the largest segments in the REIT industry.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Fund Managers

    These Were Bill Ackman’s Largest Sector Holdings in 3Q17

    Pershing Square Capital Management’s top sectors in 3Q17 were consumer discretionary (XLY), information technology (XLK), consumer staples (XLP), real estate (IYR), and materials (XLB).

    By Sarah Sands
  • Financials

    Why the Fed’s Dudley and Evans advise patience in lifting rates

    After the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession, U.S. monetary policy has been designed to boost economic growth and create jobs. The Fed has kept the federal funds rate at near-zero levels since December 2008.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Key differences between PCE and CPI as inflation measures

    The CPI and PCE are both important indicators of U.S. inflation. CPI is more important from an individual perspective, while PCE is more important for monetary policy.

    By Shelly Vinson
  • Financials

    The Fed ends its asset purchase program at the October FOMC meeting

    In December 2008, when the U.S. economy entered its dreadful recessionary phase, the Federal Reserve (or Fed) reduced the federal funds rate to nearly zero in order to stimulate household and business spending and support economic recovery.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Basics About The Capital Gains Tax

    The rates for capital gains tax depend on the asset’s holding period. If the holding period is less than one year, short-term capital gains tax is payable.

    By BlackRock
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    Consumer

    Must-know fundamentals about the US Consumer Price Index

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (or BLS) developed the U.S. CPI in 1913 to measure the change in prices.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Financials

    Why personal consumption expenditure is important to investors

    The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis issues PCE data, and the price index is a measure of the average increase in prices for all domestic personal consumption.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing the Fall in December’s Existing Home Sales

    According to the January report from NAR, existing home sales decreased 3.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.57 million homes in December.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Recent REIT Rebound Could Stretch a Little Further

    The real estate sector (VNQ) has been lagging in performance in 2018. It’s seen a year-to-date loss of 6%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Assessing Macerich’s Robust Revenue Growth in Fiscal 2014

    Macerich reported a consolidated revenue of $1.1 billion in 2014—a figure up by 7.4% over 2013. In 2013, its revenue growth was a whopping 29.1% over 2012.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Mortgage Applications Increased Prior to Regulatory Change

    Mortgage applications increased 25.5% for the week ending October 2, 2015 against a decrease of -6.7% in the previous week.

    By Lara Sheldon
  • Financials

    Why US Treasuries struggle with the FOMC and GDP growth

    The LSAP program ended in September 2012. It consisted of monthly purchases of longer-term Treasuries and agency-backed securities. The program lowered interest rates in the bond market.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    US households have been holding less stocks

    During the U.S. financial (XLF) crisis, investors lacked confidence. They avoided stocks and increased their weight in cash. As the U.S. economy recovered, cash holdings decreased.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Surveys show a decline in US stock holdings

    The recession after the financial crisis of 2007–2008 made investors wary of investing in U.S. markets. The S&P 500 (SPY) fell almost 57%—from 1,576 in October 2007 to 676 in March 2009.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    The implications of higher yields at the 10-year Treasury auction

    The ten-year Treasury (IEF) note auction is of great interest to stock and bond (BND) market participants. Ten-year Treasury yields are benchmarks for many interest rates, including mortgages (IYR)(VNQ) and equity risk premiums (QQQ).

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Why positive economic indicators may point to an earlier rate hike

    Market watchers will be paying close attention to Wednesday’s Fed statement for signs of the timing of a Fed rate hike. Our expectation at BlackRock is that there’s a good chance the Fed will change its language.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Offloading Treasuries and MBS positions will affect the market

    If the Fed reduced its Treasury and MBS holdings, a considerable amount of liquidity would be erased from the market. Interest rates would likely trend higher.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Searching for income: Do equities still make sense?

    Using stock portfolios to generate income while simultaneously building equity-like exposure in bond portfolios is becoming risky in some scenarios.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Why income stocks may be risky

    There has been a shift to real estate (VNQ), utilities (XLU), and consumer staple (XLP) stocks in 2014 because investors are looking for equities with bond like characteristics that give them a higher income.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Financials

    Must-know: Minimizing ETF losses by observing max drawdowns

    In practice, asset owners (both retail and institutional) want to avoid significant portfolio drawdowns even if the benchmark index declines.

    By Aniket Ullal
  • Real Estate

    The “Great Deleveraging” that never happened: The US debt problem

    For several years, media headlines have been filled with references to a mythical “deleveraging,” or a reduction in the level of U.S. debt. In reality, U.S. non-financial debt has increased.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Crude Oil Futures and Wall Street Extends the Rally

    US crude oil futures contracts for February delivery also rose 0.6% to $62.01 per barrel on January 4, 2018—the highest settlement since December 2014.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Financials

    Goldman Sachs: Investors Should Get Defensive in 2019

    Goldman Sachs’ (GS) chief equity strategist, David Kostin, expects the S&P 500 (SPY) to reach 3,000 by the end of 2019.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Earnings Report

    How American Tower’s Valuation Stacks Up against Its Peers’

    Based on its trailing-12-month price-to-AFFO ratio, American Tower is trading at a discount to its main competitor Crown Castle International.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
  • Current Economic Tailwinds Are Powering Real Assets
    Real Insights

    Current Economic Tailwinds Are Powering Real Assets

    The shifting of the global policy stance from monetary stimulus to fiscal stimulus could benefit real assets.

    By VanEck
  • Shifting Economic Winds Could Be Good for Real Assets
    Real Insights

    Shifting Economic Winds Could Be Good for Real Assets

    Solid economic growth, supply bottlenecks, and rising commodity prices have pushed up inflation in the United States.

    By VanEck
  • Real Asset Companies Are on the Cusp of an Earnings Revival
    Real Insights

    Real Asset Companies Are on the Cusp of an Earnings Revival

    Despite rising concerns about a trade war, the IMF maintained its growth forecasts for the global economy for 2018.

    By VanEck
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Existing Home Sales Have Been on a Continuous Slide

    The United States National Association of Realtors (or NAR) releases a monthly report on the existing home sales (ITB) market.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the Rollback of Dodd-Frank Help the Real Estate Sector?

    In a continued effort to deregulate the economy, President Donald Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Existing Home Sales Continued Their Decline in April

    The US National Association of Realtors (or NAR) releases a monthly report on the existing home sales (ITB) market.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Here Are March’s Trends in Existing Home Sales

    According to the NAR’s April 2018 report, existing home sales rose 1.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.6 million homes in March.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Declining Existing Home Sales Are Considered a Positive Sign

    The United States National Association of Realtors (or NAR) releases a monthly report on existing home sales (ITB).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Existing Home Sales: Strongest Pace in 11 Years

    According to the latest report from NAR, existing home sales rose 5.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.81 million homes in November.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Industrials

    How Ventas’s Dividend Yield Compares

    Revenue and earnings Ventas (VTR) is a major REIT in the United States and Canada. The company’s revenue growth slowed from 18% in 2015 to just 5% in 2016. The growth was driven by all of its segments, through resident fees and services, office building and other service revenue, and income from loans and investments, […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Real Estate

    What Analysts Think about the Top 3 Wireless REITs after 2Q17

    The wireless tower owners’ expected performance in fiscal 2017 is reflected in the analysts’ ratings for the companies.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the Top 3 Wireless Tower REITs Performed in 2Q17

    In this series, we’ll analyze the 2Q17 results of American Tower (AMT), SBAC Communications (SBAC), and Crown Castle International (CCI).

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Would an Interest Rate Hike Affect Real Estate Valuations?

    The real estate sector’s (VNQ) (IYR) performance was subdued in 2016 due to its supply-demand dynamics.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Look to REITs for Opportunities?

    HEDGING AGAINST INFLATION  Property stocks and REITs have often been viewed as inflation hedges because expected inflation will affect prices of real estate, and rental income tends to rise along with generalized inflation. However, other factors may mitigate the impact of inflationary forces. Some of these additional factors may include real estate supply and demand […]

    By Michael Orzano
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why REITs Tend to Offer High Dividend Yield

    COMPARING DIVIDEND YIELDS ACROSS ASSET CLASSES  Since 1999, approximately half of the total return of the Dow Jones U.S. Select REIT Index has come from dividends. During periods of heightened volatility, this income could act as a buffer and may mitigate negative price movements. Historically, the Dow Jones U.S. Select REIT Index has produced higher […]

    By Michael Orzano
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The REIT Advantage: High Return, Low Correlation

    RETURNS AND RISKS OF REITS  REIT and property stock performance has been relatively strong over the long term, especially when compared with traditional bond and equity indices. Since 1992, the Dow Jones Global Ex-U.S. Select RESI has had an average total return close to 9%, while the Dow Jones U.S. Select REIT Index has had […]

    By Michael Orzano
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Evolution of the REIT

    The Evolution of REITs  The basic concept of REITs originated with the business trusts that were formed in Massachusetts in the mid-19th century, when the wealth created by the industrial revolution led to a demand for real estate investment. The first REIT was set up in 1961, but it took several decades before REITs were […]

    By Michael Orzano
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    REITs Explained: Qualifications and Types of REITs

    To qualify as a REIT, a company must have most of its assets and income tied to real estate investment and must pay out almost all of its taxable income to shareholders in the form of dividends. In the U.S., a REIT must meet the following four requirements. The REIT must distribute at least 90% […]

    By Michael Orzano
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Look to the REIT Sector for Opportunities?

    Not only do REITs (RWR)(ICF) help diversify a portfolio, but they also bolster portfolio income with their steady dividends and their long-term capital appreciation.

    By Michael Orzano
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    Healthcare

    Why REITs Tend to Offer High Dividend Yields

    REITs (IYR)(VNQ) are known for their high dividend yields, outclassing almost all other broad market indices.

    By Michael Orzano
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The REIT Advantage: High Returns, Low Correlation

    Not only do REITs tend to provide steady and stable returns over the long term, but they also help in diversifying investor portfolios effectively.

    By Michael Orzano
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Evolution of REITs

    The REITs (IYR) sector has shown phenomenal growth over the years. In the past five decades, REITs have grown to a market cap of nearly $1 trillion.

    By Michael Orzano
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    REIT Explained: Qualifications and Types of REITs

    Let’s talk about the two main types of REITs (ICF)—equity REITs and mortgage REITs.

    By Michael Orzano
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Danaher’s Journey from Corporate Raider to Corporate Statesman

    Danaher (DHR) was the brainchild of brothers Steven and Mitchell Rales. It was incorporated as a holding company in 1984.

    By Shannon Black
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    Fund Managers

    Why Schlifske Prefers Mortgage REITs and High Yield Debt Instruments

    John Schlifske believes the low growth environment will continue in the short term. In this environment, he thinks that the equity market may not yield high returns.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Earnings Report

    Equity Residential’s Management Paints a Bullish Picture for 2016

    Equity Residential upwardly revised its guidance for its 2016 same-store operating performance, normalized FFO per share, and some of its transactions.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Earnings Report

    General Growth Properties: Less Borrowing Bodes Well

    To lower its effective borrowing costs and extend its maturity profile, GGP was active in unsecured and secured credit markets in fiscal 2015.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Earnings Report

    Simon’s Valuation Is Unlikely to Expand Further

    Among the 25 analysts following Simon Property stock, 20 have assigned a “buy” rating. The company received no “sell” ratings from any analysts while five brokerages have assigned a “hold” rating.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Earnings Report

    EQR Sees a Marginal Fall in Borrowing Costs in 4Q15

    In 2015, EQR was active in both the unsecured and secured credit markets to lower its effective borrowing costs and extend its maturity profile.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Earnings Report

    Simon’s 4Q15 Earnings: Borrowing Cost Should Remain at Same Level

    The total debt of Simon Property Group (SPG) increased from $20.8 billion as of the end of 4Q14 to $22.5 billion as of the end of 4Q15.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Can the Government Do to Increase Housing Affordability?

    Many local governments have initiated measures to increase housing affordability. The California Community Redevelopment Law requires developers of redevelopment projects to construct 15% of the houses to be affordable for low- and moderate-income households.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    House Prices Continued to Rise in November

    With increasing home prices, builders might increase the home supply. Due to lower mortgage rates, more customers could be attracted to the housing sector.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Barbara Corcoran Credits Donald Trump for Changing Manhattan

    In an interview with Wall Street Week, Corcoran was asked about her views on Trump. According to Corcoran, Trump is “due the credit of changing the view of Manhattan to the view of luxury Manhattan.”

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Corcoran and Cisneros’s Housing Market Talk Merits a Closer Look

    In an interview with Wall Street Week, Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros shared their views on the housing market.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What is CXP’s Strategy to Enhance Its Competitive Position?

    Columbia Property Trust’s strategy is to invest in a property portfolio that provides the size, quality, and market needed to deliver long-term returns.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Healthcare REITs Continue Their Strong Run

    Healthcare REITs have shown resilience in the rising rate environment. REITs will likely be hurt more in this environment since they have to incur higher expenses.

    By Steve Sage
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Impact of Consumer Spending on Retail REITs

    Consumer spending and the overall health of the economy are the main drivers of retail REITs. The Fed’s decision to increase the interest rate could have a positive or negative impact on spending.

    By Steve Sage
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BioMed Realty’s Quality Tenant Base and Triple Net Leases Ensure Steady Cash Flows

    BioMed Realty’s tenant base has the top names in biotechnology companies, scientific research institutions, governments, and other life science firms.

    By Peter Barnes
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Alexandria: Diversified Tenant Base and Lease Expirations

    Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) has a diversified tenant base, which reduces the company’s dependence on any particular industry.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Highwoods Properties’ Moderate Revenue Growth in Recent Years

    In comparison to its peer group, Highwoods Properties posted a moderate revenue growth.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Highwoods Properties’ Diversified Tenant Base

    Highwoods Properties’ top five tenants occupy an area of 3 million square feet or 11% of the company’s total rentable area.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Peer Group Comparison: SL Green Realty Trades at Lower Multiple

    A closer look at SL Green Realty’s (SLG) trailing-12-month price-to-FFO multiple shows that it is in line with its historical valuation.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sizing up Douglas Emmett’s Diversified Tenant Base and Lease Expirations

    Douglas Emmett has a diversified tenant base across a range of industries. Such diversity reduces dependence on any particular industry.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Boston Properties’ Price-to-FFO Multiple Stands Tall among Peers

    Boston Properties’ TTM price-to-FFO ratio is in line with its historical valuation, with a current price-to-FFO ratio of around 21.8x as of November 27.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Kilroy Realty: Lease Expiration and Tenant Management

    As of fiscal ended 2014, 49.5% of the Kilroy Realty’s leases were long term in nature, expiring after 2020.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Post Properties’ Higher-than-Average EV-to-EBITDA Multiple Means

    Post Properties’ EV-to-EBITDA ratio is in line with its historical valuation, ranging between 12.2x–25.5x, with a current EV-to-EBITDA ratio of ~21.7x.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Assessing Post Properties’ Average Price-to-FFO Multiple

    Post Properties’ TTM price-to-FFO multiple is in line with its historical valuation at around 18.9x.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Must-Read Company Overview of Post Properties

    Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Post Properties is structured as an REIT and completed its initial public offering in 1993.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Equity Residential Has a Moderate Debt-to-Equity Ratio

    Equity Residential’s debt-to-equity ratio reached its high of 1.96 in 2008. Since then, it has fallen consistently from 1.72 in 2009 to 0.96 as of June 2015.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Overview of AvalonBay Communities’ Geographic Coverage

    The distribution of properties in attractive US coastal markets reflects AvalonBay Communities’ geographic diversification strategy.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Mortgage Applications Fail to Improve on the Rate Cut

    Mortgage applications reported a fall of 6.70% for the week ending September 25. The Purchase Index fell 6% and the Refinance Index fell 8% from the prior week.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Should Investors Expect from the REIT Market?

    While the higher volatility has affected the broader indices during the past two months, the impact was more evident on REIT stocks.

    By Peter Barnes
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