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Shanthi Bharatwaj

Staff Reporter

Shanthi Bharatwaj joined TheStreet in June 2010 after graduating from Columbia University with a master's degree in journalism. Previously, Shanthi worked as a financial analyst for a business newspaper in India covering the consumer sector and advising readers on their stocks and mutual fund portfolios. She also holds an MBA degree from The Institute for Financial Management and Research in India.


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Banks Look Forward to Federal Reserve Tapering

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

At a recent Goldman Sachs conference, banks were universally positive about the impact of a Federal Reserve move to taper bond purchases, even though the real upside would come from an increase in short-term rates.

11:10AM 12/16/13

Federal Housing Administration Deficit Improves to $1.3B

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

An independent actuarial review released Friday showed a substantial decline in the projected deficit at the agency, thanks to steps taken to increase premiums and tighten underwriting standards.

12:12PM 12/13/13

Trulia Cheapest Internet Growth Stock For 2015, Deutsche Says

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

Recent weakness in the stock is sentiment driven, analyst says.

10:28AM 12/13/13

[video] Trulia, Zillow Offer, Good News, Bad News for 2014 Housing

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

Trulia and Zillow are out with predictions for the housing market in 2014 and the outlook is mixed.

04:15PM 12/12/13

Foreclosure Crisis Is in Last Inning

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

The latest data from RealtyTrac shows foreclosure activity continues to drop to more normal levels.

06:35AM 12/12/13

Mortgage Rates Tick Up to Highest Levels Since September

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

The latest weekly survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association showed a 10% year-over-year drop in purchase applications as interest rates rose.

08:25AM 12/11/13

Mel Watt Confirmed as Head of FHFA; Progressives Cheer

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

The Senate's confirmation of Mel Watt for director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the regulator of bailed-out housing companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, ends a prolonged fight over who should hold the key housing post.

06:21PM 12/10/13

Fannie, Freddie Raises Guarantee Fee Ahead of Mel Watt Confirmation

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

Fannie and Freddie will charge a higher fee to guarantee mortgages, especially in states where foreclosure timelines are exceedingly long.

10:25AM 12/10/13

FHA Lowers Loan Cap for High-Cost Areas in 2014

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

The ceiling on loans for single-family homes in highest cost areas would drop to a maximum of $625,500 from $729,750, effective Jan. 1.

11:51AM 12/09/13

Banks Face HELOC Default Threat

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

A new default threat may be arising among second-lien home equity lines of credit extended during the height of the boom.

10:20AM 12/09/13

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