- New home mortgages were up 16% on a year-to-year basis.
- Consumer bank card limits were up 20% over the same period.
- Bank card delinquencies are down and geographically, the U.S. Midwest is leading the pack in terms of consumer banking growth.
Solid Late '16 housing numbers could fuel a big spring market for the U.S. real estate sector.
Tax fraud is a burgeoning problem in the U.S., and stopping it rests on individuals being aware, and taking steps, to block fraudsters before they strike.
Change is coming in the financial advisory sector, so much so, industry insiders say advisors had better brace themselves.
Portfolio balancing usually yields good results, but only if advisors do it correctly - and with plenty of moving parts involved, that's no easy task.