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MDC Holdings Stock Hits Highest Level in More Than a Decade

MDC Holdings Stock Hits Highest Level in More Than a Decade

Shares soar after Raymond James upgrades the stock to strong buy from outperform.

U.S. Mortgage Boom Resumes as Interest Rates Fall to 3-Year Low

U.S. Mortgage Boom Resumes as Interest Rates Fall to 3-Year Low

Applications for new home loans increased by 2% last week, as the average fixed interest rate on a 30-year conventional mortgage rate fell to a three-year low, the Mortgage Bankers Association says.

Trump's Trade War Starts to Hit Consumers Where It Counts - In Their Confidence

Trump's Trade War Starts to Hit Consumers Where It Counts - In Their Confidence

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Survey of Consumer Expectations released Monday shows consumers in August saw a higher perceived probability of losing their jobs, and they are reducing expectations for home prices, income and earnings from savings accounts.

U.S. Mortgage-Refinancing Boom Wanes Even as 30-Year Rate Slides to 3-Year Low

U.S. Mortgage-Refinancing Boom Wanes Even as 30-Year Rate Slides to 3-Year Low

Swings in global interest rates, partly a result of the U.S. trade tensions in China, appear to be holding back some would-be borrowers, a new report from the Mortgage Bankers Association says.

Trump's China Trade War Disrupts U.S. Mortgage Refinancing Boom

Trump's China Trade War Disrupts U.S. Mortgage Refinancing Boom

Mortgage applications decreased by 6.2% during the week ended Aug. 23, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, disrupting a recent boom in refinancing activity spurred by falling U.S interest rates.

These 5 Small Caps Are Well Positioned Despite Escalating Trade Tensions

These 5 Small Caps Are Well Positioned Despite Escalating Trade Tensions

They're the kind of names, along with a big dollop of cash in my portfolio, I plan to wait out the 'trade wars'.

Your Need to Know - Yield Curve Inversion, Again.

Your Need to Know - Yield Curve Inversion, Again.

A critical part of the yield curve has inverted. For a few weeks now, headlines have been highlighting recession fears. Is the latest inversion validating the markets concern?

Toll Brothers Beats Earnings Estimates Despite a Drop in Orders; Stock Lower

Toll Brothers Beats Earnings Estimates Despite a Drop in Orders; Stock Lower

Adjusted gross margin in Toll's fiscal third quarter was 23.1% vs. 24.3% a year ago.

Shortage of Homes for Sale Frustrates U.S. Buyers as Mortgage Rates Drop

Shortage of Homes for Sale Frustrates U.S. Buyers as Mortgage Rates Drop

U.S. existing-home sale rise as expected in July, but the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors says that a shortage of properties on the market is putting upward pressures on prices, eliminating some of the benefits from a recent drop in mortgage rates.

Mortgage Refinancing Boom Continues as Economic Worries Push Rates Down Further

Mortgage Refinancing Boom Continues as Economic Worries Push Rates Down Further

U.S. applications to refinance mortgages rise 0.4% during the week ended Aug. 16, to the highest since 2016.