The banking sector still faces big challenges, but greater transparency will boost investor confidence and also encourage banks to manage risk better internally.
Real Estate Markets
A spike in home prices shows that the housing market is continuing its slow path to recovery
A slow-growing economy with little inflation can actually be the best environment for blue-chip stocks.
The economy is likely to keep improving, but slow growth could develop into chronic stagnation.
The government is set to unveil new rules pushing mortgages down a more conservative path. Is it the banks we’re worried about? Or our own behavior?
Multiple debt markets are facing big trouble because of excessive borrowing and the Fed’s easy-money policies.
Whatever the budget deal, it probably won’t be able to prevent sluggish growth and the risk of rising inflation.
The federal government is suing Bank of America for a $1 billion over the bank’s pre-crisis mortgage practice known as “the hustle.” But it wasn’t just naive home buyers who fed the financial crisis. Renters and the well educated had too much debt too, and a new study concludes that college graduates are most prone to debt mismanagement.
Buying a home with the intention of reselling it at a profit in the near future made a lot of sense in 2005, when home values appreciated 20% nationwide. A couple of years later, as the real estate market collapsed and millions …
A good five years after the subprime mortgage crisis and housing bubble collapse, more Americans are deciding that it’s okay to just walk away. In a new survey, roughly a third of respondents said it was socially acceptable
The housing market, a reliable bellwether of the economy, seems to be bouncing back.
Many of the nation’s largest home builders surprised analysts by reporting a profit in the quarter that just ended. Home sales continue to …
Fed Chief Ben Bernanke’s strategy for making risk fashionable is gaining traction. Affluent investors are jumping off the sidelines and home prices are getting a lift. We’re not out of the woods by a long shot. But do you really …