By Jonathan Lansner | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: May 11, 2018 at 2:53 pm | UPDATED: May 11, 2018 at 3:16 pm Southern California house hunters are putting 9 percent fewer existing homes into escrow this spring, a dip that caused one analyst to make “Cracks Appearing” the title of his latest report. ReportsOnHousing tracks regional homebuying patterns found in real estate broker networks: supply (active listings); demand (new escrows in past 30 days); and “market time” (a measure of selling speed of days it takes a typical listing to enter escrow). Steve Thomas, the man behind ReportsOnHousing, wrote: “Noticeable cracks have appeared that illustrate a cooling market. It is not as if housing has suddenly tilted in favor of buyers. No, there are still multiple offers and plenty of homes flying off the market and into escrow just moments after the FOR SALE sign is pounded into the front yard. Buyers are still frustrated by the lack of … [Read more...] about ‘Cracks appearing’ in Southern California housing market, one analyst says
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest The calendar says spring. Can farmers markets be far behind? Despite cold and rainy spring, soon-to-open farmers markets should have plenty of kale, greens, Swish chard and spinach. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Nancy Daly, [email protected] Published 11:11 p.m. ET April 23, 2018 CLOSE Delhi Farmers Market launch is a win for the community. The Community Press/Jennie Key CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Between 1994 and 2011, the number of farmers markets in the United States … [Read more...] about The calendar says spring. Can farmers markets be far behind?
In one corner, you have conventional wisdom and many experts like Burton Malkiel, professor emeritus at Princeton University and the author of "A Random Walk Down Wall Street." In the other corner, you have IBD's founder William O'Neil, and plenty of other investment pros with a real track record of long-term investing success. X These two sides disagree in a fundamental way over whether or not one can time the market. Malkiel's book states that there's "no point in following any technical trading rule for the timing of purchases or sales. A simple policy of buying and holding will be at least as good as any technical procedure." Meanwhile, O'Neil's investing books, including "The Successful Investor" and "How to Make Money in Stocks," and the weekly newspaper IBD Weekly have been among those arguing the opposite for years. The message: You can and should in fact time the market. So what's an investor to do? This series should serve as an introduction to or refresher on IBD's approach … [Read more...] about Are Apple, Stocks ‘A Random Walk’? No. Here’s Why Anyone Can Time The Stock Market Bottom
Lu Wang and Sarah Ponczek, Bloomberg Published 8:36 am, Thursday, April 5, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Michael Nagle. Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York on April 3, 2018. Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York on April 3, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Michael Nagle. Crash course in market timing shows cost of being wrong at tops 1 / 1 Back to Gallery It's the eternal debate. Stocks are teetering. Volatility's back. Do you ride it out, or take the money and run? The question is obvious, the answer is not. Like now. Is it the end? Facebook and Amazon are in free fall, the yield curve is flat and the Federal Reserve is bent on raising rates. But profits are rising, the economy's up and companies plan … [Read more...] about Crash course in market timing shows cost of being wrong at tops
Even if you don’t follow every gyration of the stock market (and I recommend that you don’t stay glued to your computer screen, watching every uptick and downtick), the recent volatility probably hasn’t escaped your attention.In late March, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, which tracks the 500 largest U.S. companies, moved more than 2 percent for three consecutive trading sessions. Movements of that magnitude grab the attention of financial TV channels and websites, which generate frightening headlines like, “Stocks continue to suffer as fear grows stronger” or, “Stocks crater amid trade war tensions, tech sell-off.”It can be difficult to stay calm while the market is taking your portfolio on a roller coaster ride. But remember: Volatility is a normal part of investing. For long-term investors — which should include anyone with a longtime horizon for retirement — reacting emotionally to volatile markets is often more … [Read more...] about How to protect your investments during times of volatility