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Q2 GDP: Investment

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Q2 GDP: Investment

First, the BEA released revisions of GDP data from 2014 through Q1 2017.  In general, GDP was revised up slightly, although residential investment was revised down a little.  Not a significant change. The first graph below shows the contribution to GDP from residential investment, equipment and software, and nonresidential structures (3 quarter trailing average)....
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Office Vacancy Rate and Office Investment

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Office Vacancy Rate and Office Investment

Last week Reis reported the office vacancy rate was unchanged at 16.0% in Q2, from 16.0% in Q1. A key question is whether office investment will increase further (as a percent of GDP). The following graph shows the office vacancy rate and office investment as a percent of GDP. Note: Office investment also includes...
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Q3 GDP: Investment

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Q3 GDP: Investment

The graph below shows the contribution to GDP from residential investment, equipment and software, and nonresidential structures (3 quarter trailing average). This is important to follow because residential investment tends to lead the economy, equipment and software is generally coincident, and nonresidential structure investment trails the economy. In the graph, red is residential, green...
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Q4 GDP: Investment

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Q4 GDP: Investment

The graph below shows the contribution to GDP from residential investment, equipment and software, and nonresidential structures (3 quarter trailing average). This is important to follow because residential investment tends to lead the economy, equipment and software is generally coincident, and nonresidential structure investment trails the economy. In the graph, red is residential, green...
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Q2 GDP: Investment Contributions

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Q2 GDP: Investment Contributions

Private investment rebounded in Q2.   Residential investment increased at a 7.5% annual rate in Q2, equipment investment increased at a 7.0% annual rate, and investment in non-residential structures increased at a 5.3% annual rate.  The following graph shows the contribution to GDP from residential investment, equipment and software, and nonresidential structures (3 quarter trailing...
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Thoughts on Residential Investment Recovery

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Thoughts on Residential Investment Recovery

A few thoughts looking out a few years … • Residential investment (RI) is the best leading indicator for the economy. This isn’t perfect – nothing is – but RI is usually a strong leading indicator for the business cycle. The slump in RI helped me call the 2007 recession correctly, and the lack...
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American Capital Mortgage Investment seeks to raise $500 million in IPO

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American Capital Mortgage Investment seeks to raise $500 million in IPO

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. filed for an initial public offering this week to raise up to 0 million in common stock. The Bethesda, Md.-based company plans to invest in and manage a leveraged portfolio of agency mortgage investment, nonagency mortgage investments and other mortgage-related investments, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing....
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Mortgage Cadence Taps Investment Partner

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Mortgage Cadence Taps Investment Partner

Loss mitigation technology, lending solution and document services provider Mortgage Cadence is partnering with an investor to help fund the expansion of its product offerings. The company tapped Monitor Clipper Partners to provide an undisclosed amount of capital as a strategic partner. "The driving force behind Monitor Clipper Partners' decision to invest in Mortgage...
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Real Estate Investing: Is House Flipping A Profitable Investment Strategy?

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Real Estate Investing: Is House Flipping A Profitable Investment Strategy?

Ok, who flipped the house? Image by glencharnoch An exhibit at the Centre of Education and Promotion of the Region, in the village of Szymbark in Poland, the upside-down house was created by Daniel Czapiewski, president of wooden house manufacturing firm Danmar. The upside-down house is supposed to be an allegory of the former...
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For a real estate investment LLC, do I need to have a business license as well?

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www.lodmell.com The nation’s #1 asset protection attorney Douglass Lodmell, JD, LL.M. goes into detail about a specific strategy you can use to handle property that has gone into a negative equity position . This is a nuts and bolts talk set in Doug’s “Garage Series”. Protect your assets with the leading asset protection law...
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