Mortgage Rates Rise and Bank Shares Soar as the Yield Curve Comes to Life

Mortgage Rates Rise and Bank Shares Soar as the Yield Curve Comes to Life

Mortgage rates rose on Monday: The average 30-year mortgage rate is 3.77%, which equates to a $464.25 monthly payment per $100,000 borrowed, or $17.44 higher than the equivalent payment would have been a month ago. If you were to opt for a shorter term, the average 15-year mortgage rate is 2.98%, which equates to a → Read More

Ex-banker turned Hollywood producer could be Trump's Treasury secretary

Ex-banker turned Hollywood producer could be Trump's Treasury secretary

Steve Mnuchin in 90 seconds A leading choice to be Donald Trump’s Treasury secretary is a campaign fundraiser and ex-banker who profited from both the housing meltdown and Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scheme. Steven Mnuchin is literally a child of Wall Street. His father was a partner at Goldman Sachs, and so was he. He worked → Read More

To comply with San Francisco rules, Airbnb proposes new way to track hosts

To comply with San Francisco rules, Airbnb proposes new way to track hosts

5 stunning stats about Airbnb Airbnb is offering new solutions for San Francisco hosts to help it better track who’s renting out homes and for how long. Airbnb proposed a new mandatory system on Monday to register all hosts and track their rentals. The company would then share that information with the city. The rules, → Read More

CEO who voted for Trump expects construction boom

CEO who voted for Trump expects construction boom

What will President Trump mean for stocks? Will Donald Trump be able to lift the U.S. economy out of its funk? That remains to be seen. But one CEO who voted for Trump thinks he will be able to make America’s roads, bridges and highways great again. Bill Sandbrook, CEO of U.S. Concrete, a company → Read More

What you need to know about Steve Bannon, Trump's chief strategist

What you need to know about Steve Bannon, Trump's chief strategist

Steve Bannon tapped as Trump’s chief strategist After years operating on the far-right fringe of American politics, Steve Bannon will now be one of the most influential members of Donald Trump’s White House. Bannon was the executive chairman of Breitbart News before Trump hired him in August to run the campaign. The site has a → Read More

Is This Beer Distributor's Dividend at Risk?

Is This Beer Distributor's Dividend at Risk?

In the aftermath of the presidential election, the baby is being thrown out with the bathwater, as anything associated with Mexico is being sold off. Shares of beer, wine, and spirits distributor Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) have sold off by 8.5% since Donald Trump became president-elect on the belief that it will soon become more difficult → Read More

How Sunrun Inc Outperforms Residential Solar Rivals

How Sunrun Inc Outperforms Residential Solar Rivals

Another quarter is in the books for residential solar installers, and it wasn’t as bad as many investors had expected. Costs were down, helped by plunging solar panel prices and declining sales costs, and many companies are making the necessary transition to solar loans.  One interesting trend that continued was Sunrun Inc (NASDAQ:RUN) posting strong value → Read More

Apple Stock: Now Is the Time to Buy This Dividend Investment

Apple Stock: Now Is the Time to Buy This Dividend Investment

What if you could simultaneously tap into a meaningful dividend yield, dividend growth, and an undervalued stock all in a single investment? With Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock, this is what you get. Here’s why Apple is one of my favorite dividend investments, especially after the stock’s recent pullback. Solid dividend payments For any investor looking to → Read More

Trump win fuels 'violent reaction' in the bond market

Trump win fuels 'violent reaction' in the bond market

Here’s what we know about Trump’s economic plan Donald Trump’s promises to unleash massive infrastructure spending and gigantic tax cuts seem to be spooking the bond market. Lost in the post-election stock market euphoria is the fact that the bond market has suffered a dramatic wave of selling that is rare in recent history. Read More

Why Is Mechel PAO Stock Up a Red-Hot 19% Today?

Why Is Mechel PAO Stock Up a Red-Hot 19% Today?

What happened Shares of Russian steelmaker-cum-coalminer Mechel PAO (NYSE:MTL) shot up nearly 19% in early Monday trading before retracing ever so little. As of 11:30 a.m. EST, Mechel stock was still holding onto a respectable 17.6% gain. But why? So what Two possible answers suggest themselves. Firstly, there’s the 6-K filing that Mechel made with the → Read More

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