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Testy Tuesday: German Investor Confidence Crashes With the DAX

Phil Davis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

As noted yesterday, the DAX is in trouble. It's no surprise to us then that, this morning, Germany's ZEW Economic Sentiment Indicator fell more ...

Celebrities Lead Real Estate Investment Market

Toni Haber | Posted 07.20.2016 | New York
Toni Haber

Some of New York's most unique and luxurious real estate has been scooped up by celebrities, and with the spotlight always on, their real estate investments have become examples of market conditions.

REITs -- Benign, Benevolent Structures

Bradley T. Borden | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Bradley T. Borden

The biggest problem with REITs is that they flunk the "eye test"--they look bad to the lay observer. REITs hold only real estate assets, and they do not pay tax like regular corporations.

What You Should Know About REITs | Posted 05.14.2016 | Money

A REIT is any corporation, trust or association that acts as an investment agent specializing in real estate and real estate mortgages. It avoids most or all of their tax liabilities by deducting the dividend it pays to its owners.

MLPs and REITs Back in the Spotlight: Will Washington Finally Level the Playing Field?

Ron Pernick | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Ron Pernick

With hundreds of billions invested in conventional REITs and MLPs offering competitive returns, Washington should work in a bipartisan fashion to open up these investment structures as soon as possible.

Reset Equity-Risk Formula for Banks

Mark J. Perry and Robert Dell | Posted 10.01.2011 | Business
Mark J. Perry and Robert Dell

A century or more ago, banks were capitalized more like REITs are today, holding equity of at least 30 percent of assets.

The Great American Myth: A Home is a Waste of Money

James Altucher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Altucher

Home ownership has often been considered a critical component of the "American Dream," as an unwritten privilege living in America bestowed on its financially secure citizens.

Court Says No to $33 Million Tax Rebate for Wal-Mart

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

This phony money-shuffling is part of Wal-Mart's "hidden tax" on the rest of us who pay our taxes without the counsel of corporate tax accountants.