Articles From: Societe Generale names new chairman to Fannie CEO: Low-down-payment mortgages 'can be safely made'


2015/1/19
By Ruth Bender PARIS --
Sign-up for Societe Generale names new chairman investment picks
2014/12/24
By Ruth Bender PARIS--Cement companies Holcim Ltd.
Sign-up for Holcim, Lafarge Name Top Management of Future Merged Company investment picks
2014/12/11
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. retail sales in November grew the fastest in eight months as shoppers snapped up everything from cars to clothing, according to government data released Thursday.
Sign-up for UPDATE: Retail sales grow the most in eight months investment picks
2014/12/31
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)-- Cutting down-payment requirements and helping owners to quickly build home equity with cheap loans are a couple of ways that the mortgage industry is looking to boost the housing market in 2015.
Sign-up for How mortgage lenders could boost home buying in 2015 investment picks
2015/1/12
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch Texas markets make up 16% of total U.S. home-construction plans WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Crashing oil prices will hurt housing demand in key Texas markets this year, shaving profits for national builders, according to a Monday analyst note.
Sign-up for Oil crash may whack earnings of top U.S. home builders in Texas investment picks
2014/11/25
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch Year-over-year home prices rose 4.9% -- its slowest pace of growth in two years WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. home prices were just about unchanged in September, as annual growth cooled to the slowest year-over-year pace in two years, moving the market closer to sustainable gains, according to data released Tuesday.
Sign-up for UPDATE: Annual home-price growth slowest in two years investment picks
2014/11/26
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Sales of new single-family homes ticked up in October to the fastest pace in five months, as the market continued to slowly grow, according to government data released Wednesday.
Sign-up for New-home sales in October edge up to five-month high investment picks
2014/11/17
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- A "House Is Not a Credit Card," an op-ed in The New York Times reminded readers last week, suggesting that refinancing rules in the U.S. are too loose and borrowers may be setting themselves up for financial trouble.
Sign-up for Why cash-out refinancing, which is on the rise, has its place investment picks
2014/11/20
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)--Mortgage-finance giant Fannie Mae cut its outlook Thursday for home-loan rates in 2015, but cheap monthly payments may do little to bump up residential sales, experts said.
Sign-up for Fannie cuts mortgage-rate outlook, but home buyers may not bite investment picks
2014/11/25
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Bank earnings rose over the past year, as revenue posted the largest annual gain since the end of 2009, and charge-offs from bad loans dropped to a seven-year low, according to data released Tuesday.
Sign-up for Bank revenue ramps up, charge-offs drop investment picks
2014/11/25
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Bank earnings rose over the past year, as revenue posted the largest annual gain since the end of 2009, and charge-offs from bad loans dropped to a seven-year low, according to data released Tuesday.
Sign-up for UPDATE: Bank revenue ramps up, charge-offs drop investment picks
2014/11/25
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch Year-over-year home prices rose 4.9% -- its slowest pace of growth in two years WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. home prices were just about unchanged in September, as annual growth cooled to the slowest year-over-year pace in two years, moving the market closer to sustainable gains, according to data released Tuesday.
Sign-up for Annual home-price growth slowest in two years investment picks
2014/11/3
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- With Republicans expected to strengthen their position in Washington this election, the party has an opportunity to advance its agenda for a key economic sector: the housing market.
Sign-up for Why Republicans won't enact housing-finance reform investment picks
2014/11/7
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Sales of previously-owned homes next year are set to hit the fastest pace since 2006, as jobs, wages and the broader economy pick up, the National Association of Realtors forecast Friday.
Sign-up for Home sales heading to fastest pace since 2006 investment picks
2014/11/13
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch 10 analysts say it's a buy, 10 say it's a sell WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Analysts aren't sure what to make of D.R. Horton, America's No.
Sign-up for Analysts don't know what to make of D.R. Horton investment picks
2014/11/20
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Home sales in October rose to the fastest pace in a year, helped by cheaper mortgages and growing inventories, according to data released Thursday.
Sign-up for Home sales strongest in a year on low rates, rising inventories investment picks
2014/11/19
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- A decline in construction started on apartments led to a slower pace of home building last month, according to government data released Wednesday.
Sign-up for UPDATE: Housing starts slip in October as apartment construction slows investment picks
2014/11/19
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- A tumble in construction started on apartments led to a slower pace of home building last month, according to government data released Wednesday.
Sign-up for UPDATE: Housing starts slip in October as apartment building slides investment picks
2014/11/19
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- A tumble in construction started on apartments led to slower pace of home building last month, according to government data released Wednesday.
Sign-up for Housing starts slip in October as apartment building slides investment picks
2014/11/18
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- A gauge of confidence among home builders rebounded this month, led by more optimism over present and upcoming sales of single-family homes, according to data released Tuesday.
Sign-up for Home-builder confidence rebounds, near nine-year high investment picks
2014/12/11
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. retail sales in November grew the fastest in eight months as shoppers snapped up everything from cars to clothing, according to government data released Thursday.
Sign-up for Retail sales posts strongest growth in eight months investment picks
2014/12/5
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Here's some good employment news for one of the recession's hardest hit groups: The jobless rate for construction workers is getting closer to pre-meltdown levels, according to government data released Friday.
Sign-up for Construction unemployment moving closer to pre-meltdown rates investment picks
2014/12/11
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. retail sales in November grew the fastest in eight months as shoppers snapped up everything from cars to clothing, according to government data released Thursday.
Sign-up for UPDATE: Retail sales grows the most in eight months investment picks
2015/1/21
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The pace of construction started on new U.S. homes rose last month to cap the strongest year in seven, according to government data released Wednesday.
Sign-up for UPDATE: Housing starts rise to highest annual tally in seven years investment picks
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The financial chief of home improvement behemoth Home Depot on Tuesday said she is "very encouraged" by recent progress by regulators on mortgage availability.
Sign-up for UPDATE: Home Depot CFO 'very encouraged' by regulators' mortgage-reform work investment picks
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)--Low-down-payment mortgages "can be safely and responsibly made," the chief executive of federally controlled housing-finance giant Fannie Mae said Thursday.
Sign-up for UPDATE: Fannie CEO: Low-down-payment mortgages 'can be safely made' investment picks
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- A Thursday speech by President Obama about the housing market may move the shares of federally controlled mortgage-finance giants like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, analysts said.
Sign-up for UPDATE: Obama's speech on housing could move shares of Fannie, Freddie investment picks
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Long-term mortgage rates have reached their lowest level in more than a year, giving families an opportunity to secure cheap home loans, according to data released Thursday.
Sign-up for UPDATE: Long-term mortgage rates hit lowest level since May 2013 investment picks
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Long-term mortgage rates have reached their lowest level in more than a year, giving families an opportunity to secure cheap home loans, according to data released Thursday.
Sign-up for Long-term mortgage rates hit lowest level since May 2013 investment picks
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Low-down-payment mortgages "can be safely and responsibly made," the chief executive of federally controlled housing-finance giant Fannie Mae said Thursday.
Sign-up for Fannie CEO: Low-down-payment mortgages 'can be safely made' investment picks
Go Premium!
Exclusive Premium Member Benefits
Get the best thinking of 150+ disciplined
objective, experienced analysts-dedicated to
specific industries and securities.
+2,500 Analyst Reports
Wide Moat Screener for Stocks
Medalist Screener for Funds
Premium Portfolio Manager with X-Ray & Monitor
Premium eNewsletters
Morningstar Basic Benefits (All)
Sign up now - No charge for the first 14 days
Articles From: Societe Generale names new chairman to Fannie CEO: Low-down-payment mortgages 'can be safely made'
Name |  Ticker |  Star Rating |  Market Cap |  Stock Type |  Sector |  Industry Star Rating |  Investment Style |  Total Assets |  Category |  Top Holdings |  Top Sectors |  Symbol |  Title Star Rating |  Category |  Total Assets |  Top Holdings |  Top Sectors |  Symbol |  Name Topic |  Sector |  Key Indicators |  User Interest |  Market Cap |  Industry Name |  Ticker |  Star Rating |  Market Cap |  Stock Type |  Sector |  Industry Star Rating |  Investment Style |  Total Assets |  Category |  Top Holdings |  Top Sectors |  Symbol / Ticker |  Title Star Rating |  Category |  Total Assets |  Symbol / Ticker |  Name Title |  Date |  Author |  Collection |  Popularity |  Interest Title |  Date |  Company |  Symbol |  Interest |  Popularity Title |  Date |  Company |  Symbol |  Interest |  Popularity Topic |  Sector |  Key Indicators |  User Interest |  Market Cap |  Industry Name |  Ticker |  Popularity |  Our Choices |  Most Recent