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BlackRock says the market is mispricing these key risks.  Here is his advice on stocks and bonds.

BlackRock says the market is mispricing these key risks. Here is his advice on stocks and bonds.

Wall Street is on a five-day losing streak. The decline, as measured by the S&P 500 SPX, 3.6% isn’t so great, but it seems hopelessly inevitable once the benchmark fails to hold above its 200-day moving average. The relapse of every rally in 2022 is recognition that equities’ relationship with central banks has changed. Once …

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German property market ripe for serious price correction, economists warn

German property market ripe for serious price correction, economists warn

The German property market has been remarkably strong over the past two decades, but faces a severe price correction over the next two years, some analysts say. Tim Graham/Contributor/Getty Images The German housing market has been remarkably strong for decades, but faces a severe price correction over the next two years, analysts say. Mortgage rates …

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Remittances are a key economic stabilizer

Remittances are a key economic stabilizer

Text size In 2022, remittances to low- and middle-income countries are expected to reach $626 billion. Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images About the Author: David Malpass is President of the World Bank Group. At a time when the world faces an extremely difficult outlook, remittances are a vital lifeline for households in developing countries, especially the poorest. …

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Home prices are expected to continue to rise next year: Here's where

Home sales could plunge in 2023. These cities could experience the biggest declines.

Home sellers should brace for a tough year ahead, with a real estate group predicting that property sales could fall in 2023 as more buyers are sidelined by rising mortgage rates and house prices out of reach. The number of homes sold will likely plunge 14.1% to 4.53 million homes, the lowest number of real …

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Home prices are expected to continue to rise next year: Here's where

Home prices are expected to continue to rise next year: Here’s where

Americans looking to buy a home next year can expect less competition, more home choices and the highest average mortgage rates in nearly two decades. Here’s what they can’t expect: a general drop in prices that would relieve buyers of overpriced homes. That’s the main takeaway from Realtor.com’s 2023 real estate forecast released Wednesday. The …

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“Most economists predict a recession in 2023”: I own a rental property.  Is it the right time to take out a bank loan and renovate or should I wait?

“Most economists predict a recession in 2023”: I own a rental property. Is it the right time to take out a bank loan and renovate or should I wait?

Dear MarketWatch, Along with a sibling, I own a 40+ bedroom rental property in the Caribbean, where we do weekly rentals. It is near the city center but needs repairs and renovations. Is it a good time to go to the bank for a renovation loan? We are also open to changing our business model. …

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Mortgage rates fall for the second week in a row |  CNN Business

Mortgage rates fall for the second week in a row | CNN Business

Mortgage rates fell again this week, after plunging nearly half a percentage point last week. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.58% in the week ending Nov. 23, down from 6.61% the previous week, according to Freddie Mac. A year ago, the 30-year fixed rate was 3.10%. Mortgage rates have risen for most of 2022, boosted …

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Mortgage rates fall for the second week in a row |  CNN Business

Mortgage rates fall for the second week in a row | CNN Business

Mortgage rates fell again this week, after plunging nearly half a percentage point last week. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.58% in the week ending Nov. 23, down from 6.61% the previous week, according to Freddie Mac. A year ago, the 30-year fixed rate was 3.10%. Mortgage rates have risen for most of 2022, boosted …

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