Thursday, April 22, 2010

Property Market News

Is John Paulson Watching the Kudlow Report? - CNBC
BBC NewsIs John Paulson Watching the Kudlow Report?CNBCNow, what is less well known is that Paulson has now turned rather bullish on the US housing market and the overall economy. In a conference call with ...Paulson & Co. turns bullish on housing, economyMarketWatchWall Street heavyweight John Paulson under SEC glare in Goldman caseWashington PostPersonal About Politics: Goldman Sachs Golden Image Suddenly Tarnished.Gather.comUSA Today -The Business Insiderall 1,467 news articles » read more

Housing Bubble Crackdown Sparks Market Turbulence and Frantic Trading on New ... -
Housing Bubble Crackdown Sparks Market Turbulence and Frantic Trading on New ...ChinaStakes.comIn particular, Zhejiang speculators, some of whom are moving money from their housing market positions to the futures market, are trying to find a new quick ...China's Stocks Fall on Possible Tax Trial; Vanke, Banks DropBusinessWeekProperty and banks lead stocks lowerShanghai DailyChina Property Stocks Decline on Possible Tax TrialBusinessWeekall 55 news articles » read more

The Regions the Housing Market Recovery Might Leave Behind - The Washington Independent
The Regions the Housing Market Recovery Might Leave BehindThe Washington IndependentBut The Associated Press story injects a note of caution: Still, some housing market experts predict the market will take a dramatic “double-dip” once the ... read more

Lack Of Conviction Evolves Into "Complete Absence"
Posted To: MBS Commentary4.5's UNCHANGED at 100-07+ 10yr Note UNCHANGED at 3.801 Stocks moderately better, but futures ticking up noticeably on Apple earnings. Does it change the outlook for tomorrow? Maybe... Caveats to follow... Today was pretty brutal in that "sideways" kind of way where the charts don't really say much. In fact, they just say "NO TREND." (by the way the treasury chart has yesterday's highest yield the same as today's lowest yield, yet close to close, yields were unchanged) With bond markets not telling us really anything at all, and with no data on the calendar save for weekly MBA applications, how reliable of an indicator will the stock lever be? And what's going on over there with Apples big "beat" after the bell (meaning their earnings topped...(read more)Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. read more

Anything New in Warehouse Lending?; Long Term Locks and RESPA; DO/DU Version 8.1 Release Notes; Earnings News
Posted To: Pipeline PressWe had to have the garage door repaired. The Sears repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a "large enough" motor on the opener. I told him that we had the largest one Sears made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower. He shook his head and said, "You need a 1/4 horsepower." I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4. He said, "No it's not. Four is larger than two." Fortunately this fellow is probably not calculating earnings. (I think he's actually my stock broker...) Goldman announced its 1 st quarter earnings today . Earnings rose 91% in the quarter, to $3.46 billion, up from $1.81 billion in the same period last year, while revenues increased 36 percent to $12.78 billion, up from $9.42 billion in the quarter a year ago. The bank's...(read more)Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. read more

FHA Issues Final Rule on Lender Approval Process; No Guarantee Tax Credit Loans Close By June 30; Several Investor Updates
Posted To: Pipeline PressFormer Democratic presidential candidate John "I am not the father" Edwards has reportedly bought a home for his former mistress. Imagine if Tiger Woods started doing that. You could jump-start the housing market! The housing market is "hanging in there", at least based on applications taken last week. Mortgage applications in the U.S. rose by the most in seven weeks , up 13.6%, which analysts attributed to the approaching end of the homebuyer tax credit. The MBAA's index of purchases climbed 10.1%, and refinancing shot up 15.8%, the first gain since the end of February. The earnings train continues to roll . SunTrust reported a much smaller first-quarter net loss and beat analysts' expectations as its loan problems showed early signs of stabilizing. Its net loss...(read more)Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. read more

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Latest Business News 18.04

Sharp jump in Singapore exports
Singapore reports a sharp rise in exports as shipments of electronic goods to the rest of Asia jump sharply.

£50m hardship fund for PMS savers
The NI Executive agrees a £50m hardship fund for people who lost their savings in the collapsed Presbyterian Mutual Society.

Geithner surprised at pace of economic growth
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the economy is growing faster than the Obama administration expected.

Obama: I'll veto bill without derivatives curbs
President Barack vowed Friday to veto a financial overhaul bill that doesn't regulate the eclectic derivatives market, even as Senate Republicans lined up en mass against it.

Fears volcano chaos will push into mid-week
The cascade of cancellations continued Sunday as an Icelandic volcano poured out dust clouds four miles high, snarling international travel and stranding tens of thousands of passengers at airports across the world.

Volcanic ash cloud causes flight chaos
Volcanic ash from Iceland snarled air traffic across Europe for a second straight day Friday, causing the cancellation of thousands of flights, according to the intergovernmental body that manages European air travel.

UK Airspace Ban Extended To 1pm Sunday
A restriction on flights in and out of the UK has been extended until at least 1pm Sunday due to the volcano ash cloud drifting from Iceland.

More Toyota Recalls Over Spare Tyre Hazard
Toyota is recalling 870,000 Sienna minivans sold in America and Canada because their spare tyres could drop off into the road.

Toyota recalling 600000 Sienna minivans - Detroit Free Press
CTV.caToyota recalling 600000 Sienna minivansDetroit Free PressWASHINGTON -- Toyota said Friday that it was recalling 600000 Sienna minivans to inspect for rust in the cable that holds the spare tire, adding to the more than 6 million vehicles already under recall by the automaker this year. ...Toyota Announces Another RecallWLNSToyota Recalls 600000 Sienna MinivansMiamiHerald.comToyota recalls 600000 Sienna minivansThe Associated PressAutotropolis -Today's TMJ4 -BBC Newsall 1,151 news articles » read more

Geithner Confident on Financial Overhaul Vote - Wall Street Journal
ReutersGeithner Confident on Financial Overhaul VoteWall Street JournalWASHINGTON — US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Sunday expressed confidence that Congress would approve a controversial financial-overhaul package, but a top Republican lawmaker's reiteration of GOP concerns underscored the ...Geithner Sees Financial Overhaul Passing With Republican VotesBusinessWeekGeithner says economy growing faster than expectedThe Aurora SentinelGeithner: Obama taking steps to shrink deficitThe Associated PressPolitico -Daily Caller -Montreal Gazetteall 730 news articles » read more

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Twitter Ad Platform

Twitter Inc., the social-networking service whose users post about 50 million short messages a day, will start running advertising to generate sales from marketers eager to reach its audience.

The blogging site, founded in 2006, will carry “promoted tweets” from advertisers including Best Buy Inc. and Starbucks Inc., according to a blog post from the company today. At the outset, the ads will appear at the top of search pages.

Twitter's strategy is a canny one. It has made its application programming interface widely available to the developer community, who have fallen over themselves to jump on the Twitter bandwagon. Indeed, much of Twitter's success stems from the ecosystem created by these software writers: they have made it possible to automatically shorten web addresses in a tweet to make it easier to stick to the 140 character limit;

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they have streamlined the process of sharing photos through the microblogging site; they've made it easy for people to manage and keep track of multiple Twitter accounts through their desktop or mobile phone; and have made it possible to search Twitter for trending topics, create and share lists of interesting Twitter users, and even get instant answers to questions.

Stone stressed that "there is not a single 'ad' in our Promoted Tweets platform that isn't already an organic part of Twitter. This is distinct from both traditional search advertising and more recent social advertising."

"This announcement is a long time coming and we're thrilled to finally be able to share it with you," Stone concluded. "As this project matures, there will be more to talk about."