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The "wind/water" forces of feng shui will shift with the Lunar New Year on Jan. 28. For property purchases and where to place yourself, that can only mean one direction.
Over the last 16 months Realogy's corporate officers bought nearly $1 million of the stock.
There is no pent-up consumer demand, and bond yields are headed south.
At the very least, we should expect a test of IYR's current support line around $76.60.
I spent a lot of time researching and thinking about what does and doesn't work for individual investors; here are my conclusions.
Compared to the markets 17 years ago, after the tech bubble burst, we are only now getting into the green.
REITs have outperformed just about every other asset class out there, with the exception of small-caps.
Indonesia posted the second-strongest stock gains in Asia last year, but comes into the next with religious tension.
Consumer confidence is up, but savings is down, which will curb first-time buyers' housing demand.
Shopping the trash bin can be profitable, but focus on those companies that have strong balance sheets.

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