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In some ways, this is a boring time in insurance investing. A lot of companies seem cheap on a book and/or earnings basis, but they have a lot of capital to deploy as a group, so there aren’t a lot of opportunities to underwrite or invest wisely, at least in the US. Look for a moment at two victims of theFinancial Stability Oversight Council(FSOC) AIG and Metlife. I’ve argued before that the FSOC doesn’t know what it is doing with respect to insurers or asset managers. Financial crises come from short liabilities that can run financing illiquid assets. That’s not true with insurers or asset managers. [Related -Dawn of the iDow] Nonetheless AIG has Carl Icahn breathing down its neck, and AIG doesn’t want to break up the company. They will spin off their mortgage insurer, United Guaranty. but they won’t get a lot of help from that valuations of … Continue reading

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Your family, friends and, yes, neighbors are a little concerned: Your house has been on the market for quite some time and theyre beginning to wonder. Will it ever sell? SEE ALSO: 7 Features Home Buyers Want Most Youre beginning to wonder, too. So lets back up a bit: Did you and the real estate agent representing your property have a good heart-to-heart about the asking price? Did you look at recent sales and comparable listings in your neighbor (comps, in Realtor-speak)? Or did you balk at the figure the agent calculated for your home and wanted it higher? An unrealistic asking price is the obvious reason a home will linger on the market. Here are seven more reasons that might be less obvious, but they nonetheless could be keeping your house from attracting bids. Top Managed Healthcare Stocks To Buy Right Now: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT) Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and … Continue reading

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September SP500 is trading at 2162.75, up 0.50. September Nasdaq 100 is trading at 4665.00, up 11.75. September Russell 2000 is trading at 1213.10, up 6.00. September Dow Industrial futures are trading at 18396, down 24. Stock index futures are trading steady Tuesday afternoon ahead of Wednesday’s FOMC monetary policy statement. The U.S. Federal Reserve Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is scheduled to announce if there is any change to monetary policy and release a statement at 2:00 p.m. ET. Ahead of the Fed statement, the census bureau is scheduled to release durable goods orders at 8:30 a.m. ET and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) pending home sales are due out at 10:00 a.m. ET. Posted-In: stock index futuresFutures Markets © 2016 Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.   Related Articles 'The Premier Airline On The West Coast': Virgin America Approves Merger With Alaskan Airlines … Continue reading

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Stocks ended mixedthough let’s face it, little changedas investors continue to wrestle with a world that’s more dangerous than ever and stocks that insist on just the opposite. Bloomberg News The S&P 500 dipped 0.1% to 2,163.78 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 25.96 points, or 0.1%, to 18559.01, a new record high. The Nasdaq Composite declined 0.4% to 5036.37. For the Dow, it was the sixth record close in a row, the longest such streak since six days ended Dec. 26, 2013. The S&P 500′s 0.1% decline, meanwhile, was its largest drop since July 5that’s righttwo weeks ago. I guess it’s fair to say there hasn’t been much weakness recently? Rhino Trading Partners’ Michael Block explains why he’s preparing for a decline: What I have on my side is that things are getting a bit silly, in that suddenly everyone knows that the ten year note is … Continue reading

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Related Stocks Hitting 52-Week Lows Lands' End Q4 Earnings Conference Call: Full Transcript Notable earnings before Wednesday's open (Seeking Alpha) Related Earnings Scheduled For January 6, 2016 Morning Market Gainers Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (NYSE: KORS) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.15 billion. G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ: GIII) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $473.21 million. Top 5 India Companies To Own In Right Now: E*TRADE Financial Corporation(ETFC)   E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand name. It operates through two segments, Trading and Investing, and Balance Sheet Management. The Trading and Investing segment offers retail brokerage products and services, investor-focused banking products, and corporate services. The Balance Sheet Management segment manages asset allocation; loans … Continue reading