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Hype or Hush: The Pros and Cons of Going Public

Posted On May 13, 2015 | by Kristine Walczak

Building on the momentum from 2013, the 2014 IPO market produced 244 IPOs, the highest annual figure since 2000 and almost one-third higher than the annual average of 186 IPOs recorded between 2004 and 2007—the last period […]

Experts Offer ‘Mixed Signals’ on U.S. Housing Market

Posted On January 28, 2015 | by AllenCaron

The outlook for the spring housing market is anyone’s guess, based on recent conflicting reports on housing starts, housing sales and testimony from market experts. “Mixed signals” was how CNBC real estate reporter Diana Olick characterized the […]

      The housing starts headlines were positive, but there were more troubling messages between the lines, for investors in small cap home builders. For instance, “Home-Building Rebounds from Steep Summer Drop” was the headline in […]

Small Caps ‘Lead the Market Up, Lead the Market Down’

Posted On September 29, 2014 | by AllenCaron

The old market adage goes something like “small caps lead the market up and small caps lead the market down.” If that old saying rings true, the market is headed downward despite the growing strength of the […]

U.S. Automobile Sales Keep on Truckin’

Posted On September 5, 2014 | by AllenCaron

If U.S. automobile sales are a bellwether for the overall economy, we are on a roll. August automobile sales totals came out this week and they were spectacular—“the highest level for an August in 11 years,” according […]

According to a recent story by NBC News,  home sales are off to a ‘sluggish’ start this year, and predicted to be even slower with the months to come. One of the reasons for this are young […]

Photo courtesy johnsonteamrealestate.com Home sales seem to be slipping after a spring rebound and experts point to two reasons: rising prices and interest rates. June sales, while near a three-and-a-half-year high, fell 1.2 percent in June from […]

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