Real Estate, Stock Market, Business and Economic U.S. Market Trends in 2018

At FAS CPA & Consultants we are committed to bring extra value to our current and prospective clients. This year, we are including a new feature in our blogs – quarterly reports to investigate, digest and present the economic, investment and real estate market trends in 2018. If you haven’t yet subscribed, now would be a… Please follow and like us:

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Tableau goes Hyper to keep up with customers’ data needs

SEATTLE — Tableau Software is revamping a core part of its technology to analyze data faster, a move intended to keep up with its customers’ increasing big-data needs. The Seattle company, which makes software to visualize analytics, is introducing its so-called Hyper engine in a software update Wednesday. The technology is designed to make the data-visualization… Please follow and like us:

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Bay Area home prices: yet another record high in November

Dashing wannabe home-buyers’ dreams yet again, the Bay Area’s jaw-dropping home prices soared still higher in November — setting a new record. The median price for Bay Area homes last month was $787,000 — up 1.5 percent from the month before, and up 12.6 percent from the same time last year, according to new data on… Please follow and like us:

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Understanding Economic Cycle

Understanding economic cycle and how they impact financial markets is a crucial skillset in managing an investment portfolio. But what does this really mean, and how can we implement it? The below article is designed to run you through how an economic cycle works, and applies our analysis and recommendations from our observations. More can be… Please follow and like us:

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Home Prices Boom 10 Years After Housing Crisis

New report reveals surprising data as prices return to bubble levels SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Home prices have returned to the boom levels of a decade ago — which foreshadowed the bursting of the real estate “bubble” and the onset of The Great Recession — but today’s housing market is starkly different,… Please follow and like us:

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J.C. Penney, having slashed prices on slow-moving merchandise, warns of poor results

DALLAS — J.C. Penney cut its outlook for full-year results on Friday saying it accelerated markdowns in the third quarter ended in October to move out slow-moving apparel, primarily in women’s, its largest department. The company said it now expects 2017 comparable store sales to be flat or down 1 percent versus its most recent guidance… Please follow and like us:

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Harley dealers find pre-owned a hit in Q2

New unit sales reported as ‘strong’ by 25 percent of dealers An online survey of Harley-Davidson dealerships in the U.S. and Canada revealed that 58 percent described their business performance in Q2 as “below plan.” Another 25 percent said they were “on plan,” with just 17 percent reporting “above plan.” Those were among the results compiled… Please follow and like us:

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Walgreens to grow by 1,932 stores with Rite Aid deal

CHICAGO — After years of trying, Walgreens Boots Alliance has received clearance from the Federal Trade Commission to expand its business through the purchase of 1,932 Rite Aid stores for $4.38 billion. The FTC had long resisted a deal between Walgreens and competitor Rite Aid, forcing the two to revise terms of a transaction several times… Please follow and like us:

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Crude Oil Price Inches Up to $49 As U.S. Drilling Declines

Crude oil price on Monday edged up to about $49 per barrel after fewer drilling rigs were added in the United States, thus easing concerns that surging shale supplies will undermine the efforts by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC to reduce the level of inventory in the oil market. While the Brent… Please follow and like us:

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Ford first quarter profits fall 35 percent

DETROIT — Ford’s first-quarter profits sank to $1.6 billion, a 35 percent drop compared to the same period a year ago, as higher costs for warranties, recalls and materials — not to mention falling industry sales in the U.S. — eroded profits. During the first quarter last year, the Dearborn, Mich., automaker earned a profit of… Please follow and like us:

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Perception RiskPerception Risk

A friend emailed me a Bloomberg article last week regarding the next “big short” in retail-backed mortgage securities. The article stated, “Wall Street speculators are zeroing in on the next U.S. credit crisis: the mall.” It was a good article and flowed as I expected. In effect, retailing is in trouble, malls are in trouble, so… Please follow and like us:

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