The Housing Market: To worry or not to worry?

Rhea Thomas |
Wilmington Wire
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August 8, 2018— Recent data have raised concerns about a slowdown in the housing market.  After a solid 2017, in which both existing and new home sales posted their strongest readings since 2006 and 2007, respectively, 2018 has been a lackluster year in comparison. Sales of existing homes in the housing market, which account for

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Taking Stock of Earnings

Meghan Shue |
Wilmington Wire
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August 7, 2018— Now that the S&P 500 earnings calendar has seen the second quarter come and go, most companies have reported results that reflect another stellar earnings season. More companies—over 80%—beat earnings in the second quarter than during any point since the mid ‘90s, when data started being tracked. On average, earnings beat analysts’ estimates by

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Playing a Game of Chicken With Tariffs

Robyn Bascelli |
Wilmington Wire
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August 3, 2018—There doesn’t seem to be a day where trade and tariffs are not at the top of your news—or Twitter— feed. Some tariffs have already been implemented, but the proposed list appears to be growing. Here is an overview of what has been implemented and proposed at this point. First major trade action

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