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Fannie Mae is launching a pilot program to include on-time rent payments in credit reports.  Here's why it could be a game-changer for tenants.

Fannie Mae is launching a pilot program to include on-time rent payments in credit reports. Here’s why it could be a game-changer for tenants.

When tenants pay their rent on time, it does little to improve their credit rating, while landlords reap the benefits of better credit by making their mortgage payments. This unbalanced situation is beginning to evolve in favor of tenants. Fannie Mae FNMA, +0.47%, the government-backed mortgage giant, announced on Tuesday that it was launching a …

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The Federal Reserve misses a crucial turning point in its fight against inflation because it believes in bad data

The Federal Reserve misses a crucial turning point in its fight against inflation because it believes in bad data

The Federal Reserve cannot see the probable economic crash that is coming because it is always looking in the rear view mirror, where it sees nothing but high inflation. The danger arises because the consumer price index and the personal consumption expenditure price index – the two most important indicators of inflation – have a …

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Falling stocks and bonds jeopardize technology, the dollar and private equity

Falling stocks and bonds jeopardize technology, the dollar and private equity

Text size Japan had to step in to support the decline of the yen for the first time since 1998, even as it tries to keep interest rates low. Akio Ko/Bloomberg The world has been addicted to cheap money for years. Now we see what the withdrawal looks like. The lifting of interest rates from …

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Stocks crash and rates rise.  It's painful, but we're heading back to normal.

Stocks crash and rates rise. It’s painful, but we’re heading back to normal.

Stocks and bonds fall. Housing has weakened. And I haven’t heard a word about non-fungible cartoon monkey tokens in maybe three months. Strategists are now turning their attention to some truly bizarre assets – two I spoke with last week recommended buying long-dated Treasuries. One also said he favors stocks of companies that generate money, …

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These 20 S&P stocks slipped as much as 21.5% in another brutal week for the market

These 20 S&P stocks slipped as much as 21.5% in another brutal week for the market

Another tough week for US stocks ended with oil producer stocks falling and Ford Motor Co. falling on concerns about supply shortages. The S&P 500 SPX fell 1.7% on Friday for a 4.6% drop over the week as investors continued to worry about interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve to temper inflation. Among the …

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The Crypto Correction Shows the Market is Working

The Crypto Correction Shows the Market is Working

Text size Crypto regulation must address the real issues of money laundering, sanction evasion, terrorist financing and other criminal behavior, as well as the implications of this new technology for the traditional monopoly of nation states on monetary policy. The time of dreams About the authors: JAmil N. Jaffer is the founder and executive director …

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"She never explained anything": I am an elderly person and I lost $100,000 on the stock market this year.  Can I sue my financial advisor?

“She never explained anything”: I am an elderly person and I lost $100,000 on the stock market this year. Can I sue my financial advisor?

I am a senior citizen and I suffered significant losses in the range of $100,000 during the recent stock market turmoil. Can I sue my financial advisor? I understand the dynamics of the market in terms of its ups and downs, and I’ve weathered them before. However, it has been different with the market over …

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