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Equity REITs fall 3.2% in May

by Loretta Clodfelter | Jun 2, 2023

Equity REITs fell 3.2 percent in May, according to the FTSE Nareit Equity REITs Index, which excludes timber, infrastructure and mortgage REITs.

Job gains of 339,000 in May exceed expectations

by Loretta Clodfelter | Jun 2, 2023

The U.S. economy added 339,000 jobs in May — considerably more than forecast — and the unemployment rate ticked up to 3.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The high price of parking cash

by Mike Consol | Jun 1, 2023

Parking your fixed-income assets in cash may seem like a safe choice in today’s volatile investing environment, but it’s actually a risky proposition. Here are three reasons why sitting on the sidelines can be a dangerous game.

Office market sees greater emphasis on flexibility

by Loretta Clodfelter | May 31, 2023

Flexibility is the name of the game for the office sector in the post-pandemic era. The hybrid work model — employees dividing their time between home and office — has come to dominate the market, and flexible office solutions are stepping in to support greater flexibility in where employees work.

U.S. GDP growth revised up to 1.3% in Q1

by Loretta Clodfelter | May 30, 2023

First-quarter 2023 GDP growth has been revised upward to an annual rate of 1.3 percent, according to the second estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. This is 0.2 percentage points higher than the advance estimate of first-quarter GDP growth released in April.

Senior housing occupancy levels rise in April

by Kali Persall | May 24, 2023

The senior housing all-occupancy rate increased to 83.5 percent in the April reporting period, up 0.3 percentage points (pps) from March and up 5.7 pps from the 77.8 percent low recorded in June 2021.
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