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Vanguard investors kept their cool during stock-market turmoil

Today 05:10 GMT

According to the asset-managing giant, which has taken in massive inflows in recent years as investors flock to passive investment strategies, its clients kept their wits about them in the recent turmoil on Wall Street, which saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.08%  and the S&P 500 SPX, +0.04%  last week enter correction territory for the first time in about two years.

The founder of Vanguard, who has long advocated that investors take a simple approach to their portfolios by buying low-fee index funds and holding them for the very long term, seems to have taught his lesson well.

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Source: Common Domain

Eight cities on the verge of a housing bubble — and not one of them is in the U.S.

Sunday 14:30 GMT

UBS’s 2017 Global Real Estate Bubble Index lists the cities whose housing markets are at greatest risk of becoming bubbles that could eventually deflate, or worse.

In fact, none of the eight cities that rank as top bubble risks are in the U.S.:. No. 1 on the bubble-risk list is Toronto, where housing prices have risen 50% over the past five years. San Francisco’s score in the UBS index is pulled out of bubble territory by the city’s “strong economic fundamentals amid the astonishing boom of tech companies,” according to UBS.

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Source: Common Domain

Shake Shack: The Plot, Like a Concrete, Thickens

Saturday 17:16 GMT

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• Shake Shack (SHAK) directed investors toward flat-same store sales for the year, including December price increases, for example—and another slide in average unit volume and what it calls “Shack-level operating profit margins,” a nonstandard accounting shorthand. (The current storecount is at roughly 90 company-owned, and 70 licensed, shacks.)

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It’s time to invest in what is not hot

Saturday 13:36 GMT

He has appeared on CNBC and FOX News, and has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Forbes, Investors Business Daily and USA Today.

CNBC, Feb. 7. Here is one trade that probably presents less risk and more upside potential regardless of what the broader market does.

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Source: CBS News

Buying a house Mortgage rates are near a 4-year peak

Saturday 13:36 GMT

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose to 4.38 percent this week, up from 4.32 percent last week.

Bankrate's forecast calls for rates on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage to climb above 5 percent, then pull back to finish the year at 4.5 percent. "The first home I bought in the '80s was at double-digit interest rates," said Mark Hamrick, senior economic analyst at Bankrate.com.


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