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Reports & News

Gold price takes biggest one-day fall ever recorded: The price of gold bullion posted its biggest one-day decline on record, falling more than $125 an ounce on Monday. Many professional investors were caught off guard by the price collapse. The flight from gold took place in every corner of the global economy, including speculators, exchange-traded funds and owners of physical bullion in China and India. Read more...

Americans seek fewer home, car loans because of college debt: Young consumers, increasingly burdened by student debt, are reducing borrowing to buy houses and vehicles, according to a paper by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In the past, people with student debt were more likely to own a home than those without, but the trend has reversed. The same thing has happened with auto loans, as student debt crowds out other kinds of borrowing. Read more...

U.S. REIT property valuations return to 2007 levels, Green Street says: The valuations of U.S. properties in REIT portfolios have returned to 2007 levels, according to Green Street Advisors. It doesn’t foresee a drop in values due to low interest rates and economic growth. Read more...

Goode: Public, non-listed REIT valuations uncertain under new regulatory rules: >The public, non-listed REIT industry is facing some uncertainty over how to value shares and how those valuations will show up on customer account statements, says Jason Goode, partner with Alston & Bird. "FINRA in 2012 gave the industry some guidance about how they expected and wanted to see valuations of REIT shares on customer account statements," he said, "but because of some internal conversations at FINRA, they haven't finalized those rules and sent them to the SEC." Read more...

A good quarter for REITs: As REITs begin to report earnings, one analyst firm -- Imperial Capital -- is expecting good news. It predicts that "the majority of REITs will meet/beat earnings expectations." Read more...

Japanese interest in U.S. REITs prompts concern: Japanese investors are increasingly putting money in U.S. REITs. This is worrisome to some observers who fear the investment flows are not sustainable and are driving up valuations. Read more...

CommonWealth REIT adopts provisions to fend off takeover attempts: CommonWealth REIT has adopted board rules that will help it thwart unsolicited takeover attempts. The REIT recently turned down a $2.9 billion buyout offer from two shareholders. Read more...

Will multifamily REITs have to deal with a supply perception issue?: Analysts are worrying about what impact a perception of increased apartment supply could have on multifamily REIT performance. Supply of apartments is clearly going to spike as recent construction figures show. Read more...

REIT institutional rankings led by Vanguard, BlackRock: The number of REIT positions held by U.S. institutional investors at year-end 2012 posted an average 8.5% year-over-year increase, according to SNL. Vanguard and BlackRock were at the top of the institutional owners of REIT rankings. Read more...

Investors, bankers eye risky structured products again: Risky debt products, or structured financial products, are being marketed on Wall Street again. A number of these were in part responsible for the market crash of 2008, but many of their flaws are being forgiven in the era of low interest rates. Read more...