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Home Prices Healthy The S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index for October 2017 showed home prices moving higher by an impressive 6.2% year-over-year. That’s the highest rate of growth since June 2014. Price hikes should moderate and settle in the 5.0%-5.5% growth range. This forecast is based on several leading industry…

IPO market activity picked up in the fourth quarter. Overall in 4Q17, 68 companies (including blank check and closed-end funds) went public, double the amount in the same quarter a year earlier. In the background, corporate earnings grew for the fifth quarter in a row and appear poised to expand…