Link: The Unemployment Crisis In Charts: The Latest Data
Today’s unemployment data, which showed that the U.S. economy shed 125,000 jobs in June, wasn’t pretty. And, not surprisingly, it was roundly trashed by the financial blogosphere — Ezra Klein called it “brutal”; Megan McArdle said it was “dismal.”
But beyond the headline figure of 125,000 lost jobs and an unemployment rate that dipped slightly to 9.5 percent are some even more discouraging signs. The following charts from blog stalwarts like Brad Delong and Calculated Risk suggest the underlying...
Link: How CEOs are Using Social Media for Real Results
Great Article on how corporations are using Social Media.
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It’s common to hear stories about marketing or recruiting departments using social media. But what about CEOs? Could having the ‘top dog’ of your organization engaged in social media be an asset to other corporate efforts?
Link: CMBS Delinquency Rate Jumps 40 Basis Points in May - Rate Now 8.42%
“Commentary: The delinquency rate for commercial real estate loans in CMBS continued to move higher in May as the monthly rate of increase has demonstrated remarkable consistency.For seven of the last eight months, the rate of increase in delinquencies has been between 37 and 49 basis points (after backing out the Stuyvesant Town impact in March). The only exception was February of this year when the delinquency rate nudged up only 22 basis points.” Please go to the above link to read the entire...
Link: 2010 Mid-Year State of the Retail Market Report
This is a great article from Jones Lang LaSalle on the retail sector. #commercial real estate “the days of extend and pretend are coming to a close.”
“currently, more than 700 billion in notes backed by retail properties are underwater, though a majority are still performing and current.”
Link: Follow The Money By Following The REITS « The Oakstone / LAX Morning Minute
This is a great article on REIT’s and rebound headed this way in Commercial Real Estate. Please read this article written by the Morning Minute.
Link: The Winner Is Industrial Real Estate
A great article from @izatoak , the President of The Oakstone Company
Here in Los Angeles, the home of award shows….Best Performing Real Estate Sector In The Recession… goes to…..envelope please….is Industrial Real Estate….yes we all have experienced rough waters…but we see some blue sky.. and we are all trying to keep a sense of humor as we view the Real Estate Markets. AMB Property Corp. research shows, following eight quarters of negative net absorption, national industrial availability reached a historic high of 13.9% at the end of the fourth...
Link: PIMCO - Investment Outlook Q1 2010 Bill Gross | May 2010
This is another great article from the Bond Wizard, Bill Gross. Worth the read. #real estate #investing
There’s a surfeit of instructionals on the secret to investing, ranging from Investing for Dummies to The Intelligent Investor. My bookshelves at home are full of them, and I’ve learned or at least absorbed something from many. Experience is a great teacher, but the foundation of civilization, and too investing, is also dependent upon the capsulization of the experiences of others and that is where...