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Australian mortgage lender RAMS Home Loans Group said on Tuesday it could be negatively impacted if current volatility in global debt markets continued, sending its shares down 20%.
It takes more than good credit to get a mortgage these days. Lenders across the country, stuck with piles of loans investors wouldn't buy, are jacking up rates and imposing stricter requirements on even the most creditworthy borrowers. And once again, to close a deal, home shoppers often have to put down their own money, prove what they say they earn, as well as show a track record for payment.
Private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts said in a regulatory filing that weak debt market conditions could cut into its investment returns, and confirmed it is the subject of a U.S. Department of Justice probe for anti-trust violations.
The subprime meltdown is spreading to other parts of the mortgage market. So-called jumbo loans--those above $417,000--are getting more expensive and difficult to get.
Stocks start the week on firmer ground after central bankers once again pumped cash into the markets, injecting confidence and liquidity. Stock markets around the globe gained, and U.S. stock futures are higher.
So much for an early week rally. Stocks plunged Thursday and remained vulnerable on Friday as worries about the subprime lending mess got the attention of central bankers and investors alike.
Wall Street is bracing for a sharply lower open as fears of a global liquidity crisis pound stock markets worldwide. Central banks around the globe stepped in to inject funds into the banking system and pump confidence back into markets, wary of the continued ripple effect of the U.S. subprime mortgage fallout.
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Financial stocks got hammered again on Thursday as renewed credit worries scared investors away from the sector. Housing stocks, however, showed surprising strength even with the growing problems in the subprime mortgage market.
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The revelation that a unit of French bank BNP Paribas temporarily suspended three of its funds injected new fear into the markets, driving global stock sharply lower and casting a fresh chill across credit markets. The market fallout from BNP has reignited market speculation that the Fed will move to cut rates sooner, rather than later.
Bear Stearns' embattled CEO, James Cayne, plans to travel to China in the next few weeks to seek a partnership--and possibly a much-needed capital infusion--from a Chinese firm, according to people with knowledge of the situation.
The Fed's comments yesterday calmed some of the credit angst in the markets and set the stage for a move higher in global equities. U.S. stocks are positioned to trade higher this morning, and Cisco's strong earnings news is adding some punch to the Nasdaq.
The Bernanke Fed is being put to its first big test as Fed watchers monitor its handling of the credit drama when it releases its statement at 2:15 p.m. The Fed's one day meeting is not expected to end with any adjustment in rates, but traders are hoping for a tweaking of the Fed statement with language that will soothe some of the anxiety about mortgage and credit markets.
The investment-grade corporate bond market has ground to a halt, making it difficult for companies to access capital and hard for investors to find a place to put their money to work.
American Home Mortgage Investment filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after a tumultuous week in the debt markets brought a once-thriving business to its knees.
Bears Stearns arranged a confernece call with Wall Street analysts last Friday to quell speculation that the firm was suffering from a liquidity crisis that threatened its existence, the company's CEO James Cayne said in an exclusive interview with CNBC.
Stocks are finding their feet on higher ground this morning as a positive tone embraces equities markets worldwide. Oil continues to back down from the new high struck earlier this week.
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U.S. stocks futures are slightly firmer ahead of the opening in a market still cranky about credit worries and pondering the Fed's next move. European stock markets are mixed after trading lower this morning, and Asian stocks were lower overnight.