As the Fed's two-day meeting kicks off Tuesday, markets are more intrigued about who will take Ben Bernanke's seat than the Fed's policy statement.
Investors should be looking at how to hold on to gains from the first half of 2013, S&P Capital IQ Erin Gibbs says.
A group of investors, including Chinese real estate tycoon Zhang Xin, paid about $1 billion for a New York office building in the latest sign of a U.S. commercial real estate market recovery.
It's time to get out of retailer stocks, S&P Capital CIO Erin Gibbs says.
The Fed is expected to repeat its dovish message in the coming week, which could provide a safety net for the market amid a big wave of earnings and the April jobs report.
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The fundamental face of shopping malls is beginning to change; rather than just retail with a food court, malls are now becoming entertainment destinations.
One of the biggest upsides to the downturn in housing has been a surge in demand for apartments. That resulted in a strong rise in rents and a big drop in vacancies over the past few years, as investors rushed to build more supply. Now, just as that supply is about to come on line, demand appears to be weakening.