Commercial real estate was supposed to be the next ticking time bomb for the economy this year, but you wouldn't know it by investor behavior.
Stocks rose Monday, led by energy stocks as oil topped $82 a barrel. Boeing was the biggest gainer on the Dow. Financials were weak.
Stocks advanced Monday after a reported showed consumer spending ticked higher last month.
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While the Greek stock market is down 2.4 percent this morning, most of the rest of Europe is up fractionally. China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia markets are closed due to the Chinese New Year, while Brazil is in the middle of Carnival. Barclays rose 11 percent pre-open, as it reported profits nearly double that of 2008. And Simon Property Group made a $10 billion offer to buy all of General Growth Properties.
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Though it came as no surprise to investors, the collapse of General Growth Properties, the nation’s second-largest mall owner, has stirred new fears about a coming debacle in commercial real estate. The company, which owns 200 shopping centers encompassing 200 million square feet and 24,000 tenants, filed for bankruptcy protection last week.
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Stocks ended a rocky session higher Thursday as investors were encouraged by JPMorgan's results and techs rallied amid anticipation of better results from Google after the bell.
An early pop fizzled Thursday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic and earnings news. Banks were mixed as techs gained.
No doubt General Growth Properties' bankruptcy filing will have far-reaching implications for commercial real estate. The bankruptcy, which is said to be the largest real-estate failure in U.S. history, will further pressure already stressed property values for U.S. malls and mall mortgages and spark further consolidation.
Futures pointed to a higher open Thursday as investors shrugged off some dismal data points, choosing to focus on a drop in the headline jobless-claims number.
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