Here’s Why Meritage Homes (MTH) is a Great Momentum Stock to Buy

Momentum investing is all about the idea of following a stock’s recent trend, which can be in either direction. In the ‘long’ context, investors will essentially be “buying high, but hoping to sell even higher.” And for investors following this methodology, taking advantage of trends in a stock’s price is key; once a stock establishes a course, it is more than likely to continue moving in that direction. The goal is that once a stock heads down a fixed path, it will lead to timely and profitable trades.

While many investors like to look for momentum in stocks, this can be very tough to define. There is a lot of debate surrounding which metrics are the best to focus on and which are poor quality indicators of future performance. The Zacks Momentum Style Score, part of the Zacks Style Scores, helps address this issue for us.

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Great Falls Tribune office 38,000 square-foot building on River Drive up for sale

The Great Falls Tribune is listing its 38,000 square-foot building at 205 River Drive for sale.



a building that has a sign on a grassy field: The Great Falls Tribune office building at 205 River Drive is up for sale.


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The Great Falls Tribune office building at 205 River Drive is up for sale.

A real estate team from Gannett, the Tribune’s parent company, will handle the sale of the building just off the banks of the Missouri River near Broadwater Bay.

The Tribune’s newsroom and circulation staff will continue to be based in Great Falls.

With the shift of the printing operation to the Helena Independent Record, the Tribune will look to move into a leased space in Great Falls that is more accommodating to its current staff.

Stopping the presses: Remembering the rich history of printing Tribune in Great Falls

The Tribune moved into the River Drive location in 1979 after operating for more than 60 years in what is now the Cascade County Treasurer’s office at 2nd

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New home sales surge to highest level since before the Great Recession

The numbers: Sales of new single-family homes in August exceeded an annual rate of 1 million for the first time since 2006, as buyers were forced into the market for newly-constructed properties thanks to the dearth of home listings.

New home sales occurred at a seasonally-adjusted, annual rate of 1.011 million, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. That represents a 4.8% increase from an upwardly-revised pace of 965,000 homes in July. Compared with last year, new home sales are up 43%.

Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected home sales to drop to median pace of 900,000.

What happened: Not all parts of the country saw an uptick in sales despite the historically high rate nationally. New home sales fell 21.4% in the Midwest and 1.7% in the West. Comparatively, the South saw the biggest increase in sales with a 13.4% jump, while sales volumes rose by 5% in the Northeast.

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Public infrastructure, private property are at great risk

The economic impact of climate risk is frightening, and Florida is the canary in the coal mine. Climate risk has struck the state sooner and harder because of the one-two punch of geography and economy. Physical damages to Florida real estate will accelerate with the changing climate, and its subsequent financial impact could be even greater on the state’s economy.

Florida’s real-estate losses during storm surge from a 100‑year hurricane event would be $35 billion today. They are forecast to be $50 billion by 2050, according to a recent analysis conducted by KatRisk.

The First Street Foundation concluded that the devaluation of exposed homes could range from $10 billion to $30 billion in 2030 and $30 billion to $80 billion in 2050. Devaluation could be greater if climate hazards affect public infrastructure assets such as water, sewage and transportation systems, or if homeowners factor climate risk into their buying decisions.

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New home sales surge to highest level since before the Great Recession, as buyers are pushed into the new construction market

The numbers: Sales of new single-family homes in August exceeded an annual rate of 1 million for the first time since 2006, as buyers were forced into the market for newly-constructed properties thanks to the dearth of home listings.

New home sales occurred at a seasonally-adjusted, annual rate of 1.011 million, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. That represents a 4.8% increase from an upwardly-revised pace of 965,000 homes in July. Compared with last year, new home sales are up 43%.

Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected home sales to drop to median pace of 900,000.

What happened: Not all parts of the country saw an uptick in sales despite the historically high rate nationally. New home sales fell 21.4% in the Midwest and 1.7% in the West. Comparatively, the South saw the biggest increase in sales with a 13.4% jump, while sales volumes rose by 5% in the Northeast.

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Foreclosure Crisis Rivaling Great Recession Likely: St. Lous Fed

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Though a foreclosure crisis is on the horizon, experts say recent fiscal policy will prevent a full collapse of the financial system.

“It’s a slow-moving process,” Bill Emmons, an economist at the St. Louis Federal Reserve, said during a presentation on housing insecurity on Wednesday. “It definitely looks like there will be another major event, but hopefully not as bad as the foreclosure crisis associated with the Great Recession.”

This time around, however, the financial system won’t collapse, Emmons predicted, thanks to measures taken in recent months which provided liquidity to the market. The Fed announced in March it would buy back $200 billion in mortgage-backed securities, and has signaled that its benchmark rate will remain low through 2023, which will in turn keep mortgage rates low. Emmons said public health policies, on the other hand, have “fallen short.”

The actual level of distress is difficult to determine because

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Great Land Investments Offers Colorado Land for Sale – Press Release

Great Land Investments, a company based in Las Vegas, Nevada, has announced that they are offering Colorado land for sale at relatively low prices. They specialize in helping people own land in Colorado because they know that it is difficult to find affordable land in Colorado, and even harder to look for funding. The company, which is made up of Jason and Ysaac, has the goal of helping people acquire land at low cash prices, including owner-financing.

They want people to realize that vacant land is one the most misunderstood and overlooked potential investment in real estate. Most people assume that vacant land does not produce any income and it is just sitting there. What people don’t realize is that vacant land can offer significant cash flow and it is one of the best investments because of its versatility and the owner does not even have to do anything.

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