Mortgage rates are still twice what they were a year ago, but home prices have been falling since June, and that’s finally making consumers feel better about what had been an overheated, highly competitive housing market. A monthly housing sentiment index from Fannie Mae showed sentiment improving from November toContinue Reading

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The current uncertain economy, coupled with rising inflation, is driving consumers to seek money-saving tactics, including cashback rewards, discounts, and online coupons. Economic pressures are driving the broad adoption of shopping rewards programs, which are “crossing the chasm” from coupon clippers andContinue Reading

Consumer cyclical stocks have witnessed a substantial price dip amid bearish consumer sentiment and contracting macroeconomic growth rates. However, consumer spending remains strong and could help fundamentally sound consumer cyclical companies ODP (ODP), Movado Group (MOV), and TravelCenters of America (TA) to perform well despite the economic turbulence. Thus, weContinue Reading

Warren Buffett says these are the best stocks to own when inflation spikes — with consumer prices at a 40-year high, it’s time to follow his lead Price levels continue to rise at a rate we haven’t seen in decades. In December, U.S. consumer prices surged 7% on a year-over-yearContinue Reading