Drilling into the Technicals & Valuation For TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) – Stock Talker

Taking a look at some historical volatility numbers on shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU), we can see that the 12 month volatility is presently 22.629900. The 6 month volatility is 19.716800, and the 3 month is spotted at 15.553700. Following volatility data can help measure how much the stock price has fluctuated over the specified time period. Although past volatility action may help project future stock volatility, it may also be vastly different when taking into account other factors that may be driving price action during the measured time period.

We can now take a quick look at some historical stock price index […] Read more

ExportLawBlog » Jury Award for $60 Million Entered Against Transunion over SDN List Reports

On June 20, a federal jury awarded a $60 million damage verdict against mammoth credit reporting agency Transunion arising from the company’s misuse of the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (the “SDN List”) on credit reports. The plaintiffs in that case where individuals who were not on the SDN List but whom Transunion identified as such, resulting in adverse credit decisions for these individuals.

The class action lawsuit was based on a number of related violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and a similar California statute. Among the violations at issue […] Read more

Renters don’t believe it’s a good time to buy, report says

by Joe Ward
June 30, 2017

America’s housing market might be notably stronger than it was when the recession hit nearly a decade ago, but not everyone is ready to jump back into buying. Despite wanting to purchase a house of their own one day, those who don’t own — particularly renters — are becoming increasingly discouraged about the process, according to a recent National Association of Realtors report.

While 70 percent of Americans believe now is a good time to purchase a home, renters aren’t necessarily on the same page — only 52 percent of the country’s renters believe it’s a good […] Read more

Ask Brianna: What are my financial must-do’s as a newlywed? | Business Journal

An occupational hazard of dispensing personal finance advice is that money matters are never far from my mind. At wedding ceremonies I wonder whether the couple has shared their credit reports yet or if they plan to use a joint checking account.

That’s because I know getting married is not just a major emotional step. It’s a financial one, too. Your goals and money management methods may change a lot once you’re hitched. And while divorce may be the last thing on your mind right now, you should learn about marital agreements and whether it makes sense to have one in […] Read more

FICO scores drop as finance sector continues tight lending measures

A new report by the Urban Institute revealed that median FICO scores dropped last April, but HousingWire reports that this trend did not make lenders budge on their strict standards.

According to the Institute, the average FICO score for agency originations dropped by a full 17 points in the nine-month period starting June 2016, from 742 to 725 in April this year.

Moreover, refinance organizations accounted for the majority of the drop, where FICO scores dropped 27 points […] Read more

The great promise of tiny houses – By Marina Schauffler – Rockland – Camden – Knox – Courier-Gazette

By Marina Schauffler | Jun 30, 2017

“Life started feeling very much like a double-edged sword – to be working so much to pay for a house we don’t own, are never at, and don’t have time to enjoy because all our time is spent working to pay for the place.” — Joshua Engberg and Shelley Engberg, “Tiny House Basics: Living the Good Life in Small Spaces”

Far too many Mainers struggle to meet housing expenses with work that does not pay a living wage. In Cumberland County, 61 percent of households cannot afford the median home price. That percentage climbs even […] Read more

Edgestream Partners L.P. Buys New Stake in Equifax, Inc. (EFX)

Edgestream Partners L.P. purchased a new stake in Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 6,740 shares of the credit services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $922,000.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of EFX. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in Equifax by 1,540.8% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,280,680 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $1,269,041,000 after buying an additional 8,715,062 shares during the period. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in […] Read more

Assembly project gets $53 million in bonds, moves into higher gear – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Assembly project gets $53 million in bonds, moves into higher gearAtlanta Business ChronicleFor example, are there enough buyers who aren’t saddled with student loan debt who can qualify for a mortgage? Some programs are trying to address the problem. The apartment market fundamentals may be shifting slightly in the favor of condo developers …

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How much you need to earn to afford the most expensive ZIP codes in US

Might be time to ask for a raise.Shutterstock/ramoneIf you call one of the most expensive US ZIP codes home, there’s one thing you can’t live without: a high salary.

Well, either that or lots and lots of cash.

With median home prices starting at just over $2 million, these ZIP codes are the definition of exclusive. Real estate listings site Property Shark used data from 2016 home sales to determine which ZIP codes in the US were most expensive for buyers. Only ZIP codes containing more than five sold properties were […] Read more