This week-long feature takes an in-depth look at the banking, financial and investment markets affecting local businesses, as well as San Diego’s community banks, credit unions and commercial lending institutions.

  • Equastone CEO named in top 20 global real estate professionals

    Equastone CEO Chad Carpenter, 42, was chosen as one of the "20 Rising Stars of Real Estate" by Institutional Investor News. The annual list recognizes the top 20 real estate professionals from all over the world deemed most likely to set the trends in the real estate industry globally.

  • Will the housing slowdown push the economy into a recession?

    A popular joke tells that economists have forecast nine out of the last five recessions. It seems that economists are always warning the general public of one risk or another that's supposed to undermine the health of the economy. Over the past few years, the risk most commonly cited by the more pessimistic members of the profession has been the housing market.

  • Behind a bear analyst's subprime call

    As the market for risky home loans was beginning to implode in February, Bear Stearns Cos. (NYSE: BSC) analyst Gyan Sinha hosted a conference call for 900 investors, telling them they had little to worry about. Unfortunately, there was a lot to worry about.

  • Can REITs tower again?

    Judging by the sharp selloff of real-estate investment trusts in recent weeks, it is clear that some investors feel the good times have come to an end for these stocks.

  • Wall Street conduits holding back: Opens doors for traditional lenders

    During the past 18 months, Wall Street loan originators generated unprecedented lending volume while taking a large portion of the market share from conventional lenders. However, with interest rates fluctuating as much as 75 basis points since January and tighter underwriting trends emerging in the commercial mortgage backed securities market, Wall Street conduit lenders have recently scaled back lending activity as the market evolves. Additionally, traditional lenders such as life insurance companies and agencies such as Freddie Mac are becoming more active.

  • Some smaller towns buck national housing slump, homes appreciate

    SALEM, Ore. -- Aside from being Oregon's capital city, Salem doesn't have much to boast about. Most downtown restaurants close by 7 p.m. and Lefty's -- the only cool bar in town, according to local college students -- is known for its karaoke fundraisers.

  • For first-time home buyers coming up a little short, here's one option: Share the wealth

    While most people want to own a home, young singles and couples often find it impossible to scratch together enough cash to make the purchase. More established folks, too, sometimes discover that the down payment for their dream house is just too big a nut to crack.

  • Commercial real-estate investment at high

    Strong cross-border acquisitions helped boost global investment in real estate to a record high in the first six months of this year, although investment growth in the second half is expected to slow.

  • Women more likely to face financial hardships in retirement

    It's a fact that women, on average, live longer than men, and living longer means the cost of retirement will be greater. However, living longer does not have to mean living poorer or even running out of money: a reverse mortgage may be structured to provide an income for life.

  • Trustee deeds continue to climb

    The number of homes in San Diego County that changed hands as a result of delinquent mortgages jumped in June by the greatest margin since January, according to county records released this week.

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  • Behind a bear analyst's subprime call

    As the market for risky home loans was beginning to implode in February, Bear Stearns Cos. (NYSE: BSC) analyst Gyan Sinha hosted a conference call for 900 investors, telling them they had little to worry about. Unfortunately, there was a lot to worry about.

  • Can REITs tower again?

    Judging by the sharp selloff of real-estate investment trusts in recent weeks, it is clear that some investors feel the good times have come to an end for these stocks.

  • Some smaller towns buck national housing slump, homes appreciate

    SALEM, Ore. -- Aside from being Oregon's capital city, Salem doesn't have much to boast about. Most downtown restaurants close by 7 p.m. and Lefty's -- the only cool bar in town, according to local college students -- is known for its karaoke fundraisers.

  • Commercial real-estate investment at high

    Strong cross-border acquisitions helped boost global investment in real estate to a record high in the first six months of this year, although investment growth in the second half is expected to slow.

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Banking, Finance, & Investing Week

This week-long feature takes an in-depth look at the banking, financial and investment markets affecting local businesses, as well as San Diego’s community banks, credit unions and commercial lending institutions.

Banking, Finance, & Investing Week

This week-long feature takes an in-depth look at the banking, financial and investment markets affecting local businesses, as well as San Diego’s community banks, credit unions and commercial lending institutions.

Banking, Finance, & Investing Week

This week-long feature takes an in-depth look at the banking, financial and investment markets affecting local businesses, as well as San Diego’s community banks, credit unions and commercial lending institutions.

Banking, Finance, & Investing Week - July 2006, Thursday

All week, The Daily Transcript will take a special look at banks, credit unions, lenders, financial advisors and investors.

Banking, Finance, & Investing Week - July 2006, Wednesday

All week, The Daily Transcript will take a special look at banks, credit unions, lenders, financial advisors and investors.

Banking, Finance, & Investing Week - July 2006, Tuesday

All week, The Daily Transcript will take a special look at banks, credit unions, lenders, financial advisors and investors.

Banking, Finance, & Investing Week - July 2006, Monday

All week, The Daily Transcript will take a special look at banks, credit unions, lenders, financial advisors and investors.

Banking, Finance, & Investing Week - 2005

All week long, The Daily Transcript will take a look at San Diego's community banks, credit unions and commercial lending institutions. We'll explore such finance topics as how to value your business and how to finance small businesses. Information on initial public offerings, available capital, and real estate and personal investing will also be featured.

Banking, Finance, & Investing Week - Friday, 2004

Throughout the week of Oct. 11, The Daily Transcript has been discussing how San Diego businesses are affected by banking, finance and investment markets. Today, Oct. 15, we culminate our week-long Banking, Finance & Investing feature with the Banking & Finance Quarterly Report.

Banking, Finance, & Investing Week - Thursday, 2004

Throughout the week of Oct. 11, The Daily Transcript will discuss how San Diego businesses are affected by banking, finance and investment markets. Today, Oct. 14, we will focus on investing.