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Factoid of the Day Monday, March 30, 2015
The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) issued a report stating that, on an annual basis, the apartment industry contributes approximately $1.3 trillion in economic activity to the U.S. economy, according to REIT.com. That total includes $100 billion in construction spending, $190 billion in operating apartment communities and $1 trillion in resident spending. The NMHC noted that the number of apartment unit starts totaled 294,000 in 2013, but the number completed totaled just 186,000. The NMHC estimates that the U.S. needs 300,000 to 400,000 new apartment units per year just to keep pace with demand. The number of new apartment unit starts totaled just 97,000 in 2009, the lowest level since the NMHC began compiling the data in the 1960s.
 
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Investment Grade Multi-Asset Inc Long-Term, 16 3/31/2015
Cloud Computing, 12 4/1/2015
Core 3 Qualified Closed-End Allocation, 9 4/1/2015
Municipal Income Opportunities Closed-End, 30 4/1/2015
Tactical Alpha, 4 4/1/2015
Technology Select, 56 4/1/2015
Core Three Closed-End Allocation, 20 4/2/2015
Covered Call Select Closed-End, 49 4/2/2015
Senior Loan & Limited Duration Closed-End, 57 4/2/2015
Senior Loan & Ltd Duration Opportunities Closed-End, 35 4/2/2015
U.S. Equity Closed-End, 16 4/2/2015
Dividend & Income Select Closed-End, 49 4/6/2015
Equity Income Select, 44 4/6/2015
New Jersey Municipal Income Select Closed-End, 40 4/6/2015
Strategic Income Select Closed-End, 22 4/6/2015
Interest Rate Hedge & ETF, 8 4/7/2015
Municipal Advantage Closed-End and ETF, 28 4/7/2015
California Municipal Income Select Closed-End, 41 4/8/2015
Deep Value Dividend, 6 4/8/2015
Dividend Growth, 9 4/8/2015
Global Bond Income Closed-End, 17 4/8/2015
Richard Bernstein TS Merger & Acquisition, 2015-1 4/8/2015
Senior Loan & Limited Duration Plus Closed-End, 98 4/8/2015
Defensive Equity, 32 4/10/2015
Dividend Strength, 27 4/10/2015
Dow® Target 10, April 2015 4/10/2015
Dow® Target 5, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Dow® Target Dividend, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
European Target High Quality Dividend, 5 4/10/2015
Global Target 15, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Income Allocation Closed-End, 2nd Qtr 20015 4/10/2015
MLP Closed-End Fund and Energy, 44 4/10/2015
S&P Target 24, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
S&P Target SMid 60, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Tactical Income, 36 4/10/2015
Target Diversified Dividend, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Target Dividend Multi-Strategy, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Target Double Play, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Target Focus Four, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Target Global Dividend Leaders, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Target Growth, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Target Triad, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Target VIP, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Value Line® Target 25, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
60/40 Strategic Allocation, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/14/2015
75/25 Strategic Allocation, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/14/2015
Diversified Fixed Income ETF, 22 4/14/2015
Cybersecurity, 1 4/15/2015
Global Dividend, 42 4/15/2015
First Trust ETF Allocation, 12 4/16/2015
Global Equity Income Closed-End, 42 4/17/2015
Investment Grade Select Closed-End, 53 4/17/2015
Nasdaq® Dividend Achievers 25, 4 4/17/2015
Natural Gas, 24 4/20/2015
Select DSIP, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/21/2015
Tax Exempt Municipal Income Intermediate, 16 4/21/2015
Dorsey Wright Relative Strength Top 50, 18 4/22/2015
MLP Closed-End, 5 4/24/2015
Tax-Advantaged Municipal Closed-End, 43 4/24/2015
Alternative Income, 12 4/27/2015
Balanced Income, 48 4/27/2015
Limited Duration Fixed Income ETF, 10 4/28/2015
Inflation Hedge Opportunity, 25 4/29/2015
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