No Sign Yet of a Housing Bottom

David Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the Index Committee at Standard and Poor’s, discusses the latest S&P/Case Shiller home-price index, which showed price declines continued to worsen in May:


Home Prices In May Took A Steep Fall
WSJ, July 30, 2008

Category: Real Estate, Video

What Vintage Was That?

Category: Credit, Derivatives

Another Wild Ride On Wall Street

Category: Markets, Short Selling, Trading

Actual Merrill CDO Sale: 5.47% on the Dollar

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Mathematics, Valuation

Quote of the Day: Michael Belkin

Category: Markets, Technical Analysis, Trading

Record Low for Annual Declines for Case Shiller Index

Category: Real Estate

Rinse. Lather. Repeat.

Category: Corporate Management, Derivatives, Earnings, Valuation

Merrill’s $5.7B Write-Down, $8.5B Share Issuance

Category: Corporate Management, Credit, Derivatives, Earnings, Valuation

What Housing Market Turnaround?

U.S. stocks fell and the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost more than 200 points for the second time in three days after the International Monetary Fund said there is no end in sight to the housing slump.

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U.S. Stocks Tumble Led by Banks on IMF’s Housing Outlook:
Bloomberg, July 28 2008

Category: Economy, Employment, Real Estate, Video

Mortgage Rescue Plan

Category: Credit, Real Estate