NY Fed Map Tool

Very cool new set of interactive maps, courtesy of the NY Federal Reserve Bank.

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Share of ARMs of overall mortgages


Share of ARMs resetting in 12 monthsShare_arm_resetting_12_mos


One small suggestion: The differentials should be clearer. Perhaps if the ranges were more distinct?

Interactive Maps

Reserve System announces the availability of maps and data illustrating
subprime and alt-A loan mortgage conditions across the United States

NY Federal Reserve Bank April 1, 2008

Category: Credit, Federal Reserve, Real Estate

Housing slump comes to the Hamptons

Category: Economy, Finance, Real Estate

Inflation Pinch

Category: Financial Press, Inflation, Psychology

Internet Hoax Gooses Stock Market

Category: Financial Press, Markets, Short Selling, Trading

Google: Search One Day Into The Future

Category: Technology, Web/Tech

Hank Paulson’s Cognitive Dissonance

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Psychology, Taxes and Policy

FT: John Authers on Q1 Earnings

Authers notes (like us) there is still way too much optimism on Earnings growth; Even ex-financials, expectations are for double digit  gains:

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Short View
FT, March 27, 2008

Category: Earnings, Markets, Video

Uh-Oh: Cars/Vacations/Flat Panels Not Tax Deductible

Category: Economy, Employment, Real Estate, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income

Wall Street Trader

Category: Psychology, Trading

Barron’s “Truthiness” Instead of Truth

Category: Media