Lehman: Its a Buyer’s Market for Houses

Lehman Housing Analyst Bruce Harting on the housing crisis: Its a Buyer’s Market.

Category: Real Estate, Video

The Economist on Wall Street

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Financial Press

New Aggregator: Real Clear Markets

Category: Markets, Web/Tech

Existing Home Sales, Non Seasonally Adjusted, Explained

A few other data points to note when considering the monthly changes (our earlier NAR Spin discussion): > 1) February 2009 was a leap year — the month had an extra day, and without that I sincerely doubt we would have seen any gain (I wonder how they adjusted for that). > 2) The Composite…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Real Estate

Record Declines in Home Prices Continue

Category: Data Analysis, Real Estate

How Counter-Productive is Realtor Association Spin?

One of themes we’ve looked at over the years is the spin that some trade groups put out on top of their data releases. Some Trade Associations, like the ATA tonnage index, or the Home Builders Index, simply put out the straight dope — an unvarnished, unblinking look at their industries, so their members can…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Financial Press, Real Estate

Fox Business Gunning for James Cramer

Category: Financial Press

Bailout Nation

Category: Corporate Management, Psychology, Taxes and Policy

JPM Deal: Buy Bear Stearns HQ, Get iBank (almost) Free!

Category: M&A

Bottom Callers Run Rampant

Category: Markets, Psychology, Trading