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Housing optimism

While I am not particularly optimistic about house prices in the U.S. nationally over the medium term, a recent Washington Post article suggests that prices in the Maryland suburbs of DC are not suffering like other jurisdictions around the…

The TED Spread

Note: This post is from April 2008 but is updated from time to time to reflect charts of the current market conditions The TED spread is a common measure of fear and risk in the capital markets. Judging from where the TED spread is now…

Commercial Real Estate bust

The bubble built in residential housing is quickly moving to commercial real estate. It stands to reason that commercial real estate should suffer if residential real estate does. Yet, those same financiers who brought us the housing…

The dollar collapses

The dollar has suffered a spectacular collapse against the Euro, Swiss Franc, Gold and Silver as investors flee U.S. Assets in the wake of the spectacular collapse of one of Wall Street's largest companies, Bear Stearns. The Swiss Franc…

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