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  • Sun, Feb 23 2014
  • 10:46 PM » Housing Weakness: Temporary or Enduring?
    Published Sun, Feb 23 2014 10:46 PM by Calculated Risk Blog
    The recent data for housing has been weak, with new home sales and housing starts mostly moving sideways over the last year (with plenty of ups and downs, and I expect downward revisions to Q4 new home sales). Existing home sales have declined 14% from a peak of 5.38 million in July 2013 on a seasonally adjusted annual rate basis (SAAR), to just 4.62 million SAAR in January.
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    Source: Calculated Risk Blog
  • 10:35 PM » Transcripts show Federal Reserve's struggle to deal with 2008 financial crisis as it unfolded
    Published Sun, Feb 23 2014 10:35 PM by Washington Post
    The nation was nearly a year into the Great Recession before then-Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke accepted the magnitude of the country's economic distress. The financial system was rapidly unraveling in September 2008. Investment bank Lehman Brothers had collapsed, and the Fed was rescuing insurance giant AIG from the brink of insolvency with an $85 billion bailout. Wall Street was panicking, with stock markets falling more than 4 percent in a day. More than a million workers had lost their jobs. Read full article >>        
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  • 10:25 PM » Corporate Bond Spread Versus Treasuries Is Near Six-Year Low - Bloomberg
    Published Sun, Feb 23 2014 10:25 PM by Bloomberg
    Corporate Bond Spread Versus Treasuries Is Near Six-Year Low Bloomberg The extra yield corporate bonds offer versus Treasuries approached the narrowest level in six years on expectations the U.S. economy, the world's biggest, will pick up as winter ends. Bonds in an index of investment-grade company debt yielded 1.24  ...
  • 10:23 PM » Strapped? Don't treat your home like a cash cow
    Published Sun, Feb 23 2014 10:23 PM by CNBC
    Consumers still regard family homes as lucrative investment vehicles, but illiquidity and home-equity loans make other asset classes better bets.
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