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Case-Shiller Still Predicts Massive 45% Fall From Today’s Values

2009-11-24 MLImplode.com

The 10 major cities in the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index have risen 5% from their April low, but the index is still predicting a massive 45% fall from today’s values.

The index is still showing a current loss of 30% from the high in June 2006. Based upon a trend generated from the actual prices of 1987 to 1997, and generated forward in a linear projection, the index will fall a total of 62% before it reaches the trend norm.

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November 25, 2009 Posted by | Foreclosure, Lending, Real Estate, Stats | Leave a comment

Geithner Bond Wise Men Bury Warning as Options Rise

2009-11-16bloomberg.com

“The options market shows investors are growing increasingly wary that U.S. debt sales may push yields higher even as inflation remains in check.”

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November 20, 2009 Posted by | Banking, Foreclosure, Investments, Stats | Leave a comment

The New Flipping: Short Sales

2009-11-16heraldtribune.com

“The FBI recently added short sale flipping, dubbed “flopping” by some mortgage fraud experts, to its list of recognized real estate fraud.”

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November 20, 2009 Posted by | Banking, Foreclosure, Investments, Lending, Real Estate | Leave a comment

Investors strategize for Fed’s exit from MBS market

2009-11-16reuters.com

“Investors who reaped robust gains in U.S. mortgage-backed securities by piggy-backing on the Federal Reserve’s $1.25 trillion buying program are bracing for the end to the central bank’s support — and positioning themselves for a new round of profits as prices cheapen.”

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November 20, 2009 Posted by | Banking, Foreclosure, Investments, Lending, Real Estate, Stats | Leave a comment

Ambac Faces 99% Chance of Default as Deadline Looms, Swaps Show

2009-11-14 Bloomberg.com

Ambac Financial Group Inc.’s bond- insurance unit faces a 99 percent chance of default, credit derivatives show, as financial institutions brace for the second-largest bond insurer to file a capital update with regulators later today. ”

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November 20, 2009 Posted by | Banking, Foreclosure, Investments | Leave a comment

   

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