Category Archives: Bubble

Awesome Asian Take on American Economic Denial

Asia Times Online :: Asian news and current affairs – US housing bubble: Economy in denial Let it China Business Big Picture be Yahoo warning about advertising revenues; let it be Dell’s warning that its eternal rebate programs cannot push … Continue reading

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Bernanke & the Bubble

Everyone wants to know how new Fed Chief Bernanke will handle what his predecessor coined as the "housing bubble". Here’s one take: Centre Daily Times | 04/24/2006 | Goldilocks economy yields to Jekyll-Hyde. Another quarter-point rate hike at the Fed’s … Continue reading

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New Paper from Brookings Institution Points to Bubble Formula

Here’s an excellent story that covers a new paper being put forth to estimate whether there is a "bubble" in a particular market. Here’s the germ of the story, "Is there a bubble? Do the math": They concluded that not … Continue reading

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Iceland Bubble

If you’ve made a recent investment in Iceland, you may brace yourself for a grimace. With a population on a par with a midsize city and a gross domestic product of around $10.3 billion, or just below that of Rwanda, … Continue reading

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More Naysaying in Los Angeles: No Housing Bubble

So, yeah, either the LA portion of the bubble is just puffing for a louder poof or there ain’t no bubble as of Spring 2006. Housing Prices in L.A. Aren’t Letting Up – Los Angeles Times. If this is a … Continue reading

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Some homeowners struggle to keep up with adjustable rates – Yahoo! News

Here’s a window into the possible future of our variable housing bubble: Some homeowners struggle to keep up with adjustable rates – Yahoo! News. For 45 years, Robert and Lorraine Brown have lived in their ranch-style home in Florissant, Mo. … Continue reading

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Cautionary California Tale

Here’s a great personal story about people being caught when the bubble bursts. Link: MONEY Magazine: Real Estate: The state of the bubble – Jan. 19, 2006. NEW YORK (MONEY Magazine) – Rory Moore, semiretired and a self-described "dabbler" in … Continue reading

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Charlotte Observer | 01/14/2006 | 11,000 Dow cooling of housing, bonds = rebound for stocks

This is part of what Greenspan meant when he coined "housing froth". In a frothy world, bubbles form in one spot and burst in others. The housing market bubble popping is leading to a re-bubble on the stock market. Link: … Continue reading

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OverZellSupply

Here’s what Zell hs to say: Link: Latest Business News and Financial Information | Reuters.com. CHICAGO (Reuters) – The risk of a housing bubble in the U.S. market is highly localized as supply is still catching up with demand in … Continue reading

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Housing Bubble Lessons from our Friends in Shanghai

There’s an awful lot we can learn about how to spot a housing bubble from our friends in China. Link: A Home Boom Busts – Los Angeles Times. SHANGHAI — American homeowners wondering what follows a housing bubble can look … Continue reading

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