Category Archives: Froth

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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“Froth” Getting Some Etymological Play in the NYT

The New York Times has a fun story covering a number of breakout words and phrases for 2205. Our friend Froth made the list. Here is the original story and here is the froth excerpt: The soap opera that is … Continue reading

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The Sky is, in Fact, Falling

Here’s what happens when an editor tells a reporter, "Go Get Me a ‘The Economy is Going to be Bad’ Story!’" from the Lincoln Journal Star. Buy now, pay later: It’s been the mantra of American consumers for decades. The … Continue reading

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Hot & Cold Froth in Masachusetts

Here’s a story from Masachusetts that is representative of the mixed housing market. House Sales Slip Again; Condos Surge. Aug. 24–The Massachusetts real estate market is running hot and cold. The state’s condominium market continued its blistering, double-digit pace of … Continue reading

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Prices Still Rising, Sales Volume Slowing

More evidence on the froth parade from Bloomberg.com U.S. Economy: Home Resales Slow to 7.16 Million Rate (Update1) Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) — U.S. previously owned home sales slowed in July and the number of houses for sale rose to a … Continue reading

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Ironic Iconic Bubble Shirts

T-shirts are the new meme-makers. You can buy your own bubble shirt here. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Striking a chord with uneasy U.S. property investors, T-shirtHumor.com’s latest design — “Mr. Housing Bubble” — has become its best seller in less than … Continue reading

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Origins of Exhubrance and the Nature of Froth

The news cycle is driven by the utterances of the big wigs– the President, Chairmen of the Board, Supreme Court Justices, and so on. But all of those advised by and come in contact with dozens and hundreds of influencers. … Continue reading

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Froth at Home

Here’s a great story on how to tell if you live in a housing bubble: Do Try This at Home: Assess Your Area’s Real Estate Bubble. Do Try This at Home: Assess Your Area’s Real Estate Bubble New York TimesAugust … Continue reading

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Prices Frothy

New data has prices continuing a frothy climb. Link: The Sun News | 06/24/2005 | Existing-home sales drop slightly; prices set a record. WASHINGTON – Sales of existing homes slowed slightly in May but still came in at the second-highest … Continue reading

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The Chinese Take on Froth

Link: The Standard – US homes bubble warning – Markets Section. Rising short-term US interest rates may be good for the dollar, attracting foreign investment into US debt markets, but higher rates are expected to slow the red-hot US housing … Continue reading

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