zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 03/02/2015 10:36
As noted last week, the aggregate amount of loans for new and used cars will in short order eclipse the $1 trillion mark, joining total student debt in full-on bubble mode. Better still, early delinquencies on auto loans are now sitting back at their 2008 highs (both […]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / February 26, 2015
China has long frustrated the hard-landing watchers – or any-landing watchers, for that matter – who’ve diligently put two and two together and rationally expected to be right. They see the supply glut in housing, after years of malinvestment. They see that unoccupied homes are […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 02/25/2015 16:53
While Crude Oil and Dr. Copper are often cited as economic indicators, as we noted previously, in factLumber prices are the most correlated with ISM and GDP of all industrial commodities (h/t @Not_Jim_Cramer). That is a problem. Lumber prices are tumbling – breaking to 18-month lows […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/24/2015 09:09
Home prices, according to Case-Shiller, rose 0.87% MoM in December (better than the expected 0.6% gain) for the biggest seasonally adjusted monthly gain since March, likely bringing the ‘housing recovery is back on track’ meme back into play (despite affordablity being a major driver of the slump […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / February 23, 2015
The latest Black Knight HPI report shows what I call the “Uneven Housing Recovery“.
Nationally, prices are up 4.5% from a year ago, and down 0.1% from last month. Variances are wide.
A few pictures will explain what I mean.
Biggest Movers This Month
doctorhousingbubble.com / February 22nd, 2015
Investors continue to be a big percentage of home sales although overall home sales are rather low. Big investors started pulling back from the housing market late in 2013 and steadily into 2014. But even as that trend continues, we find some states heavily dominated by investors. In more […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / Courtesy of Confounded Interest / February 19, 2015
Yesterday, I discussed the housing and mortgage “Nirvana” where mortgage purchase applications continues at the same stagnant pace at last year.
Let’s look at excess reserves of depository institutions and outstanding mortgage debt for 1-4 units family residences.
johngaltfla.com / by John Galt / February 18, 2015
While the Bubblevisions continue their unrelenting used car tactics to convince grandma and grandpa that the $0.70 per share biotech stock is where their retirements should be, the selective propaganda from the various entities which provide financial news have agreed with the US government to use […]
libertyblitzkrieg.com / Michael Krieger / Feb 17, 2015
Across Singapore, the property market was booming. Interest rates were low, prompting buyers to take on more debt. Confidence was high. Banks built regional headquarters in Singapore and jobs were created. Singapore’s skyline changed drastically. A new financial district rose and Marina Bay […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Anthony B. Sanders, Courtesy of Confounded Interest • February 17, 2015
China is slowing as exemplified by their declining house prices, particularly in first tier cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen). Second tier cities (Tianjin, Chongqing, Chengdu, Wuhan, Xiamen) did not experience the magnitude of the housing bubble that the first tier […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 02/17/2015 13:30
Earlier today the NY Fed released its quarterly, household credit report which is really just an Equifax spreadsheet where the links are hard-coded. We know this because about 8 months ago, the NY Fed intern (since seasonally-adjusted into pink-slip territory), released a #Reffing! spreadsheet that didn’t […]
investmentresearchdynamics.com / by Dave Kranzler / February 17, 2015
Top 4 largest occupation sectors in the United States all in the low wage service sector paying $10 an hour or less…(MyBudget360.com)
I have been making this argument ad nauseum. But housing bubble bulls have not just rose-colored glasses on, but they are blind. From […]
investmentresearchdynamics.com / By David Kranzler / Feb 16, 2015
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I’ve updated a homebuilder report that I originally published in early December. The Company released its latest […]
shtfplan.com / Mac Slavo / February 16th, 2015
If you are caught driving while intoxicated and happen to be an American citizen then you’re going to be arrested, fined, and potentially jailed – and rightfully so, as by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs you are putting the lives of others in danger […]
srsroccoreport.com / February 11, 2015
As the global financial system continues to disintegrate under the weight of massive debt and hyper monetary printing, investors choose to purchase a great deal more silver than gold. While this trend continued to get stronger over the past several years, it hit a record high ratio in February.
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Anthony B. Sanders, Courtesy of Confounded Interest • February 9, 2015
The US residential mortgage market reminds me of something out of the Shakespeare play MacBeth.
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron assets bubble.
Housing is getting unaffordable again, in part thanks to The Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing programs. […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / by $hane Obata, Sober Look • February 9, 2015
1) Canada’s housing market is 63% overvalued relative to its historical average…
2) Home prices in Vancouver are more expensive than they are in Sydney, London, and New York…
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Lee Adler • February 6, 2015
The seasonally adjusted headline number for nonfarm payroll jobs added in January was 257,000. The consensus estimate of Wall Street conomists had been for a gain of 235,000. That beat of 22,000 was barely a rounding error on a total of 138.7 million jobs. The market […]
investmentresearchdynamics.com / David Kranzler / February 5, 2015
A couple readers have expressed fear over another round of QE having the affect of juicing the housing market even higher (or at least the homebuilder stocks). The fact is, QE1-3 didn’t directly create the housing bubble 2.0. The massive transfer of foreclosed, defaulted and distressed inventory […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Logan Mohtashami, Courtesy of Logan Mohtashami / February 2, 2015
2014 was unique but predictable in regard to mortgage demand for purchase applications. Looking back on the data now, it was down every single week of the year, year over year, and negative by double digits every week except for four weeks. […]