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Category Archives: Case-Shiller

Global Stocks Slide, S&P Futures Tumble Below 50DMA As “Trump Trade” Collapses

Global stocks are lower across the board to start the week, as concerns about Trump’s administration to pull off a material tax reform plan finally emerge, pressuring S&P futures some 20 points lower this morning, following European and Asian shares lower, while crude oil prices fall unable to find support in this weekend’s OPEC meeting […]

With All Eyes On Trump Tonight, US Futures, Global Stocks Hug The Flatline

With traders focused on President Trump’s address to Congress tonight where he is expected to outline his economic priorities and provide plan details, European stocks are little changed for a second day and Asian stocks decline modestly as U.S. futures trade around the flatline. Oil declines, trading just under $54, while the dollar is little […]

Futures Fall On Rising Trump Uncertainty; Europe Stocks Rise As Euro-Area Inflation Surges

European bonds fell and stocks rose led by banks and retailers as surging inflation data prompted investors to switch into reflationary assets even as speculation about ECB tapering has returned. Asian stocks and US equity futures declined. The Yen and gold advanced after Trump’s firing of the U.S. acting attorney general added to concern over […]

US Home Prices Hit A Record High In October – What Happens Next?

US home prices have never been higher according to October’s Case-Shiller data – surpassing July 2006’s peak.   Home Price appreciation has been oddly stable for the last 30 months – hovering around 5% YoY according to Case-Shiller data…   The 5.1% YoY rise was slightly better than expected, but, with mortgage applications at Lehman […]

Global Stocks Pressured As Oil Slides On OPEC Deal Concerns; US Futures, Dollar Rise

European stocks were little changed and oil fell as investors assessed declining prospects for an OPEC deal and risks from Italy’s referendum. Asian stocks declined, while S&P futures pointed to a fractionally higher open, erasing 3 points from yesterday’s drop. Trader attention today – and tomorrow – will be focused on oil which retreated back […]

Marc Hanson: “Houses Have Never Been More Expensive To Buyers Who Need A Mortgage”

From Marc Hanson of M Hanson Advisors Houses have NEVER BEEN MORE EXPENSIVE to end-user, mortgage-needing shelter buyers. The recent rate surge crushed what little affordability remained in US housing. It now it requires 45% more income to buy the average-priced house than just four years ago, as incomes have not kept pace it goes […]

US Futures, Global Stocks, Metals Rise On Economic Confidence, Upbeat Earnings

European, Asian stocks and S&P futures are all up again in early trading, a repeat of the Monday session, buoyed by a generally upbeat corporate earnings season, rising economic confidence and signs of improvement in the world’s biggest economies.  The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index held near its highest level since March as fed fund futures […]

Global Stocks Jump On Mega Merger Monday, Buoyed By Earnings, PMIs, Politics

Global stocks jumped around the globe, with Europe’s Stoxx 600 and US equity futures rising more than 0.5% on a surge in merger announcements over the weekend including the $85 billion mega takeout of Time Warner by AT&T, the $6.4 billion acquisition of B/E Aerospace by Rockwell Collins, the $2.7 billion deal targeting Genworth by […]

City of Big Bubbles Chicago Shows Case Shiller Has A Problem

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Lee Adler / August 31, 2016 The flaws in the Case Shiller Index national data are bad enough. But Case Shiller’s worst features become most glaring in the metro market data. The problems start with using stale old public record data. The lag gets worse with the use of the 3 month average of sale prices from that […]

It’s All About This Friday’s Payrolls: Key Events In The Coming Week

After Friday’s Jackson Hole repricing of Fed hike expectations, which made it clear that the fate of a September (and perhaps December) rate hike is now in the hands of the August payrolls number, the main risk event of the week is therefore this Friday’s US NFPs for which consensus expects a reading of 180K, […]