Archive for February, 2012

FDIC: Modest But Steady Banking Recovery

Better bank stats, but … earnings increases still result of lower loan loss provisions.

Two-Thirds of 4Q2011 GDP Growth Was Inventories

GDP second reading revised up. But still dubious.

Looking For Housing Deals? Then Look Beyond Case Shiller Price Data.

Info for home buyers/owners on how Case Shiller Home Price data is collected.

Buffett, Shiller, Ritholtz, McBride on Housing

Roundup of key housing commentary this week.

Consumers Not Putting Money Where Their Mouths Are

Stocks and rates flat ahead of Greek CDS decision and conflicting data: home prices, consumer confidence, chain store sales, durable goods

Home Price Chart, Table: Not Pretty

Here’s some graphics from today’s Case Shiller report.

Gas Pains

Oil price charts: one quarter, one year, five year.

Thinking Of A Master Plan

Cool bTunes to get your mind right.

ALERT: FHA Mortgage Insurance Fee Hikes April & June 2012

Most loans with less than 20% down are FHA loans these days. And they’re about to get more expensive.

Originations: Housing Recovery In One Index

Hot mortgage & housing links last few days…

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