Tom Keene

Owning A Home Isn’t Necessarily Smart (part 2)

Case Shiller’s August report showed home prices across 20 major U.S. metro areas were up 0.2% since July, the fifth straight monthly ’20-City’ gain but it’s barely a gain. Prices are down 3.8% since August 2010, a slightly lower year-over-year loss from last month. Home prices are still down drastically from 2006 highs and now

Owning A Home Isn’t Necessarily Smart (part 2)

Case Shiller’s August report showed home prices across 20 major U.S. metro areas were up 0.2% since July, the fifth straight monthly ’20-City’ gain but it’s barely a gain. Prices are down 3.8% since August 2010, a slightly lower year-over-year loss from last month. Home prices are still down drastically from 2006 highs and now

Rates Up .5% More By Dec? Barclays Thinks So.

Barclays co-head of interest rate strategy Michael Pond says the 10yr note will rise to 2.70 or 2.75 by year-end, which he says is fair value if economic data supports no recession—Bloomberg video below. He made two passing remarks about rates not rising this much if bond prices “get another bump from Europe” but was