Posts Tagged: Case Shiller

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Another Robert Shiller Brain Child Terminates Early

Back in July I wrote about a really clever investment vehicle for speculating on hedging home prices – the Macroshares Major Metro Housing shares. Created by Robert Shiller, one of the creators of the Case Shiller home price index, these shares allowed you to profit or lose based upon the value of their index. However,… Read more

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Housing Prices To Fall Another 25%?

In a CNBC interview today, banking analyst Meredith Whitney cautioned that home prices could drop another 25%. Her argument is based upon the fact that unemployment, currently at 10%, is now driving foreclosures and she doesn’t see it getting any better any time soon. Meredith Whitney is a force to be reckoned with because she… Read more

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Buying And Selling Houses On The Stock Exchange

As of last Tuesday there is a way to trade houses just like you would stocks – sort of. A company called MacroMarkets has created two instruments that allow people to take positions that bet on the price of houses going up or down in 10 markets that comprise the Case Shiller 10 City Composite… Read more

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The Truth About Chicago Area Housing Prices

Not many real estate brokers will tell you what I am about to tell you: Most of the data you’ve been fed about housing price changes is grossly misleading Housing is not the great investment that the NAR (National Association of Realtors) wants you to believe Let me give you some typical examples of the… Read more