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  • Initial Jobless Claims: -5K to 457K vs. 455K consensus. Continuing claims +12K to 4,579,000.  [View news story]
    Nothing gets better???.....seems pretty extreme...remember this is a process not either /or
    Mar 18 09:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims: -5K to 457K vs. 455K consensus. Continuing claims +12K to 4,579,000.  [View news story]
    Understood. I guess the question is... Is water coming into the glass or
    is it leaving???
    Mar 18 09:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims: -5K to 457K vs. 455K consensus. Continuing claims +12K to 4,579,000.  [View news story]
    Based on the data..U3 will go down..U6 will go down...and California
    which has been a major laggard will slowly recover....
    Mar 18 09:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • CBO's latest cost estimate for TARP: $109B. Of that, $36B stems from AIG (AIG), and another $34B comes from auto-industry aid. CBO's guestimate is $18B lower that OMB's $127B, mainly because of differing estimates regarding AIG, and the cost of the Home Affordable Modification Program.  [View news story]
    Cost of Tarp = 1 year in Iraq....
    Mar 18 09:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims: -5K to 457K vs. 455K consensus. Continuing claims +12K to 4,579,000.  [View news story]
    52 week moving average of nonseasonally adjusted jobless claims
    better (.91 correlation to U3 unemployment rate)

    52 moving average of nonseasonally adjusted continuing claims
    better ( .90 correlation to over 15 week unemployed)

    52 week moving average of nonseasonally adjusted jobless claims
    in California Better...

    better,,,,better..bett...
    Mar 18 08:42 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thoughts on the Economic Blogosphere [View article]
    BIngo....
    Mar 18 08:23 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The New Foreclosure Trend [View article]
    The securitization of mortgages has made dealing with this foreclosure issue a real headache....the securities are trading where they should be but unwinding these monstrosities is almost impossible....
    Mar 17 12:28 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Housing Needs SCUBA Gear [View article]
    Good...what i sent you was the 3rd qtr report....
    Mar 17 11:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Housing Needs SCUBA Gear [View article]
    Thank you...yes it appears to be a bit of mess...
    here is the 4th qtr Core Logic Neagtive Equity report...you probably have it...
    www.docstoc.com/docs/2...

    If somehow you can get a hold of the 3rd qtr it shows for the over
    25% negative equity crowd the average property value is around 200,000 with an outstanding average mortgage amount of 300,000
    Mar 17 11:24 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Housing Needs SCUBA Gear [View article]
    i am putting my money on you over Meredith now....a year and a half ago it would have been the other way around...she needs to start learning some different tunes....
    Mar 17 11:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Housing Needs SCUBA Gear [View article]
    Core Logic provides a wealth of info with regard to the "negative equity" problem specifically the 3rd quarter report which showed
    the price differential in each positive of ngagtive equity class. The big question is who owns these really problematic loans ( negative equity
    of 25% or greater). I still can't find out who lent in Nevada and Arizona
    specifically. I suspect a lot of these loans were securitized which means markdowns have occurred but unwinding is almost impossible
    to provide relief to the borrower. Thoughts???
    Mar 17 10:41 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is America Losing Interest in the Stock Market? [View article]
    Where are you making 8% in bond funds going forward???
    Mar 17 08:53 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is America Losing Interest in the Stock Market? [View article]
    Love it...."the most annoying person on Seeking Alpha"....please
    check my stats....
    Mar 17 08:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.K. joblessness data surprises, with unemployment claims of -32.3K in February vs. an expected +6K. January's +23.5K is revised down to a much more mild +5.3K, ending concerns about January's large increase. The pound is up 0.5% against the dollar.  [View news story]
    No double dip in Europe???
    Mar 17 06:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Scary Housing Statistics Dampen Hope for Near-Term Recovery [View article]
    A flat market for two years is a victory....
    Mar 17 05:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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