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Report Points to Double Dip in Housing

Posted by Larry Doyle on July 14th, 2010 2:01 PM |

While economists and analysts are aggressively debating whether our nation’s overall economy is poised for a double dip, one firm is not bashful in highlighting that our housing market specifically is beginning to slide down the slippery slope of a double dip. Thank you to our friends at 12th Street Capital for bringing this report to our attention.

Housing Wire, a leading financial website providing news on the mortgage market, highlights the following report, Economist Reports the Housing Market Double Dip Is Beginning:

Toronto-based Capital Economics, an independent macroeconomic research firm, said Tuesday that a double dip in the United States housing market is now materializing. (more…)

Let’s Revisit Europe: The Weakest Link

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 17th, 2009 5:15 AM |

I thank our loyal reader in Michigan, Mr. Fiscal Liberal, for sharing with us a piece written by Simon Johnson, the former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Mr. Johnson writes about the growing problems in Europe. I am hard pressed to see how the European situation, both in the East and West, can not end badly. There are too many economies that are effectively insolvent or on the brink of insolvency. I believe this is the region of the world which will experience increased economic strife leading to social unrest and political change. Can the problems in Europe be contained given the massively interconnected world of global finance? 

Thank you again FL for sharing this very enlightening piece from Simon Johnson!!   

G-20s Real Agenda Should be Saving Europe from Itself
By Simon Johnson
Last Updated: 10:28AM GMT 16 Mar 2009

The media coverage of the G20 finance ministers meeting this weekend was dominated by the apparent battle between those who support more fiscal stimulus and those who want to impose more regulations on the financial system.

This, we are led to believe, is the big debate facing the full G20 heads of government summit early next month: the US is pushing for a bigger global fiscal stimulus (2pc extra government spending from everyone, to be monitored by the IMF), while the continental Europeans are holding out for greater regulation. Gordon Brown is trying hard to cast himself as the broker for any apparent deal.   (more…)

When 12th Street Talks…

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 3rd, 2009 11:00 AM |

As I continue to develop the product at Sense on Cents, I will look to deliver a variety of angles and perspectives on the markets, the economy, and the world of global finance. On that note, my friends at 12th Street Capital are willing to allow me to share their insights into the mortgage market.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I have no professional relationship with 12th Street Capital. My brother, Kevin Doyle, works at 12th Street and is gracious enough to allow me to share this commentary with you, my readers. As we look to navigate the economic landscape, I thought this 12th Street piece may prove insightful. While there are some technical terms used in this piece, I do not want to edit and have it lose its integrity. Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!!

Enjoy….and thank you 12th Street!! (more…)






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