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Comments on: Bits Bucket for February 26, 2012



Examining the home price boom and its effect on owners, lenders, regulators, real estate agents and the economy as a whole.



Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:32:40 +0000

 



By: Cantankerous Intellectual Bomb Thrower©

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 07:43:28 +0000

What happens next in the global economy? Hint to dummies: Oil price spikes often prove to be the harbingers of recessions. And you can bet that when it happens, many will be shocked and dump their stock holdings on the news.



By: Cantankerous Intellectual Bomb Thrower©

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 07:40:27 +0000

Feb. 27, 2012, 1:00 a.m. EST Asia stocks mixed, with Hong Kong, Tokyo gaining By Virginia Harrison, MarketWatch SYDNEY (MarketWatch) — Asia stocks traded mixed on Monday, with Japanese exporters helped by a weaker yen and Hong Kong also gaining, but with sentiment bruised by fears high oil prices would hurt the global economic recovery. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HK:HSI -1.40%) added 0.3%, while the Shanghai Composite (CN:000001 +0.31%) surged 1%, and Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average (JP:NIK -0.14%) edged up 0.1%. But South Korea’s Kospi (KR:0100 -1.42%) lost 1.6%, and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index (AU:XJO -0.92%) finished down 0.9%. “Momentum is slowing down — there is some caution in the air as the market refocuses attention on higher oil prices,” said Tom Kaan, director of equity sales at Louis Capital Markets in Hong Kong. ...



By: Happy2bHeard

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 06:25:45 +0000

"phenomenal growth it has witnessed over the past couple of years" Sounds like a bubble.



By: Happy2bHeard

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 06:16:25 +0000

"One reason for the difference in credit scores is that the states lowest on the list also have relatively high poverty rates." So poverty and poor credit are correlated. Who knew?



By: alpha-sloth

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 05:31:42 +0000

Got a link?



By: Bill in Los Angeles

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 05:23:55 +0000

However studies show modern liberals as retarded versus classic liberals.



By: alpha-sloth

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 03:32:27 +0000

I don't mock them. I pity them their fear-driven psyches. And I try to point them in the right direction: towards reason, and freedom from instinctive fear of the other, and nudge them along evolution's trail- upon which they are dawdling- as gently as I can. That's what makes me a liberal.



By: Blue Skye

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 03:07:24 +0000

Those labels do not parade well in political garb. I do nkow that one can be conservative in approach to life and liberal to one's fellows, yet the labels do not apply to the farcical political circus. Were you liberal yourself, you would not mock so strangers and condemn them on the slightest of disagreements, nor express vitriolic hatred and call it their speciality. JMO.



By: alpha-sloth

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 02:54:38 +0000

Why aren’t congressman facing corruption charges for these bribery schemes? The bribery scheme that is our campaign finance/lobbying system? Because corporations are people, and money = speech. So it's all perfectly legal.



By: Bill in Carolina

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 02:40:45 +0000

Um guys, your sarcasm detector may need to be adjusted.



By: oxide

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 02:38:25 +0000

Agree. However, it's a long way from "reducing" to "eliminating." I see no harm in reducing MID to some certain ceiling amount on primary homes only.



By: Bill in Carolina

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 02:35:02 +0000

:-)