Home Prices Grew at Twice the Rate of Inflation in 2014 According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Data through December 2014 shows a slight uptick in home prices across the country. Nine cities reported monthly increases in prices. S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices ─ December 2014

National Credit Default Rate Acceleration Continues in January 2015 According to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices released the latest results for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. Data is through January 2015. S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices Press Release – February 2015

U.S. Weekly Economic Roundup: High Spirits

American consumers’ spirits are very strong. The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index rose 4.5 points in January to reach 98.1, the highest level since January 2004. Clearly, consumers feel increasingly confident about their economic prospects. This is good news since a more confident consumer is likely to spend more on big-ticket and discretionary items. […]

Home Price Gains Continue to Slow According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Data through November 2014 shows a continued slowdown in home prices nationwide, but with annual price increases in nine cities.  S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices ─ November 2014

Underwater Properties Decreasing as Equity Rises

RealtyTrac®  released today its U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the fourth quarter of 2014, showing that at the end of the year there were 7,052,570 U.S. residential properties seriously underwater — where the combined loan amount secured by the property is at least 25% higher than the property’s estimated market value — representing […]

National Credit Default Rates Continued Their Upward Trend in December 2014 According to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices released the latest results for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. Data is through December 2014. S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices Press Release – January 2015

S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index Pace Eases While Eight Cities Show Faster Gains

Data through October 2014, show that the pace of home prices across the country continues to decelerate although eight cities did see prices rise faster. S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices ─ October 2014

How Housing Looks at Year-End

The October 2014 S&P/Case-Shiller  Home Price Index will be released on Tuesday December 30th at 9 AM. Will  the pace of price gains continue to fade in the new year? Will the housing rebound end? Or will  prices surge again?   Check the figures on Tuesday morning for hints to 2015.

National Credit Default Rates Continue to Increase Marginally in November 2014 According to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices released the latest results for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. Data is through November 2014. S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices Press Release – December 2014

U.S. Weekly Economic Roundup: More Elves For Santa

Last week’s 321,000 payroll jobs gain continues a positive trend, as we have seen additions of 200,000 or more jobs for 10 straight months. The report gives the Fed what it needs to continue down the path of potentially raising the Federal funds rate in the middle of next year, the first such hike in […]

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