Tax receipts collapsed at an annual rate of 18% in October, which is far worse than I had feared based on our tracking of the daily data. At the same time, mortgage purchase applications collapsed last week, signaling the tailspin we expected as the first time home suckers panic subsided. The extension of this subsidy isn’t likely to help much.
In the end, the Treasury auctions didn’t perform as well as ballyhooed, just another case of the hype exceeding the reality. Par for the course in this economic house of mirrors. Click here to download complete report in pdf format (Professional Edition Subscribers). Try the Professional Edition risk free for thirty days. If, within that time, you don’t find the information useful, I will give you a full refund. It’s that simple. Click here for more information.