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CoreLogic: Negative equity props up home prices in toughest markets | HousingWire

“Negative equity is typically a demand-side obstacle to sales and refinances, but currently is also restricting the supply of homes for sale,” Khater said. In markets where more than half of borrowers are underwater, the average supply drops to 4.7 months, compared to 8.3 months in healthier areas. As a result of the restricted supply,…

Foreign Share of Treasury Auction Takedowns Back Near Low of 3 Year Downtrend

This is an update of the new permanent page on Treasury Auction Investor Class Allotments. That page will be updated regularly. Bookmark it for future reference. Treasury Auction Investor Class Allotments Dealers take the lion’s share of the Treasury auctions followed by foreign buyers, mostly central banks. Over the past year investment funds have caught up…

Businessweek’s “How Europe’s Contagion May Hit the U.S. Economy” Ignores its Benefits to US Economy

Businessweek argues that the European crisis is hurting the US economy. It ignores ignores the fact that European capital flight is driving US interest rates through the floor, and more importantly, directly funding US government deficit spending. Even a small reduction in that spending would result in a stall in the US economy. The US…