Tag Archive for Methodology

Housing Data: Shiller Unaware Bernankinflation Winning

There were two major housing data releases today. One of them is important. The other was a misleading misdirection play, that is leaving its creator clueless. Due to its peculiar and excessive smoothing methodology, the housing Case Chiller is always behind the curve. It uses a 3 month average of sale prices closed in the…

The Trouble With Case Shiller

The mainstream media wasted hours reporting on and analyzing the Case Shiller Housing Index today. Did even one pundit mention what’s wrong with the Case Shiller data? If Dow Jones used the methodology to report the Dow Industrials that Standard and Poors uses to construct the Case Shiller Index (CSI) the Dow would be reported…