Mar 31 2012

Q1 of 2012 best quarter for stocks since 1998. First quarter stock market performance.

The stock market had one of its best quarters on record.  The first quarter of 2012 saw the best stock performance since 1998.  What would be considered solid gains for any year overall the stock market accomplished the gains over three months.  It is interesting to examine a parallel economy where housing is still performing […]

Mar 28 2012

Atlanta home values now back to 1998. The Atlanta housing market and high levels of foreclosure.

Atlanta is an odd housing bust location.  The Atlanta housing market never soared to the out of control levels of San Francisco or some of the Florida regional markets but Atlanta home values have been crushed since the peak that was reached in 2006.  Prices continue to move lower and lower.  The housing market is […]

Mar 26 2012

Pending home sales take a hit in February.

Pending home sales dipped in February according to data released by the National Association of Realtors.  The duality of the recovery is exposing a stock market with what appears to be healthy returns but underlying it all is a weak housing market.  Housing is a bigger component of wealth for Americans so seeing home sales […]

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