Many are waiting for Amazon to announce the location of HQ2, their new second headquarters. The thinking is that the “winning” city will see home prices soar in anticipation of the need to house thousands of new employees. While there’s been lots of buzz about what Amazon might do, there’s … Read More
The Wall Street Journal had an article Tuesday morning (see link) titled “Mortgage Break Faces Irrelevancy” which outlined possible impacts from proposed tax changes. The author (Laura Kusisto) quoted several sources each of whom suggested that, under the current proposal, fewer taxpayers would be able to take advantage … Read More
Quotes on CME Case Shiller home price index futures are higher across the board after this morning’s release of the November Case Shiller #’s.
Using the Nov ’17 contract (X17) as a proxy, mid market prices are up from 0.4 (in LAV and MIA) to 1.2 (BOS) and 1.7 (NYM). … Read More
I mentioned earlier on my LinkedIn Group (CME Case Shiller home price futures) that I’ll be speaking this week at Babson College about these contracts. Between that, it being Patriot’s Day (a holiday in Boston when they run the Boston Marathon, among other things), and my desire to post a … Read More
CME markets have been mostly quiet this morning as Case Shiller numbers came out generally in line toward CME quotes for the Aug ’15 contract. The two exceptions seem to have been in the BOS and SDG contracts where Nov ’15 contract prices have dropped sharply (as shown in the … Read More
The complacency of prices in the CME contracts got a mild shock yesterday with the June release of the April Case Shiller indices. Prior to Tuesday there had been no trades in June (that I was aware of) and very few meaningful price changes. That changed when the S&P announcement … Read More
The last day of trading for the Nov 2013 contract is Monday. (Recall that the Case Shiller indices will be released on Tuesday and that the Nov 2013 contract will settle on those numbers.) With only a few days to go I thought that I’d tweak quotes and post a … Read More
If inter-city spread trades are going to be a focus for 2013 then it might help to explain what they mean. That was the “constructive criticism” from one reader. Point noted.
Let me use a rivalry that New York traders might relate to: New York vs. Boston. After all saying … Read More