Welcome to  this forum on home price derivatives.  I’m John H. Dolan, the
independent market maker for the S&P Case Blog front graphs Mar 29Shiller (home price index) futures that are traded on the CME.    My goal is to use this site to facilitate  greater discussion of, and better understanding by academics, regulators, policy makers, rating agencies, traders and all interested parties in housing transactions(e.g. buyers, sellers, lenders, MBA, NAR), in the markets for home price products, how they can be traded, and how to interpret observed market prices.  

In particular I’d like to get the press to focus more on forward expectations. Forward looking

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Please feel free to email me with questions or suggestions at johnhdolan@homepricefutures.com .  You can join the discussion on LinkedIn in the “CME Case Shiller Home Price Futures” group, and/or sign up for Twitter updates (mostly trade notices) at @HomePriceFuture

My hope is that with greater awareness, more contributions (quotes) from other traders, and a willingness by traders and hedgers to dabble in these products, that better liquidity will evolve for futures on this critically important financial market.

In my mind, these markets should be viewed as a community effort where opinions can be expressed and debated.  Contributions, whether outright orders, spread quotes, or ideas to either side of the debate would be appreciated.