Today’s housing figures

Today the Census Bureau released the monthly New Residential Construction report for March. As usual, Calculated Risk has done a fine job summarizing the figures. Now that the housing completions figures have followed the housing starts figures ‘off a cliff’, we expect significant residential construction job losses to begin to appear in the monthly Nonfarm [...]

Rent or Buy a house ?

The New York Times has a nifty online tool that allows consumers to estimate the home price appreciation(depreciation) in their area versus the annual rental increase to determine whether it is a better financial decision to rent or buy a home. It outputs the number of years it could take to breakeven on the purchase.

April 2007 Brinker Fixed Income Advi$or

The April 2007 Brinker Fixed Income Advi$orĀ is available for subscriber access on our website today.

Barron’s article on fixed-income ETFs

Here is a good Barron’s article discussing the progress made this year on many new fixed income ETFs.