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Newsfeed: The Housing Bubble Has Officially Burst : Case-Shiller Records First Drop In Home Prices Since 2012

Newsfeed: The Housing Bubble Has Officially Burst : Case-Shiller Records First Drop In Home Prices Since 2012

Analysts expected Case-Shiller Home Price growth to continue its modest deceleration in August (the latest available data in this heavily lagged and smoothed data set), but the result was a doozy: the 20-City Composite index tumbled 0.44% MoM, far below the 0.20% expected increase, and a sharp decline from the downward revised 0.19% increase in July; more importantly, this was the first sequential drop in home prices tracked by Case-Shiller since March 2012, or ten and a half years.

Newsfeed: Here Are Some Things The Fed Will Break If It ‘Contains Inflation’

Newsfeed: Here Are Some Things The Fed Will Break If It ‘Contains Inflation’

Investors globally are wondering – after CPI sent the ‘peak inflation’ narrative to the bottom of the ocean and Powell’s Jackson Hole speech (and this FOMC statement and press conference) crushed the ‘Fed Pivot’ narrative – what other potential indicators/signals (aside from a multi-month slowdown in inflation of course) could prompt Powell and his pals to back off their uber-hawkishness?