Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number accepted.
Today we are focused on the U.S. housing market.
- As Promised, We Decode The Big Banks (Shah Gilani, Wall Street Insights & Indictments) Shah Gilani has contributed to Global Economic Intersection. He says that banks are susceptible to earnings disappointments in 2014 due to slowdown in wealth management business growth and mortgage originations and refis. He sees the 4Q collapse of mortgage originations as an ominous sign for housing in 2014.
- Did you hear the one about the Fed preventing bubbles? (Greg Adamsick and Matthew Bradbard, Futures Magazine) You can relax! Bernanke says the Fed is on the lookout for bubbles.
- A note from the time of WWI, lessons from The Great War for us fighting the Long War (Fabius Maximus) Fabius Maximus has contributed to Global Economic Intersection. Lessons from the Great War for the Long War on Terror.
“What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.”
— Hegel’s Lectures on the Philosophy of History (1832)
There are ten articles following about the U.S. housing market.
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