Why ‘quantitative tightening’ is the wild card that could sink the stock market

Why ‘quantitative tightening’ is the wild card that could sink the stock market

Quantitative monetary easing is credited with cooling stock market returns and boosting the value of other speculative assets by flooding markets with liquidity as the Federal Reserve piled up trillions of dollars in bonds during the 2008 financial crisis and especially the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Investors and policymakers perhaps they underestimate what happens when the…

“Increasing pressure on list prices.”  3 leading economists and real estate professionals on the housing markets where home prices will fall the most this year

“Increasing pressure on list prices.” 3 leading economists and real estate professionals on the housing markets where home prices will fall the most this year

Some markets may be more vulnerable to declining home prices than others, professionals say. Getty Images Buyers in some markets are already getting — or may soon get — some relief in the form of lower home prices, professionals say. Already in the last 4-8 weeks, experts have noted downward pressure on prices in higher-priced…

15 America’s Housing Markets That Are Actually More Affordable Now Than They Were In 2005

15 America’s Housing Markets That Are Actually More Affordable Now Than They Were In 2005

“Deteriorating affordability appears to be having an impact on demand, which could lead to price declines or even a slight correction in some markets,” one MarketWatch Picks pro told. Getty Images/iStockphoto Rising home prices and mortgage rates have made homeownership unaffordable in much of the United States. Indeed, home prices have jumped 20% over the…