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September 2018 Headline New Home Sales Significantly Slows
The headlines say new home sales fell off a cliff. Median sales prices were little changed - but the backlog of unsold homes grew with over 7 months of supply.
August 2017 Headline New Home Sales Again Decline
This month the backward revisions were mixed, but the rolling averages significantly declined.
February 2017 Headline New Home Sales Improve And Above Expectations
The median sales price for homes declined. The rolling averages declined. However, the data was above market expectations.
Economics, Society, And The Environment: What's Wrong With This Picture?
A common view of some is that the relationship between economics and the environment is that environmental considerations are "externalities" for economic systems, but not everyone agrees on this theory.
October 2016 New Home Sales Slow
Sales of new single-family houses in October 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 563,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
August 2016 New Home Sales Decline On Lower Median Sales Prices
The headlines say new home sales declined. The median sales price for homes was down - and inventory was up insignificantly.


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Zurich Turns The Euro Into Swiss Cheese
4 years ago

I have updated the original article to include the comments below.

In this article: EWL, FXF, FXE
Zurich Turns The Euro Into Swiss Cheese
4 years ago

Thanks for you comments, Moon and Jack.

Wall Street Jack: You point out a significant omission from my article - I discussed only macro issues and did not mention the micro turmoil as several broker firms in the forex space were wiped out because they were not hedged against the vicious swing in the Swiss franc and related large ripples in other currencies.

I am seeing lots of articles, from bloggers, financial pros and academics warning of potential for major economic damage from this action. It has been compared to the Lehman collapse and the Nixon killing of the remnants of the gold standard. I don't see that type of contagion. You can (and I know Moon will) point out my foolishness if I turn out to be wrong in this assessment. :-)

In this article: EWL, FXF, FXE
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Founding Partner and Managing Editor
Econintersect LLC
April 2010 - Present (9 years 7 months)
Premier global economics and financial news, analysis and opinion website.
Unicity International
June 1998 - Present (21 years 7 months)
Network marketing
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John B. Lounsbury, CFP
June 2001 - December 2015 (14 years 9 months)

Specializing in financial planning and investment management for a select group of families.

Financial Planner
Lear Financial Services Corp.
July 1992 - June 2001 (9 years 1 month)

Provided financial planning services and investment advice.  Was a Licensed CFP.  Held Series 6, 7 and 63 NASD Securities licenses.  Was Associated as a registered rep with MONY Securities.


Illinois Institute of Technology
1960 / 1965
Chemistry, Physics Activities and Societies: IBM Fellow
Columbia University in the City of New York
1957 / 1958
Chemistry Activities and Societies: Eugene Higgens Fellow
University of Vermont
1953 / 1957
Chemistry, Mathematics Activities and Societies: Sigma Phi and Phi Beta Kappa