declining prices

December Case-Shiller Numbers

December S&P/Case-Shiller: Minneapolis Down 18.5% The latest S&P/Case Shiller numbers (for December) are out, and to no one’s surprise, they’re dreadful: all of the nation’s 20 largest housing markets show decreases, from the merely bad (Dallas, Denver) to the shocking (Las Vegas, Phoenix). Minneapolis shows an 18.5% drop from a year earlier. Before you jump...
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Insuring Against Dropping Prices

Want to Entice Home Buyers?Insure Them Against Losses Stock market investors who believe prices are low, but not certain they have bottomed, can hedge their bets by doing what is called “dollar cost averaging.” By committing fixed amounts of capital at regular intervals, they are guaranteed to accumulate relatively more stock when prices are cheapest....
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