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Weekly Update: Jan 28, 2015

The decline in the real estate sector in 2006-2007 was incredibly difficult for consumers and the U.S. economy. There is no doubt that the disruption in the mortgage market (and its derivatives) was a primary cause of the credit crisis and market crash in 2008. Unfortunately, many of the risks in the real estate sector are just as serious now as they were prior to the crash, despite the decline in unemployment and lower interest rates.

Credit derivatives based on mortgages are at roughly the same levels as they were in 2007, and controls are still fairly lax. The only significant change over the last few years has been stricter requirements for real estate loans to consumers. However, that slack (and much more) has been absorbed at the institutional level. Stability in the real estate sector is still critical, which is why we watch it so closely.

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