Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Summary: Another Busy Day

by Bill McBride on 2/25/2009 11:06:00 PM

Another summary post and open thread (for discussion).

Existing home sales in January 2009 (4.49 million SAAR) were 5.4% lower than last month, and were 8.6% lower than January 2008 (4.91 million SAAR). See link for graphs of sales and inventory.

The Treasury announced the Capital Assistance Program today. The detail can be found on the Treasury site: http://www.financialstability.gov/. This included the stress test economic scenarios. Here is the table of the scenarios and graphs of what this means in terms of house prices.

Bernanke testified before the House Financial Services Committee today. Basically he repeated his Senate testimony, but he did argue that progress has been made. Here are some Credit Crisis indicators that suggest that is correct.

And oh yeah, the WSJ is reporting the Citi Deal Is Imminent.