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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Case Shiller House Prices Seasonal Pattern

by Calculated Risk on 4/01/2009 04:04:00 PM

First, the market graph from Doug ...

Stock Market Crashes Click on graph for larger image in new window.

The first graph is from Doug Short of (financial planner): "Four Bad Bears".

Note that the Great Depression crash is based on the DOW; the three others are for the S&P 500.

Case-Shiller House Prices Seasonal Pattern This graph shows the seasonal pattern for the Case-Shiller Composite 10 house price index.

The percentage change is the month-to-month change annualized.

It is important to remember this clear seasonal pattern when looking at the Case-Shiller data.