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Monday, May 24, 2010

Market Update

by Calculated Risk on 5/24/2010 04:04:00 PM

Note: On existing home sales, please see Inventory increases Year-over-Year and Existing Home Sales increase in April

The market sell-off continues with the Dow down 127. The S&P 500 off 14 (1.3%).

Stock Market CrashesClick on graph for larger image in new window.

This 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.

The Euro is down to 1.2383 dollars (off slightly).

The TED spread increased to 35.96 from 34.47. This is still fairly low, but has been increasing steadily. Note: This is the difference between the interbank rate for three month loans and the three month Treasury. The peak was 463 on Oct 10th and a normal spread is below 50 bps.

The three month dollar Libor edged up to 0.51.