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Headlines hinting that housing markets may not defy gravity much longer have some folks fretting that housing may go the way of the 1990s tech-stock "bubble."

When that bubble burst, many would-be speculators went back to the relative investment safety of homeownership. But now tales abound of slowed home sales and sellers slashing prices as inventories rise

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It was a general comment, I'm too lazy to read every link - I like to know what's coming up.

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"Given that Chicago Merc futures contracts to cover that bet could run into six figures, "these products are targeted for institutions to help manage risk associated with the housing market," says Merc spokesman Allan Schoenberg. "Any individual investor should talk with their broker or other financial adviser.""

Interesting read, perhaps the banks are actually concerned of a correction, looks like they've created a hedging tool for there own use - average joe certainly wont have funds to cover margin of six figures (unless i'm reading this wrong.) One could also wonder about a recovery after a crash once the banks have cover those puts/shorts could amount to faster bounce than 10 year base of the late ninties?

would be interested in opinions on this

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