Saturday, September 21, 2013

Wow!

Estate agent Foxtons valued at £649m

Can you short the housing bubble by selling Foxton shares ?

Posted by stillthinking @ 07:08 AM (2667 views)
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2 thoughts on “Wow!

  • BUY, BUY, BUY.

    BUT – Sell in 12 months to avoid the drop (or is it POP?).

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  • You can short mortgage backed derivatives, but I think that is a little premature. Wait for interest rates to hit about 4 to 5% and then start dabbling, in my humble opinion. However, it is debatable in my mind whether rates will turn down again before they turn up. We could get a double bottom in rates or, if there is an unforeseen crisis, rates can go negative for a period.

    Times like this are like when the tides change. Volatility rises. Quite frankly, speculating anywhere is a horrid experience right now, and central bank forward guidance has simply added another layer of complexity!!

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