According to Standard & Poor’s, and Case-Shiller too (their housing market research partner), U.S. housing market prices are down for the third straight month, based on data through November 2011. The complete PDF with details of the latest release, hot off the press as of today 31 January 2012, is now available on the Housing Views website.
For more details on the housing market, past and future, see the Housing Views website, on WordPress, not the corporate pay wall site. It includes Professor Shiller’s monthly updates about the U.S. housing market, and on going commentary from S&P economists. I like it. The charts and graphs gallery will no doubt be of interest to fans of well, charts and graphs.U.S. Residential Mortgage Performance Index
Earlier this month, S&P and Case-Shiller reported that cumulative default fates, oops, I meant rates(!) are leveling off, but later-vintage loans still face a long road ahead.
via McGraw-Hill Companies (on tumblr):
Cumulative default rates among U.S. residential mortgage loans continued to level off in third-quarter 2011, furthering improvements that began at the start of the year. Loans that were originated in 2006 and 2007 still have the highest default rates, but performance within these two vintages has improved in recent months. Given myriad factors, however, it’s still too soon to accurately assess whether these trends will continue. Read more.
Now that the Best of 2011 lists are winding down, let the Exciting Predictions for 2012 commence!
This is a list of “Top Ten Business Intelligence Trends for 2012”, according to Tableau Software, via NoSQL tumblr.
- Big data gets even bigger
- Self-reliance is the new self-service
- The “Consumerization of Enterprise Software accelerates”
- Mobile BI goes mainstream
- Some companies start to get comfortable with social BI
- Companies explore the BI cloud
- Most jobs will require analytical skills… leading to talent shortages
- BI projects flourish under aligned IT & business
- Interactive data visualization becomes a requirement
- Hadoop gathers momentum — unstructured data isn’t going anywhere.
It sounds like companies will have to discover the fountain of money to be able to accomplish 2, 6, and 8 within a year.
Discovery of the Fountain of Money wouldn’t be enough to create a situation where something like say, a Data Warehouse, would flourish. “Aligned IT and business” is elusive, rumored, but rarely sighted.
Call me cynical. I did giggle though.