Several months ago I had the pleasure of spending several hours with Dave Beal of Twin Cities Business discussing the subprime credit crisis and the developing global credit crunch.  Recently he published…

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For those who have not had to deal directly with the mortgage and credit crises over the past last year, Roger Lowenstein of The New York Times Magazine has provided a thoughtful overview of…

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Is there any good news for mortgage borrowers?  Well, there is some.  Because of aggressive monetary easing by the Federal Reserve, short-term interest rates have fallen enough that the threat…

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Last summer my colleagues and I published a position paper titled “Subprime Strikeout: Assessing the Subprime Mortgage Market.”  “Subprime Strikeout” summarized the development of the subprime mortgage market, examined the…

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I am proud to say that I call three of the six most literate cities in the United States “home.”  I was born  in Minneapolis (MN), which ranked #1 in…

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through him,…

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Serendipity: I had the good fortune to be in NYC on business this week and therefore had the opportunity to view the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center the evening it…

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The New York Times begs the question: is the option ARM an appropriate loan product for subprime borrowers?  Read my opinion, along with the opinion of other experts, here. JJK UPDATE: This topic…

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