Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Sometimes I come across things that are too cool not to share. This video is one of those things. Using the Case-Shiller home price index for data, a couple of creative and enterprising individuals put together a video that shows what a roller coaster ride would look like if home prices were a roller coaster (covering the period 1890-2010).

This particular video is an update to the original "Speculative Bubble" video, which only included data up to 2007--things haven't been pretty since the original left off. If you don't have the patience for the whole 4 minutes, skip ahead to the 2:24 mark (or click here) to see just the last 30 years, which is the real punchline to the story. Seeing the speculative bubble (and the pop) in this manner is pretty much jaw-dropping.

Props to Barry Ritholtz for the heads-up.

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