23 03 2008

from the Asia Times:

Sorry, I wasn’t pessimistic enough
By Martin Hutchinson

On August 27, 2006, this column suggested that US house prices would fall by 15% nationwide, peak to trough. On March 11, 2007, this column suggested that the total bad debt loss from the mortgage crisis would be about US$1 trillion. At a meeting at the American Enterprise Institute Wednesday, it became clear that in both cases I was not pessimistic enough. Sorry! 




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