Don’t fear the doomsayers

Some chartists are predicting a major market crash … but don’t panic.

The global financial crisis (GFC) can be traced back to America’s housing price crash, which undermined bank mortgages and mortgage-backed securities.

The top portion of the chart below shows that America’s median single-family home price (adjusted for inflation) has jumped dramatically since it bottomed in 2011. Notice that from peak to trough, the price fell 43% in real terms.

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