80% off February 8, 2009 at 12:18 pm
No, not the closing down sale at one of Britain’s many bankrupt retailers, although it could be. Rather it is the fall in property prices from the peak in one of the exurbs of Fort Myers, Florida. The NYT story is here. But mull on that number for a second. 80%. Then consider putting -0.8 in the HPI vector, and think what that will do for the price of even prime RMBS.