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Midsummer Meltdown: Prospects for the Stock and Housing Markets

August 2007, Dean Baker

This paper examines the factors that have led to the recent instability in financial markets, specifically the housing bubble and the recent run-up in stock prices. Prices in both the housing market and the stock market are often moved by psychological factors that have little to do with fundamentals.

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