Paul Kedrosky writes about different approaches investors can take to make bets on the popping housing bubble, including builders’ securities, CME futures, and Scripps, a media company with a portfolio of housing-related cable channels.
A favorite site of mine would make this job significantly easier, if you’re interested in the major markets. HedgeStreet allows investors to make binary bets on the housing prices in cities like New York. I am not sure how they can get away with it, as this is as much gambling as is the bet on the weekend’s football game, but I think it is a valuable tool for independent investors.
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