UK house prices: Crash or boom?
- 4 April 2012
This morning has exhibited already one of the themes of this blog and it is the unreliability of many statistics which are used as a basis for judging the economy. Sometimes the unreliability comes in the form of having different measures of the same thing which tell a different story. Only on Monday I discussed measures of both China's manufacturing sector and UK house prices which were telling quite different stories. Well this morning has gone one step better (or perhaps I should say worse…) for the UK housing market. Step forward the Halifax building society!
What did the Halifax report?
- Halifax launches Help to Buy ISA paying 4%
- Pensioners saving a staggering £48.7bn a year but could hurt the UK economy if the money sits in cash accounts
- UK banks pass stress test
- Will there be a Santa rally this year? The stats say December is the kindest month for investors
- How to become a more self-aware investor
- Where to find the top Help to Buy Isas
- Value or 'value trap' in the world's unloved sectors
- UK pensions are 'embarrassingly low' and among the worst in the developed world
- The stocks to watch this Christmas
- It is Europe not China that is seeking "currency depreciation to stimulate the economy"