Wednesday, March 30, 2011

David Rosenberg changes his mind...

Dec. 2009:

and this:

"In answer to the question as to whether prices are in a bubble, all we will say is that when we ran some charts showing Canadian home prices normalized by personal income or by residential rent, what we found is that housing values are anywhere between 15 per cent and 35 per cent above levels we would label as being consistent with the fundamentals. If being 15 per cent to 35 per cent overvalued isn't a bubble, then it's the next closest thing. We are talking about two to three standard deviation events here in terms of the parabolic move in Canadian home prices from their lows. So, if it walks like a duck …"

Dec. 10, 2009.

Wonder what made him change his mind? Prices only went higher!

Which Rosenberg is right?