Posts Tagged ‘Interactive Map’
Friday, May 25th, 2012
With U.S. home values off 35% from peak to tough, about 25% of those homeowners who have mortgages are now underwater — their mortgages are greater than the value of their homes.
Zillow’s interactive map revelas what percentage of homes in your county or ZIP code are in negative equity, based on Q1 2012 data.
The United States of Atlantis
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(h/t: Barry Ritholtz)
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
Isaac Presley at Seeking Delta sent me an excel spreadsheet of Price/Earning, Price/Book and Price/Sales ratios for 71 countries. Click on the above link to see his post.
Using Presley’s data, Ross Perez and Ellie Fields at Tableau Software created the following interactive map. It is difficult to see all 71 countries at once so the initial view is the G-20.
Please give the map about 10 seconds or so to load. Hover your cursor over any circle or any line on the data (except the name of the country itself) to see additional details.
Case-Shiller 10-Year normalized PE ratios are a far better measure of value. Unfortunately, we do not have that data for every country. As an example, however, the Case-Shiller PE ratio for the US is currently 23.
On a price-to-book ratio, Japan is the best value by far in the G-7. Once again however, these metrics assume accurate book values. I am not particularly apt to agree with most of them.
Absolute vs. Relative Values
The idea that one should buy “relative values” just to buy something is flawed. Yet, except for Japan with a price-to-book value near one, with most corporate debt wiped off corporate books, I see little “absolute value” elsewhere.
The problem with Japan is the Yen. To invest in Japan one needs to hedge that Yen exposure or a declining Yen could wipe out most equity gains.
Meanwhile the market grinds higher and higher.
Bernanke has succeeded in creating another bubble in equities, junk bonds, and leveraged-buyouts. From any realistic perspective, this is one strenuously overvalued equity market, globally, yet nothing prevents the bubble from getting bigger.
The greater fool’s game is in full swing. When it stops is anyone’s guess. I sure don’t know.
Mike “Mish” Shedlock
Tags: Absolute Value, Bernanke, Book Ratio, Book Values, Caveats, Corporate Debt, Ellie, Equity Value, Excel Spreadsheet, Full Swing, Initial View, Interactive Map, Junk Bonds, Leveraged Buyouts, Mish Shedlock, Pe Ratio, Pe Ratios, Realistic Perspective, Relative Values, Tableau Software
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Thursday, April 29th, 2010
This article is guest contribution by Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors.
While the rest of the world suffered through its worst financial crisis in a half century, China went shopping. Since 2005, China has made 185 deals worth $100 million or more, totaling more than $222 billion.
The largest of these deals was the $12.8 billion joint venture between Chalco and Alcoa made to purchase 12 percent of Rio Tinto back in 2008. This deal was struck in Australia which has been China’s most popular destination both in terms of quantity and dollar amount.
Indicative of the large future the Chinese government has in store for its country, the most popular sectors for these deals have been metals and energy, respectively.
Forbes just published an interesting interactive map based on data from the Heritage Foundation detailing these transactions.
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As you view the presentation, pay special attention to how the pace picks up. By the second half of 2009, China is averaging more than seven $100 million deals a month.
You can check out the full interactive version at Forbes.com
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