Real Growth in US Housing Prices

Last week, I graphed this data on a log scale but here it is on a standard linear scale which emphasises the exponential growth of housing prices before inflation. This behavior, along with bubbles in the market, makes residential housing look like a better long-term investment than it is. While a house is often the largest "investment" most people will ever make it is often a form forced savings combined with a hedge against inflation and when inflation is high your house value will often increase while your mortgage does not. Enjoy

Data is originally from Robert Shiller's book Irrational Exuberance which is updated on his website

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Real Growth in US Housing Prices (Log Scale) 1890-2015

I am revising a graph from 2010 focusing on national housing prices back to 1890. Data is originally from Robert Shiller's book Irrational Exuberance and is updated on his website.   Exponential data like this often needs a log scale to show the changes across different decades, however, I am created a companion graph to show the same data on a linear scale. Look for it next week!

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Monthly Volatility of the U.S. Stock Market

My last volatility graph, this time looking at monthly price change instead of daily or weekly. The S&P 500 daily price data is from the Yahoo finance via Qunadl

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(updated graph 7/29 to fix a typo)

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