Time to Hedge Your Home?

Housing prices continue to slide, and analysts see more declines ahead. Should you hedge against a housing crash by betting on a futures market?

In the housing market, the bad news just keeps coming. Nov. 27 gave us the latest release of one leading index which shows that home prices are falling at their steepest rate in 21 years. And there may be much worse ahead: Futures traders are betting that home prices will fall more than 20% in markets such as San Francisco and Miami over the next year.

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