Welcome to  this forum on home price derivatives.  I’m John H. Dolan, the independent market maker for the S&P Case Shiller (home price index) futures that are traded on the CME.    My goal is to use this site to facilitate  greater discussion of, and better understanding by academics, regulators, policy makers, rating agencies, traders and all interested parties in housing transactions(e.g. buyers, sellers, lenders, MBA, NAR), in the markets for home price products, how they can be traded, and how to interpret observed market prices.

Please feel free to email me with questions or suggestions at johnhdolan@homepricefutures.com .  You can join the discussion on LinkedIn in the “CME Case Shiller Home Price Futures” group, and/or sign up for Twitter updates (mostly trade notices) at @HomePriceFuture

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(Note: I’ll be travelling for the first 3 weeks in November.  Jonathan Reiss  <jr@analyticalsynthesis.com>  former market maker, has volunteered to step in to populate some quotes.  Please contact him if you have a trading axe.)

My hope is that with greater awareness, more contributions (quotes) from other traders, and a willingness by traders and hedgers to dabble in these products, that better liquidity will evolve for futures on this critically important financial market.

In my mind, these markets should be viewed as a community effort where opinions can be expressed and debated.  Contributions, whether outright orders, spread quotes, or ideas to either side of the debate would be appreciated.