Welcome to this forum on home price derivatives. I’m John Dolan, the independent market maker for the S&P Case Shiller (home price index) futures that are traded on the CME. I would like 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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
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.
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.
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