6 April 2010

Be wary of forecasts and experts!

During a recent clean-out of the library I came across the following gem: In a review and comparison of the US and UK housing market published in 2005 the 'experts' came to the conclusion that 'there is no significant macroeconomic threat to home prices if our forecasts for interest rates and income growth pan out'. We can only say 'if the word if would not exist all forecasting would be much easier.