Housing market beats stocks but not bonds, gold

The blue line shows how house values have compared with stocks over time.  (Source: Radar Logic)

A missive from the Radar Logic data firm the other day gave me some information that surprised me and may surprise you as well.

The firm, which tracks home prices in 25 major metropolitan areas, says its RPX Composite Price index grew by 56 percent from January 2000 to July 2011.  “This compares quite favorably to the major stock market indices,” Radar Logic declared.

Over the same period, it reports, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Continue reading