Looks like SocGen pulled a TGIF today and in response to its Corporate Market Alert, in which it asked the rhetorical question, “Fed QE ‘2.5’: gold and equities to take off again?” it answers itself quickly and to the point in just 6 simple charts. Here they are…

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It is kind of the fine folks who compile the Case Shiller index to finally “definitively” tell us that home prices have now officially double-dipped (or is that quadruple dipped when one adjusted for the pro forma impact of QE1 and 2?). Well, below is a chart that cuts right through the noise and semantics, and shows that when expressed in a currency that has not been battered and diluted endlessly, the true normalized value of housing is really down 80% not just since the housing peak but since the turn of the millennium.

Median home price priced in gold.

h/t Mike via chartoftheday.com

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