MATRIX GETTING GRAPHIC Getting Graphic is a semi-sort-of-irregular collection of our favorite BIG real estate-related chart(s).
In a world where the contract of a third baseman for playing baseball is $275M  and the purchase price of an 85 year old venerable investment bank with 14,000 employees worldwide is $236M , it helps to look at charts on the economy to seek out something that makes sense.
The New York Fed posts some very clear, easy to understand charts on all aspects of the US economy. Click here for full sized graphic. 
With the exception of the account balance charts, most of the news is pretty bleak.