Markets stall on housing questions

Commentary: Uncertainty rules recovery predictions

Mortgage rates are about the same (6.5 percent); the defining 10-year Treasury market is about the same (at 4.65 percent defying several opportunities for higher); the stock market is about the same (globalized optimism); and the credit crunch is about the same.

Markets are stalled in the agonizing wait to know the compound damage done by the credit crunch and housing recession.