Research Recap has just released its second quarter Research Zeitgeist - the most widely read posts of the quarter. For regular readers of Research Recap it should come as no surprise that the quarter was dominated by reports on the credit crunch and subprime mortgage. After all, these were the same themes that led the first quarter Zeitgeist.
The most read post for the quarter was an S&P report detailing that 2007 was the Worst-Ever Vintage for US Subprime, Alt-A
RMBS delinquencies. Credit-related posts accounted for the top four positions and six of the top ten. Other topics of note were renewable energy, hedge funds, technology and
the future of video.
The full top ten are shown below. Full details are available on Research Recap and in the accompanying press release.
1. 2007 Worst-Ever Vintage for US Subprime, Alt-A RMBS (Standard & Poors)
2. Alt-A Borrowers Looking More Like Subprime than Prime (Fitch Research)
3. Lenders Slow to Address Florida Mortgage Defaults (Barron’s)
4. Global Junk Bond Default Rate Doubled in First Five Months (Moody’s Investors Service)
5. US In Danger of Losing Top Renewable Energy Ranking (Ernst & Young)
6. Stocks with Questionable Management Integrity Identified (Audit Integrity)
7. Warning Signs Seen in Rising Credit Card Delinquencies (Credit Sights)
8. Bloggers’ Influence on Consumers Continues to Rise (Forrester Research)
9. Role of Hedge Funds in Subprime Crisis Examined (International Monetary Fund)
10. How Video Will Take Over The World (Forrester Research)