Sad News – Finance Blogger Tanta at Calculated Risk Passed Away Yesterday

by Erin McCune on December 1, 2008

in Blogging, Current Events, Finance

Condolences to her family and to Bill McBride at Calculated Risk. Her expertise, dry humor, and prescient commentary will be missed.

From the NYTimes

Thanks in large part to Tanta’s contributions, Calculated Risk became a crucial source of prescient analysis as the housing market at first faltered, then collapsed and finally spawned a full-blown credit crisis.

Tanta used her extensive knowledge of the loan industry to comment, castigate and above all instruct. Her fans ranged from the Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times who cited her in his blog, to analysts at the Federal Reserve, who cited her in a paper on “Understanding the Securitization of Subprime Mortgage Credit.”

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