Clues in the News

Commentary on real estate related news to help you read between the lines and find the hidden opportunities.

A theory on what’s REALLY happening … (Part 2 of 2)

Last time, we explored the growling evidence that in spite of a tame Consumer Price Index (CPI), real-world inflation is becoming “a thing.” This is notable because it’s happening at a time when “velocity” … how fast money (or more accurately, “currency”) circulates … is slow due to lockdowns their fall out. In Part 2, …

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The REAL lesson from the short-lived attack on silver …

The David versus Goliath saga of Robinhood day traders has alerted Main Street that Wall Street is a rigged game … in favor of club members. And it seems Main Streeters aren’t in the club. But while the GameStop run was fun to watch, the silver spectacle is MUCH more interesting for reasons we’ll explain momentarily. Most real …

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Invest wiser, not smarter …

In Gary Keller’s life-changing book, The One Thing, he brings into focus the importance of focusing on “the one thing.” Hence the catchy title. Although similar to Curly’s advice in City Slickers, Keller’s advice is a little more practical. Keller says “the one thing” is whatever you can do that makes everything else you need to do either easier or unnecessary. …

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Thanksgiving and your private property rights …

Perhaps more than any subset of American society, real estate investors have the strongest tie to the very first Thanksgiving. Depending on where and how you learned early American history, you may have only a cursory awareness of the Plymouth Plantation “experiment.” That’s where America’s Thanksgiving tradition came from. But the first Thanksgiving set the table …

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Biden to continue Trump plan …

As of this writing, the U.S. presidential election has yet to be formally certified. Both sides are claiming victory. There’s obviously a lot of disagreement. As investors trying to make long-term strategic decisions, the situation is challenging. After all, policy decisions affect the economic landscape we’re navigating. So knowing who has their hands on the levers is …

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