clues in the news

Real estate and the economic pandemic ahead

Here’s another installment in the continuing saga of Crisis Watch 2020 … Last time, we discussed the scope and sequence for the mutation of the current health crisis into a potential dollar crisis. If you haven’t read it, try to fit it into your hectic sheltering-in-place schedule. We think it’s important to have context for the deluge of data, …

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Grim warnings from Powell and the Fed push rates on home loans to new low

Even as building slows, the Fed is pumping purchasing power into housing. Short supply plus increased purchasing power could put upward pressure on prices. Of course, it all hinges on demand … will buyers be willing to take on a mortgage in such an uncertain jobs market? After all, even a zero percent mortgage payment …

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The next stop in the coronavirus cascading crisis tour …

If you’re tired of hearing about the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis … get over it. We’re on the front end of a series of cascading crises that will likely affect every investor on the planet … including YOU. Pretending it’s not happening … or blindly trusting the great and powerful wizards behind the curtains … or pulling the …

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Fed Warns of Significant Hit to Asset Prices If Crisis Grows

Another not-so-subtle clue in the news … Fed chair Powell warns that commerical real estate values could plummet because of crisis … if “financial system strain’s re-emerge”. Notice Powell makes a distinction between the economy and the financial system. Health crisis > Economic Crisis > Financial System Crisis (credit markets and banks). The economy needs …

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