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6/3/12: Schiff Happens – Is The Real Crash Yet To Come?

6/3/12: Schiff Happens – Is The Real Crash Yet To Come?

When the mortgage-backed securities (MBS) market collapsed in 2008, real estate owners – both homeowners and investors (and radio talk show hosts) – got hit hard. Banks failed, loans became scarce, buyers disappeared, and people everywhere (including tenants) lost their jobs.  Very ugly. Lesson: pay attention to macro (big picture) economics.  So now we do. …

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10/23/11: The Creature from Jekyll Island – A Conversation with G. Edward Griffin

10/23/11: The Creature from Jekyll Island – A Conversation with G. Edward Griffin

As Halloween approaches, we wanted to pick a spooky topic to kick off the week.  We’ll follow it up next with our annual edition of Halloween Horror Stories, so stay tuned! For this episode, our topic is The Creature from Jekyll Island.  For the uninitiated, this is the title of the epic and iconic expose …

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8/28/11: August and the Economy Part 4 – Can a Bad Economy Create Great Investments?

8/28/11: August and the Economy Part 4 – Can a Bad Economy Create Great Investments?

Whew.  Here we are at our fourth and final installment of the August and the Economy series.  How are you holding up?  Our brains are swollen. But, to keep the rally going, we’ve called on some very smart and outspoken money managers.  As we’ve said before (and will say again), too many real estate investors …

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Five Lessons Washington Could Learn From Real Estate Investors

With all the news about the debt ceiling crisis, it’s hard not to think about policy making. And while we think there are some great lessons available for real estate investors, we also think the politicians would benefit from looking at the situation like a real estate investor. Since we recently interviewed two presidential candidates …

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2/20/11: The Coming Wave of Inflation – Profiting When the Levee Breaks

2/20/11: The Coming Wave of Inflation – Profiting When the Levee Breaks

Central banks around the world have been pumping “liquidity” into their respective economies since 2008. In the USA, the Fed has gone through two rounds of “Quantitative Easing” (QE1 and QE2) and has been talking about a third.  Meanwhile, the government is piling up debt at a record pace. What does it all mean?  And …

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