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Have Governments And Banks Learned Nothing From The 2008 Financial Crisis?

  Government Bonds And Consumer Debt Levels Soar While Bailouts Remain The Norm! This is an excellent read from an article at City Journal! These are some of the general takeaways… Some Key Points: ‘Bailouts remain the norm worldwide’ ‘In 2008, the world’s major central banks held little more than $6 trillion in assets, according […]

A Bear Market In Stocks Is Coming In 2015-2016! Agree or Disagree?

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By definition a bear market in stocks will impact a great many industries away from just banking and finance! So that said, is the recent stock market angst simply a one-off as some might suggest, particularly given the 390-point move to the upside in the DJIA today. Or was the move today nothing but a […]

Caveat Emptor: Stock Market Volatility And 2008 Financial Crisis Redux?

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As a former equity and bond trader, charts proved a useful tool for looking at the past performance of a financial asset and then using that as a guide for trying to extrapolate an educated prediction of future performance! Some market participants use what is known as technical analysis and rely solely on charts for […]

Buying a house? Why you need a realtor!

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With the internet and numerous For Sale By Owner tools that are available to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home, the temptation exists for them to ‘save the commission’ and do it themselves! But whether buying or selling is going it alone really the smart way to proceed with what will likely […]

Blackstone Group, the largest owner of rental homes in the United States! (Infographic)

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Question: What happens to housing when these investor’s are no longer buying? ‘The Blackstone Group LP, the world’s largest private equity firm, became the largest owner of rental homes in the U.S., acquiring 41,000 homes in the past two years. In October, Blackstone offered the first-ever “rental-home-backed” security on Wall Street. The bond is backed […]