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Like Real Estate And Mortgages Before, NYC Taxi Medallion Prices Crash!

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Some old adages for investing go that ‘nothing goes up in a straight-line’, that ‘you don’t want to be the last one standing when the music stops’ and that ‘bulls and bears make money but pigs get slaughtered’! Investors in real estate and mortgages learned this lesson the hard way heading into, and then following, the […]

Taxi Medallions As A Proxy For The Way Technology Can Disrupt Whole Industries

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An April 2015 headline here told the story of the onslaught that faced the traditional taxi industry from technology-driven competitors like Uber and Lyft… ‘Because Of Uber, Are Taxi Medallion Lenders A Shorting Opportunity?‘ ‘In other words is the competition from Uber decreasing the demand for taxi medallions causing the price of the medallions to drop […]

10 Important Articles Ranging From Real Estate To Mortgages To Stocks To China To College…

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The links below are to articles at news sources that include traditional as well as new media covering issues ranging from China to real estate to a college education! In reality, however, in one way or another all of these issues are inextricably intertwined. Disappointing Earnings From A High-end Real Estate Focused Retailer! Is This Anecdotal Evidence Of […]

Short sale activity slides due to the cost of uncertainty! (Chart)

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Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service What happens if the debt forgiveness in a short sale becomes ordinary income? If the difference between the short sale price and the amount that is owed on the mortgage ever  became ordinary income for the already strapped homeowner, short sale activity will grind to a halt. This is a scenario that could potentially […]