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Bubble Watch: Investors are 51% of Southern California’s Home buying Surge

Bubble Watch: Investors are 51% of Southern California’s Home buying Surge

By Jonathan Lansner “Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: Half of Southern California’s homebuying surge this summer can be tied to a big jump in the purchasing pace by investors. Source: My trusty spreadsheet reviewed Redfin estimates of investor activity locally and in 40 major metropolitan areas in the third […]

California Has Most Overleveraged Homeowners In U.S.

California Has Most Overleveraged Homeowners In U.S.

Mike LaFirenza Housing prices in the U.S. have reached record levels during the COVID-19 pandemic and show little sign of slowing down. A combination of strong demand, low inventory of existing homes, and constraints on new construction due to labor and supply shortages have sent prices sharply upward, with the median home sales price in […]

“It Can’t Happen Here,” Down Under Edition

“It Can’t Happen Here,” Down Under Edition

by Thomas L. Knapp Clever tweets tend to morph in content and meaning over time. I don’t know where this one originated, and I’ve edited it to taste as people will do with such things, but I’m sure you’ll get where it’s going: “It’s just 15 days to flatten the curve. It’s just a mask. […]

The last time this happened the market crashed

The last time this happened the market crashed

By Simon Black, April 21, 2017 Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile A few days ago Charles Schwab, the investment brokerage firm, announced that the number of new brokerage accounts soared 44% during the first quarter of 2017. More specifically, Schwab stated that individual investors are opening up stock trading accounts at the fastest pace the company […]

The coming catastrophic collapse of the middle class

The coming catastrophic collapse of the middle class

By Jack Mullen | 17May2016 | The Government Rag “Is there no danger to our liberty and independence in a Bank that in its nature has so little to bind it to our country. The president of the Bank has told us that most of the State banks exist by its forbearance. Should its influence […]