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In search of stability in an unstable world …

What a difference a week makes! Last time we commented on the big news about the world’s most famous real estate guy potentially using the tax laws to reduce his federal income taxes to virtually zero. Since then, as you probably know, the news has been dominated by President Trump’s illness, hospitalization, treatment, and return to the White House. …

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Six valuable lessons from Warren Buffett’s shocking move …

Mega-billionaire investor Warren Buffett made big news recently when he made a move into gold mining shares … while dumping big banks and Goldman Sachs. This surprise move is notable for several reasons and there are important lessons and actionable insights for Main Street real estate investors. While we could dive into how this move is being construed by some as a vote of …

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It might be time to start worrying …

The mother of all private equity firms just issued a warning … Blackstone Group Warns of the Mother of All Bubbles Investopedia via Yahoo Finance – 11/11/19 According to the article, Blackstone’s “… biggest concern is negative yields on sovereign debt worth $13 trillion …”. Remember, the 2008 financial crisis was detonated in bond markets … and the bomb …

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Bank of America just made the case for real estate …

In this week’s perusal of the news, this headline caught our attention … Bank of America declares the “end of the 60/40” standard portfolio  Market Watch 10/15/19 We know it SEEMS like a pretty benign article … irrelevant to real estate investors. But au contraire mon frère … There’s actually quite a bit of useful intelligence packed …

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Pension problems percolating …

In a complex financial eco-system, there are MANY components, dependencies, and inter-dependencies … … any of which can be the catalyst for a seismic economic earthquake. The flip side and basis of real estate’s stability is real estate’s relative lack of liquidity as compared to publicly traded securities. After all, you can’t hit a buy or …

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Clues in the News — The Fed, the Repo Market, and Real Estate Investing

When you’re an investor … the state of the financial system is always on your mind.  The Fed shocked the world when it pushed an emergency infusion of cash into a distressed financial system.  In 2008 … it took $85 billion per month to stabilize the U.S. financial system.  Today, the Fed is injecting $75 …

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Tariffs, Taxes and Trade Wars – Insights for Real Estate Investors

There’s a lot of talk in the media about tariffs, taxes, and trade … what does all of that really mean for real estate investors? As a real estate investor, you need to understand what is going on economically. What’s happening at an international level can trickle down to your local playing field. To help …

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