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Biden to continue Trump plan …

As of this writing, the U.S. presidential election has yet to be formally certified. Both sides are claiming victory. There’s obviously a lot of disagreement. As investors trying to make long-term strategic decisions, the situation is challenging. After all, policy decisions affect the economic landscape we’re navigating. So knowing who has their hands on the levers is …

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To stimulate or not to stimulate … that is the question

As political pundits debate debating, financial pundits are watching the 3D tennis match between President Trump, Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Powell. As discussed last time, this trio has been volleying stimulus demands back and forth for quite a while … even though the last round of stimulus ran out. Despite all this political pandemic pandering … so far, it’s not …

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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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Taxes, politics, and real estate investing …

Taxes, politics, and real estate investing might not be as salacious as sex, lies and videotape … but it’s arguably just as intriguing. By now we’re sure you’ve heard all the “outrage” about allegations the United States’ Real Estate Investor-in-Chief paid nearly no federal income tax. This shocks no one who understands real estate or the tax code, but …

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Bad times can be good times for real estate investors …

Lost in all the hype over Bitcoin and a red-hot stock market are the millions of people whose real incomes and purchasing power are slipping backwards. These are the folks falling into the wealth inequality chasm … which has largely been created by the financialization of the economy. “Financialization” is wonk talk for “making money” …

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This travel ban affects real estate investors …

We’ve heard some chatter in the news about regulations restricting travel. Apparently, China’s restriction on the movement of capital is affecting global real estate markets. But don’t just take our word for it.  Check out this January 26 Bloomberg headline … China’s Army of Global Homebuyers is Suddenly Short on Cash “China’s escalating crackdown on …

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