Sunday , 8 December 2019


Economy

This Is Where The Uber Rich Are Buying (and Selling) Second Homes

There are over 552,000 multi-millionaires, and 87% of them own a second home. The wealth analysts at New World Wealth (NWW) have compiled their annual report on second home buying by multi-millionaires, those with over US$10 million in assets. Old money cites (NY, Hong Kong, etc…) top the list for the most secondary homes held by this segment of buyers, but some interesting new cities are experiencing rapid growth.

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3.1 Million Homes Owe More On Their Mortgage Than Their Home Is Worth

The number of homes with negative equity in the U.S. is still high, but the numbers are improving. At the end of the first quarter in 2017, 3.1 million homes owed more on their mortgage than the home was worth. This number improved from the previous quarter, with 91,000 homes regaining equity. The total number of mortgages underwater in the U.S. still stands at 6.1%.

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The Average Joe’s Take On How Governments Manage Their Finances

This scheme of revolving credit will end badly when the pigeons come home to roost; when the piper has to be paid; when we find out that there is no such thing as a free lunch. It is just a matter of time before we become the last of society’s ‘greater fools’ and, as such, are the ones required to pay the inevitable price of achieving future economic and financial stability.

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Cassandra, Central Banks & Gold

The general public doesn’t like hearing what some of us who are Cassandras have to say because our message does not fit in with the choir of propaganda and lies. We are predicting a future for the world which is unpleasant for most people and therefore few believe our predictions.

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Markets Need A 30% Stock Drop Or 50% Higher U.S. Yields. Or Not.

The S&P 500 is near a record high, and global bonds have rallied for 5 straight months. The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield, at 2.20%, is close to its 2017 low. One of those investor groups has to lose. The US Treasury will be under-financed by as much as $4.5 trillion over the next 5 years, and will have to issue more debt. To find enough demand, interest rates would have to climb 120 basis points from current levels, or equity prices would have to plunge 30%.

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Bitcoin Could Reach $10,000 – Here’s Why

Bitcoin has entered a parabolic phase, blowing past the price of gold and hitting new all-time highs on a daily basis, and Trace Mayer, a leading expert on bitcoin, believes bitcoin could reach as high as $10,000 in a few years. Below is his rationale.

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