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Category Archives: Housing Market

A Quarter Of American Adults Can’t Pay All Their Monthly Bills; 44% Have Less Than $400 In Cash

There was some good news and some not so good news in the Fed’s latest annual Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households. First the good news. The report, based on the Board’s fourth annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking conducted in October 2016, presents a “picture of improving financial well-being among Americans”, […]

The Housing Moment Investors Dread Is Here

Authored by Danielle DiMartino Booth via BloombergQuint.com, Amid the carnage in the auto sector, economists have sought solace in the comforts of home, sweet home. A recent Census release suggests that Millennials, long sidelined, have finally started to tiptoe into the home-buying market. The reception to the data was so effusive that other reports, suggesting […]

Gold Investment Is the Ultimate Guide for Tech Investors In 500 Words

Gold Investment Is the Ultimate Guide for Tech Investors In 500 Words by Jan Skoyles, Editor Mark O’Byrne Tech is the umbrella word for all things fashionable to invest in right now. Take the recent flotation of Snap Inc. (parent company of teen and narcissists’ favourite app SnapChat), everyone wanted in on the $20 billion flotation. Snap […]

Euro Surges As Trump Fears Slam Dollar; Futures Poised For New Records

In a replica of Monday’s early trading, European shares are down, this time led by health-care stocks even as the Euro surges above 1.1050, the highest level since the US election. Asian equities rose, while S&P futures were unchanged although we expect the ramp to kick in any second, and take the NASDAQ to another […]

Cyber Attacks Show Vulnerability of Digital Systems and Digital Currencies

Cyber Attacks Show Vulnerability of Digital Systems and Digital Currencies – Cyberattacks expected to spread today in “second phase”– UK intelligence says scale of threat significant– Microsoft slams NSA for letting hacking tools cause global malware epidemic– Ransomware attack already crippled more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries– 1.3 million computer systems believed to be at […]

Oil Surges After Saudis, Russians Agree To 9 Month OPEC Output Cut Extension; US Futures Flat

In an otherwise quiet session in which European shares dropped, Asian equities rose and S&P500 futures were little changed, crude oil surged above $49 on high volume, after the Saudi and Russian energy ministers said in Beijing they favor extending the OPEC production cut for 9 months, though the end of Q1 2018. WTI rose […]

Canada, Let’s Not Minsky Words

After tonight's significant downgrade and warning from Moody's about Canadian Banks, the following seems extremely prescient now. Authored by George Stockus via BeatlesOnBanking.com, Stability breeds instability – this was economist Hyman Minsky‘s lasting contribution to the craft.  The Minsky Moment , popularized during the 07-09 US housing crisis, basically suggests breeding animal spirits too long creates […]

Moodys Slashes Ratings On 6 Canadian Banks, Fears Asset-Quality Deterioration, Soaring Household Debt

Amid Poloz-described "unsustainable prices" in various cities, and just days after the collapse of Canadian mortgage lender Home Capital Group and our discussion of the dire state of Canadian savers (and their record household debt), Moodys has cut the ratings on six of Canada's largest banks because of "ongoing concerns that expanding levels of private-sector […]

Chris Whalen: “The Dollar Super-Cycle Ends”

Authored by Chris Whalen via InstitutionalRiskAnalyst.com, What do the US residential housing market, the stock market and the dollar all have in common?  All of these markets represent bubbles created and driven by the aggressive social engineering of the Federal Open Market Committee. We live in an age of asset bubbles rather than true economic  […]

The Vancouver Housing Bubble Is Back, And It’s (Almost) Bigger Than Ever

For a while it seemed that the Vancouver housing bubble, the direct result of a relentless tidal wave of Chinese “hot money”, had burst after last August the British Columbia province implemented a 15% property tax to stem the inflow of offshore funds. And indeed, in the immediate months that followed, Vancouver’s housing priced tumbled […]