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Real Estate Speculation – Boom – Bust – Just Insanity


Posted by Martin Armstrong - Armstrong Economics

on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 07:32

Barlow-AdQuestion: What if you find yourself as I do with real estate being the MAJORITY of your portfolio?

Answer:

""If you have the bulk of your assets in real estate, then one way to keep them is to run out and get a 30-year FIXED mortgage now while you can. You have sold the risk to a third party and it is now their problem. You have the cash and wisely use for investment into other movable areas."

"Real estate depends on how far down the rabbit hole we go. If government does not blink and it just keeps raising taxes trying to support a system that is unsustainable, then we end up in the full crash and burn and you are compelled to walk away from real estate. Hopefully, with education understanding the past, we can for once avoid the same outcome and advance in this learning curve of civilization.

Vacation properties are the worst to survive. I bought such a place to live in at about 50% of its 2007 high. So while high-end properties in cities were rising, vacation spots on the beach declined. I wanted beach front. So understanding the cycle helps tremendously for entry and exit points.

The risk of mortgages declining is real. As governments get in trouble, long-term confidence starts to decline...."

...more in this comphrensive article by Martin HERE

 

...related:

Michael Campbell & Ozzie Jurock more short term: Hot Properties: A Normal Spring Market?

 



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Asset protection

CONSPIRACY vs FACT: How Much Gold Is In The World??


Posted by Steve St. Angelo - SRSrocco Report

on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 07:06

There still seems to be some doubt in many investors minds on how much gold there is in the world.  I continue to receive emails from individuals who read articles stating that the amount of gold in the world is much greater than the official estimate.  Recently, I have received a spike of emails questioning the amount of gold in the world due to all these supposed “SECRET GOLD STASHES.”

Due to this, I decided to write an article to set the record straight… once and for all.  I actually wrote about this in a previous article early last year.  However, new information as well as additional data should help provide more FACTS vs the LOUSY CONSPIRACIES.

Before I provide this information, I would like to say the following… I mean no ill will or disrespect for analysts that I disagree with.  That being said, I find it quite frustrating when individuals are being misled due to faulty or incorrect information put out by these analysts.  Some analysts even state their “Conspiracy Theories” are not conspiracies, but rather…. FACTS.  This is even more erroneous than providing a faulty conspiracy.

For example, some precious metals analysts suggest the Fed and Central Banks can push the price of gold anywhere they see fit.  This is totally false.  There is some method to their madness.  This chart, republished from a previous article, shows the gold market price versus the cost of production from the top two gold miners (Barrick & Newmont) 2000-2012:

Top-Two-Gold-Miners-Cost-vs-Gold-Price



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Personal Finance

Why You Will Lose Your Job In The Next 5 Years, And What To Do About It


Posted by Mad Hede Fund Trader via Seeking Alphavia Seeking Alpha

on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 07:00

tesla-assembly-lineSummary

Artificial intelligence and automation is accelerating far faster than anyone realizes.

It is all extraordinarily disruptive.

This will cause corporate profits to rocket and share prices to soar, but at the price of higher nationwide political instability.

Yes, it's happening.

And if you lose your job in five years, you will be one of the lucky ones.

It's possible that your job is already gone, they just haven't told you yet.

...continue reading HERE

...related from Michael Campbell:

The Numbers Exist - Time To Ring The Alarm Bell



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Gold & Precious Metals

Gold: Major Bull Wedge Breakout?


Posted by Stewart Thomson - Graceland Updates

on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 06:48

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"Double-click to enlarge what I believe is the greatest bull wedge chart pattern in the history of global markets."

Apr 18, 2017

  1. After surging towards $1300, gold is taking a well-deserved short term rest. Can the rally continue?
  2. Geopolitics news has gotten most of the credit for this rally, but Indian dealers have been buying huge amounts of gold in preparation for the April 28 wedding season Akha Teej celebrations.
  3. Over the past two months, that’s where most of the demand has come from. Western analysts and investors often forget that Indian buyers follow Western news very closely. In fact, I would argue that India’s top gold traders are more in tune with gold-related news in the West than many Western analysts.  
  4. For example, gold surged higher on the night Donald Trump was elected because Indians bought gold maniacally when they realized Trump was going to win.  
  5. Their frenzied buying took gold to about $1340 that night. It continued until the Modi government stunned the buyers with a cash notes call-in.
  6. The latest surge in Indian dealer buying appears to have peaked last week, but there are more key events that sit dead ahead in the Western news pipeline. 
  7. That could mean there will be no more than a short and sweet pause in both Indian and bank FOREX trader demand for gold.
  8. Please  click here now. Double-click to enlarge this fabulous “Uptrend of Champions” gold chart.


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Bonds & Interest Rates

Angst in America, Part 4: Disappearing Pensions


Posted by John Mauldin - Thoughts From The Frontline

on Monday, 17 April 2017 11:33

Angst in America, Part 4: Disappearing Pensions

“Companies are doing everything they can to get rid of pension plans, and they will succeed.” – Ben Stein

“Lady Madonna, children at your feet
Wonder how you manage to make ends meet
Who finds the money when you pay the rent?
Did you think that money was heaven sent?”

– “Lady Madonna,” The Beatles

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There was once a time when many American workers had a simple formula for retirement: You stayed with a large business for many years, possibly your whole career. Then at a predetermined age you gratefully accepted a gold watch and a monthly check for the rest of your life. Off you went into the sunset.

That happy outcome was probably never as available as we think. Maybe it was relatively common for the first few decades after World War II. Many of my Baby Boomer peers think a secure retirement should be normal because it’s what we saw in our formative years. In the early 1980s, about 60% of companies had defined-benefit plans. Today it’s about 4% (source: money.CNN). But today defined-benefit plans have ceased to be normal in the larger scheme of things. We witnessed an aberration, a historical anomaly that grew out of particularly favorable circumstances.

Circumstances change. Such pensions are all but gone from US private-sector employers. They’re still common in government, particularly state and local governments; and they are increasingly problematic. They are another source of angst for retirees, government workers who want to retire someday, and the taxpayers and bond investors who finance those pensions. Today, in what will be the first of at least two and possibly more letters focusing on pensions, we’ll begin to examine that angst in more detail. The mounting problems of US and European pension systems are massive on a scale that is nearly incomprehensible.



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