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Inflation means the increase in the supply of fiat currency caused by the central bank printing (counterfeiting) currency to buy bonds, thus reducing the yield (effective interest rate) and increasing the bond price. Reducing interest rates reduces the Capitalization Rates for assets that are financed by debt, mainly commercial income property. Reducing the CAP rate […]
I wrote a short article about this over at LinkedIn. Click here.
There is a world of difference between the “fractional reserve system” (FRS) and the “central banking system” (CBS).
FRS merely spreads out the money deposits in the form of loans, and the total sum of deposits plus debt never changes. FRS is a kind of “leverage” on the deposit of money that strongly depends on the […]
Bitcoin (BTC) has been hacked several times, mostly for “proof of concept” and not for nefarious intent. The algorithms for creating new BTC are now so difficult to compute that most BTC farmers are out of that business. The processing power to break the global BTC ciphering ledger is well within the reach of organized […]
2014 Q1 is almost over. The lamestream media says everything is rosy (yeah, right). The problem with a cliff, even a demographic cliff, is that it is such a sharp drop-off that most folks can’t see the cliff until they are teetering the brink, especially when they are moving fast and thinking about something else.
Booms and busts always happen. You can’t defy the Law of Gravity. What goes up must come down. Today, the real estate market is a Sellers’ Market in most areas. Most average folks view real estate investing as speculating in price appreciation. The real objective of real estate investing is passive positive cash flow.
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Housing prices will collapse with a nominal increase in interest rates. Get your financial calculator: N=360 (30 years), Rate=4% per year, PV=100,000, PMT=477.52, FV=0. Those are the numbers for a $100,000 mortgage debt at 4% per year, fully amortizing over 30 years. Change the interest to Rate=6% and recalculate PV=79,628.87. That’s 20.4% decline for the […]