The housing bubble is getting ready to implode: The scariest chart in real estate shows an impending correction because you can’t afford to buy a home today.
“Definition of economic bubble: A market phenomenon characterized by surges in asset prices to levels significantly above the fundamental value of that asset.” We are definitely in another housing bubble. First, most Americans can’t afford to buy a home without utilizing artificially low interest rates and even then they are stretching their budgets like spandex. […]
The Great Inflationary Lie: How you’ve been lied to about inflation and the cost of living since 2000.
You’ve been lied to about inflation. That is the truth. The banking apparatus wants you to believe that there is little to no inflation so they can continue with their money expanding ways but all you need to do is look at your spending and income and you will realize that yes, life is getting […]
Commercial property bubble gets out of control: Commercial real estate is now up 102 percent from the lows reached in 2009.
We live in a system were bubbles grow and pop at an increasingly faster pace. This is largely due to massive market intervention by central banks and their masters with investment and commercial banks. The goal is to always create more liquidity if you are a bank. However there is no clean mechanism to filter […]
9 charts showing Americans never recovered from the Great Recession: If you are wondering why people are so angry look no further.
The press is somewhat baffled as to why Americans are so angry this year. The stock market seems to be doing fine (too bad most Americans don’t own stock). Jobs are being added (too bad most jobs are in the low wage service sector). Housing values are up (too bad the homeownership rate is down […]
Get used to an America where owning a home is not part of the dream: You cannot afford a home on that income!
Well congratulations America. Signs of another housing bubble are as clear as day. Loans with nothing down are back in the market. Incomes are stagnant so creative financing is necessary to buy more expensive homes. And homes are more expensive. The current home price data shows that across the country we have now surpassed the […]
Student debt apocalypse: Median wages up 1.6% over last 25 years while median student debt is up 163.8%.
Student debt is out of control. Over $1.3 trillion in student debt is floating out in the current economic system. Most of this debt is saddled firmly on the backs of younger Americans who coincidentally are also entering into a job market with incredibly low wages. This idea of high tuition with low wages isn’t […]
Percent of Total Wealth Owned in the United States: Bottom 40% control -0.9% Meaning Close to Half the Country has a Negative Net Worth.
Wealth is an important measure of financial stability and success. Being able to have enough set aside for a rainy day can make the difference between weathering a minor storm to being in full upheaval because of an unexpected expense. Most Americans however live paycheck to paycheck. There is no emergency fund. It is troubling […]