business cycle

What Comes Next For Housing Prices/Rent?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Home Equity Is Recovering We’ve previously examined housing related debt in the Q3 report on consumer debt. As we discussed, the housing market took a few years to recover yet the total housing debt consumers have is still below the previous peak. The home ownership rate is only now starting…CONTINUE READING

What Performs Best During Inverted Yield Curve?

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Panic About Inverted Yield Curve  There has been a lot of discussion about the inverted yield curve lately. The purpose of this article will be to dispel any rumors that exist about what this symbolizes for the economy. There are a three categories of metrics investors with a keen focus…CONTINUE READING

Where Are We In The Debt Cycle?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes There is never a clear answer as to where the economy is in the business cycle. That’s what makes it so interesting to discuss and profitable to make money on if your timing is correct. Not everyone is a speculator in stocks who will take high leveraged bets on the…CONTINUE READING

Rate Of Change: Is The US Economy Slowing Down?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Firstly, what is the rate of change? The rate of change (ROC) is the percentage change in value that a variable changes over a defined period of time. ROC is often used when attempting to understand the trajectory or trend in which a certain variable is moving in. Take a look at this…CONTINUE READING

What Happened To Your Savings?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes The United States and its citizens are generally not known to be the world’s biggest savers, not for the last few decades at least. The current rate of savings is 5.5% in the United States. Other countries grab the distinction with savings in low double digits. While some may immediately get…CONTINUE READING

What Is The Business Cycle?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Following the 2008 financial crisis that catapulted America and Europe into what is called the great recession,The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC), the committee which investigated the causes of the crisis, concluded that it could have been averted. Such conclusion has implications of large proportions. Mainly, our way of managing our financial…CONTINUE READING