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Price Inflation Distribution Is Not Uniform In US

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Price inflation is one of the most important economic metrics as it affects the purchasing power of the consumer, monetary policy, and asset valuations. Those who quibble with which metric is the most important try to determine which one is the catalyst for others. That’s like asking whether the chicken…CONTINUE READING

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

1,000% Returns In 27 Years? Stock Market Inflation Adjusted

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Reading Time: 6 minutes The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow), an index comprised of 30 of America’s larger publicly traded companies, and is often used as a barometer for understanding the stock market in general, was trading at 2,707.21 in 1990. Friday February 26, 2016 the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) was trading at 20,841;…CONTINUE READING