Fri, 27 July 2018
There is a lot of talk in the news lately about a possible downturn in the US economy, yet Jason’s guest, Ali Wolf of Meyers Research is staying bullish. She says the important indicators to watch aren’t showing the normal warning signs of a market drop. Ali also discusses the trends of Millennials with regards to renting vs. buying a home, their purchasing cycles and what they are willing, and not willing, to pay for.
[01:03] Are we at the end of a business cycle?
[04:30] Ali uses the Quits ratio to judge the state of the economy.
[06:39] Three critical indicators to use as early warning signs to a possible market drop.
[09:29] Wiil Millennials be staying put and buying homes or are they the rental generation?
[16:33] Why modern, prefab homes may offer Millennials more amenities than space.
[27:34] Inventory of existing, resale housing is lower in every single market Zondo tracks.
Fri, 20 July 2018
In this 10th episode, Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Robert Whaples, Professor and Chair in the Department of Economics, Wake Forest University and co-editor and managing editor of The Independent Review. The two discuss the current Pope's world view and the nature of the Catholic church today.
[2:58] What is Pope Francis' world view?
[7:23] How the economy is connected to the environment in the Pope's world view
[13:02] Do we need environmental regulations and taxes?
[14:49] Have we just exported our pollution?
[20:05] Where does the Catholic church come in on the uneven playing fields of markets and oligarchies
Fri, 13 July 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Barry Habib, renowned mortgage industry executive and founder of MBS Highway, about what to expect in the mortgage world in 2018. The two discuss why the media doesn't seem to get real estate, why real estate appreciation doesn't have to match stock market appreciation, mortgage tax deductions, and how the Roe v Wade decision actually impacted a housing bubble.
[1:18] Is Barry still bullish the US real estate market?
[5:23] The power of leverage, when a 6% return can dwarf 20%
[9:12] The interest you pay for your house goes to the lender, but the principle is STILL YOUR MONEY
[11:37] How much Barry expects mortgage rates to rise in 2018, and how it impact appreciation
[12:42] Why aren't people taking the mortgage tax deduction?
[14:23] The bullish sentiment is the highest it's been in about 20 years
[18:33] How Roe v Wade led to a housing bubble
Fri, 6 July 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Cullen Roche, founder of Pragmatic Capitalism, about macroeconomic events going on today, how Cullen studies the markets, why bonds are more attractive than many believe, and the investment strategy you have to adopt when investing in cryptocurrencies today. The two also take a look at the banking industry, money supply, and asset inflation.
[2:12] What does Pragmatic Capitalism really mean?
[10:45] The macro-economy still looks healthy
[13:59] Cullen looks at the economy like an engineer in order to try and understand what's going on
[17:37] Bonds are probably more attractive than most people believe
[20:29] Cryptocurrencies have become a "greater fool theory" investment
[24:51] Asset inflation is real and it's becoming harder and harder to get into the investor class
[29:09] The banking industry is what creates most of the money in our economy
[31:27] One of Cullen's outlandish theories