In this solo episode, Jason analyzes widespread public statistics about US home sales, the value of the US Dollar and the looming pension crisis and asks the question ‘compared to what?’ The doomsayers may not be considering all the facts when predicting the collapse of the US economy and the real estate bubble. Jason breaks down the concept of price discovery and details how it is directly impacted by the interest rate. He ends the show by scrutinizing the top-heavy economies in Europe.
[02:33] Wells Fargo settled a class-action lawsuit for $142 million for ripping off America.
[03:34] Does social media pressure give the average consumer leverage?
[09:09] Including ‘Compared to what?’ information can help clarify statistics.
[12:27] The three types of home sale markets are the buyer’s market, the seller’s market and the broker’s market.
[21:51] War as a business plan.
[23:59] The cyclical, conservatives markets aren’t likely to crash.
[29:15] Price discovery is directly impacted by the interest rate.
[32:47] Single-family home sales predictions from the Mortgage Bankers Assoc. & Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
[38:55] Demographics & Pensions.
‘Compared to what?’ is the right question to ask people who spew statistics out on social media.Click to tweet
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