Tag Archives: housing bubble

What to Do With Your Money When Doom Awaits – Asset Allocation

Here in New Zealand, real estate is the heavily most favoured investment class. Pretty much to the exclusion of everything else for the vast majority of the country we’d imagine. But there are many other assets to consider owning that serve different purposes. Below Dan Denning (who we’ve heard speak well at the Sydney Gold […]

You’re Just Not Prepared For What’s Coming

Chris Martenson discusses the current “central bank bubble” and how it has inflated just about everything upon the planet. Plus how most people are horribly unprepared for when this man made balloon eventually returns back to earth…   You’re Just Not Prepared For What’s Coming By Chris Martenson First published at: PeakProsperity.com I hate to […]

Gold Cycles vs Property Cycles: When Will Gold Reach Peak Valuation?

Gold Cycles vs Property Cycles: When Will Gold Reach Peak Valuation?

The concept of long term cycles and how history at least rhymes, if not repeats, is a topic we find really interesting. If somewhat hard to explain exactly why these cycles repeat. Last week we contemplated whether the new NZ government policies would cause a house price crash. And also whether NZ house prices had […]

Where To Invest When (Almost) Everything’s in a Bubble

Currently we have most share markets around the world at record highs. The NZX (New Zealand Stock Exchange ) is no exception. As are house prices in many places at or near record highs: New Zealand, Australia and Canada just to name a few. On top of these we have record low interest rates which […]

A House Price Crash Caused By the New NZ Government Policies?

A House Price Crash Caused By The New NZ Government Policies?

The announced policies from the new Labour/NZ First/Greens Coalition have caused a lot of discussion around how the housing market here will be affected. A NZ house price crash has even been discussed overseas. Martin Armstrong has done some really interesting work on large cycles and how we humans often repeat the same mistakes. He […]

Federal Reserve Balance Sheet Reduction: What Impact Will it Have?

Last week the US Federal Reserve announced that it will finally begin shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. So what impact will the Federal Reserve balance sheet reduction have? We’ve taken note of a few opinions lately and have collated them below for you.   What is the Federal Reserve Balance Sheet and How Did […]

Is the RBNZ Aiming to Cause a Property Crash?

Is the RBNZ Aiming to Cause a Property Crash?

Last week we tried to answer the question Could a Capital Gains Tax on Property Increase Investment in Gold & Silver in NZ? This came about as a result of the Labour party discussing changes to the tax system. But there is also another change relating to property that has been talked about recently. The […]

Could a Capital Gains Tax on Property Increase Investment in Gold & Silver in NZ?

Plenty of talk in the media currently about a capital gains tax on property or even land taxes. A reader Stan has been mulling this over and asks: “Could the introduction of a capital gains tax on investment residential properties, make investing in silver/gold, a more attractive scenario to those then put off in taking […]

The U.S. Economy Is About to Face Its Biggest Test in Years

There is constantly plenty of talk of housing bubbles and housing shortages here in New Zealand. However one place where prices have been shooting even higher of late is Canada. See why Canadian house prices could be what really puts the US economy “under the microscope” before too long… The U.S. Economy Is About to […]

“The Great Post-WW2 Real Estate Bull Market Is Over”—Part II

Here’s the second part looking at why the once in a lifetime chance to buy property has likely ended. If you missed Part One check that out first here. “The Great Post-WW2 Real Estate Bull Market Is Over”—Part II By Justin Spittler Justin’s note: Today, we’re sharing part two of Doug Casey and E.B. Tucker’s […]