Thursday, January 30, 2014

Housing Bubbles Everywhere

There are housing bubbles everywhere. Wherever interest rates are artificially low, they are going to impact asset markets, particularly something like housing because most of the houses that are bought are not bought with cash. Usually there is debt involved, people borrow money to buy a house. And the cheaper it is to borrow, the more you can pay for your house. If you have an extended period of time where interest rates are held artificially low, you are going to have artificially high real estate prices.

Peter Schiff is a well-known commentator appearing regularly on CNBC, TechTicker and FoxNews. He is often referred to as "Doctor Doom" because of his bearish outlook on the economy and the U.S. Dollar in particular. Peter was one of the first from within the professional investment field to call the housing market a bubble. Peter has written a book called "Crash Proof" and a follow-on called "The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets". He is the President of EuroPacific Capital, which is a brokerage specializing in finding dividend-yielding, value-based foreign stocks.

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