Archive for March, 2011


AMA 27 – Thomas Sowell: The Housing Boom and Bust

Jason Hartman talks with Thomas Sowell from the Hoover Institution about the cycles of boom and bust in the US housing market. Narrator: Welcome to the American Monetary Association’s podcast. Where we explore how monetary policy impacts the real lives of real people, and the action steps necessary to preserve wealth and enhance one’s lifestyle. […]

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#10 – Market Predictions for Dallas, TX from the American Monetary Association

Dallas, TX: 19.6% Return on Investment (2011) Dallas experienced a series of moderate appreciation followed by a gradual contraction that has resulted in much less price volatility than has been experienced by other market areas.  The area is expected to hit the bottom of its mild contraction in 2011 and then resume a course of […]

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#9 – Market Predictions for Columbus, OH from the American Monetary Association

Columbus, OH: 22.5% Return on Investment (2011) Columbus was far ahead of most markets in its peak and adjustment periods, realizing its value height in 2005 and moving into oscillating periods of value stability and volatility following the financial crisis of 2008.  Difficulties in the automotive sector have suppressed values in the upper Midwest, but […]

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#8 – Market Predictions for Columbia, SC from the American Monetary Association

Columbia, SC: 25.0% Return on Investment (2011) Market Values in Columbia have been exceptionally stable after a moderate decline from its value peak.  Since values did not appreciate significantly during the bubble, the subsequent contraction has been very mild.  Some mild volatility emerged during 2010 as the government tax incentives expired, but is expected to […]

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#7 – Market Predictions for Cleveland, OH from the American Monetary Association

Cleveland, OH: 1.6% Return on Investment (2011) Cleveland is one of the markets that has been hit especially hard by the economic downturn, because of its dependence on manufacturing and the automotive industry.  With the foreclosure listings currently exceeding the listings of normal homes for sale, values in Cleveland are expected to be under pressure […]

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#6 – Market Predictions for Chicago, IL from the American Monetary Association

Chicago, IL: -27.7% Return on Investment (2011) Chicago is another market area that experienced a dramatic escalation of market values from the real estate bubble.  With high rates of regulation and taxation, Chicago is an intrinsically difficult place to invest.  Historically, values have been very high relative to rents and the restrictive land use laws […]

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#5 – Market Predictions for Charlotte, NC from the American Monetary Association

Charlotte, NC: 22.8% Return on Investment (2011) Charlotte is a great city that has been hit hard by economic difficulties, as the number two banking center in the United States.  Charlotte has lagged many of the other linear markets in its price appreciation and in the value correction.  Charlotte appears to have reached its bottom […]

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The Greatest Financial Scams in History

Lest we modern day citizens make the error of believing financial scams started with Enron and Bernie Madoff, let’s turn back the clock to those thrilling days of yesteryear and fondly remember some other great scam artists of human history. Empire for Sale Back in 193 A.D., a special army called the Praetorian Guard (allegedly […]

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#4 – Market Predictions for Boston, MA from the American Monetary Association

Boston, MA: -3.5% Return on Investment (2011) Market values in Boston increased significantly from 2000 to 2006, with a steady decline into 2008 and another downward correction following the 2008 financial crisis.  Values appeared to stabilize in the second half of 2009, but have been volatile since then with increases and decreases quickly following one […]

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#3 – Market Predictions for Biloxi/Gulfport, MS from the American Monetary Association

Biloxi/Gulfport, MS: 17.4% Return on Investment (2011) With the “Go Zone” tax advantages extended into 2010, the Biloxi / Gulfport market experienced greater stability than many other similar market areas.  The distinct advantage offered by investment in the “Go Zone” is the ability for qualified investors to recognize 50% of the total allowed depreciation in […]

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