AMA 307: Mortgage Rate Update February 2020

Jason Hartman’s investment counselor, Adam Schroeder, talks with one the network’s lenders to discuss what mortgage rates are in today’s market. The two discuss current events and the impact that those events might have on available rates with the hypothetical purchase price of $100,000.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

 

AMA 306: Decade’s 10 Biggest Events for Investors

Jason Hartman and economist Thomas look back on the 2010s to see what the biggest stories were for investors. From the War on Terror to Obamacare to the aftermath of the Great Recession, it was a decade fraught with ups and downs that provided opportunities for investors to make good money.

Key Takeaways:

[4:30] The 10th biggest story of the decade: the War on Terror explodes the deficit

[7:37] Why European debt issues will come to the fore in 2022

[11:54] The idea of Purchasing Power Parity and what it says about China’s economy vs the US

[15:59] As much as Jason doesn’t like Obamacare, it makes the list of Top Stories of the 2010s

[26:09] What Jason learned years ago during his day as a lobbyist

[28:26] Thomas is seeing at least a 15% drop in the market coming when the Fed decides to let risk enter the market again

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

AMA 305: America’s Economy in 2020

Jason Hartman and economist Thomas look back at some of the happenings of 2019 and then try to envision what’s going to be happening in 2020. The primary thing being discussed today is the yield curve. There is constant talk about how a negative yield curve signals recessions, but how long does it have to be negative? Were we inverted too long in 2019? How long before we see the results of the negativity? Jason and Thomas try to answer all these and more.

Key Takeaways:

[4:13] What does the yield curve exploding mean?

[7:17] Why an economist is saying that real estate is less risky than stocks in 2020

[12:36] Hybrid markets had a good 2019 and look like they’ll have a good 2020 as well

[13:38] A CNBC clip about the yield curve

[18:14] The Fed has the dual mandate of moderate to low inflation with maximum employment, but they seem to consider financial stability as a 3rd mandate

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

AMA 298: How Economic Incentives Impact Communities with Maker City’s Peter Hirshberg

Jason Hartman talks with Peter Hirshberg, founder of Maker City® Project and CEO and co-founder of Lighthouse.one, about Opportunity Zones and how they work with constructing cities. Jason and Peter explore how the incentives were created and why they are crucial to the success of projects like Opportunity Zones.

Key Takeaways:

[1:56] Economic reinvention is a bottom up thing as people found what they were good at and innovators moved into the city

[6:08] Why you have to create incentives like those the Opportunity Zone offers

[10:10] Why real estate matters

Website:

www.Lighthouse.one

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

AMA 297: Economic Benefits of Opportunity Zones with Obama’s Sr Economic Advisor Steve Glickman

Jason Hartman talks with Steve Glickman, Senior Economic Advisor to President Barack Obama and chief architect of the Opportunity Zone project, about how the Opportunity Zone system works, the definition of an Opportunity Zone and what benefits the program provides for real estate investors.

Key Takeaways:

[1:14] There are now 8,766 Opportunity Zones across the US

[5:31] There are about 300 Opportunity Zone funds targeting $65 billion and have raised about 15% so far. How big is this expected to get?

[8:28] The 2 big factors in why zone based programs become unsuccessful

[10:16] What is the Opportunity Zone program?

[13:23] Will Opportunity Zones exacerbate gentrification?

Website:

www.Lighthouse.one

AMA 296: Globalization, Leading Indicators & Tariffs with Brian Beaulieu, ITR Economics CEO

Jason Hartman talks with Brian Beaulieu, author of Prosperity in the Age of Decline and CEO of ITR Economics, about what’s really going on in our economy right now. It’s not as doom and gloom as some people have made it out to be, and it wasn’t so a few years back. Brian explains what indicators you should really be paying attention to and what’s coming up in 2020 as well.

Key Takeaways:

[2:14] What is the next cycle going to be?

[5:27] The G7 leading indicator is something you should be watching

[9:55] The peculiarity of the trade tariffs that have been imposed

[13:06] Globalization is under severe negative pressure

Website:

www.ITREconomics.com

AMA 294: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West by Hernando de Soto

Jason Hartman talks with Hernando De Soto, founder and President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy and author of The Mystery of Capital:, about the elements of capitalism that are most important and how property rights are absolutely essential. They also discuss the growing sentiment toward socialism in the United States and what impact that could have.

Key Takeaways:

[1:45] The 5 mysteries of capital

[6:35] Capitalism is one of the few (if not only) systems that gives the lower classes a chance against the rich

[13:07] What we do as capitalists does not translate to what we do in politics

[17:53] The issue of equal opportunity for capital has to be addressed for capitalism to regain its popularity

Website:

www.ILD.org.pe

AMA 293: Changing Asset Management & Boom Year Ahead? with Daniel Ameduri

Jason Hartman talks with Daniel Ameduri, co-founder of Future Money Trends newsletter and author of Don’t Save For Retirement: A Millennial’s Guide to Financial Freedom, about how the working environment has changed from the Baby Boomers to Millennials and how the Millennial generation need to change their mindset about retirement in order to not be left behind when they’re ready to leave the rat race.

Key Takeaways:

[4:02] What does Daniel mean when he tells people not to save for retirement???

[8:16] Beware financial advisers, there’s more education required to be a hair stylist

[12:59] Millennials should embrace the freelance economy

[17:18] Daniel is seeing boom time for the next year

Website:

www.FutureMoneyTrends.com/Save

AMA 292: Governments & Digital Currency with Institute for Global Economic Growth’s Richard Rahn, Advisor to President George HW Bush & Chief Economist of US Chamber of Commerce for Ronald Reagan

Jason Hartman talks with Richard Rahn, Advisor to former President George HW Bush and Chief Economist of US Chamber of Commerce for Ronald Reagan, about his thoughts on digital currencies and whether they will ever full grab hold in the United States with the power of the government. They also discuss Richard’s time in politics and why he left the White House.

Key Takeaways:

[1:00] When Richard started being interested in what would eventually become cryptocurrency

[8:23] The government could target any one of us because most people are committing crimes they don’t even know about. But going after encrypted peer-to-peer transactions would be impossible

[12:16] Why does Richard think Bitcoin won’t be the answer?

[13:29] Richard’s time in the Reagan and Bush administration

Website:

www.IGEG.org

AMA 291: USA’s Continuing Economic Expansion

Jason Hartman talks with Doug about short-term debt cycles and what’s going on with our economic expansion that’s been happening for years. It’s been going on for a long time, and at some point it’s going to turn, so how do we recognize it?

Key Takeaways:

[2:10] The Wealth Effect in a booming economy

[4:44] What precipitates the turn of the economy?

[11:05] The principles that drive the stock market are the same ones that drive real estate

[14:40] Can GDP growth and stock market growth have diverging rates of growth for extended periods?

[19:57] The primary reason this economic expansion has gone on so long is that it hasn’t been inflationary

[26:16] The looming pension crisis

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

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