One aspect influencing the economy and the markets is the Federal Reserve's stimulative monetary policy via its Quantitative Easing (QE) programs. A concern for market participants is the impact on inflation resulting from the QE programs. Current CPI data shows little inflationary impact; however, is there a point in the future where inflation takes hold? If so, how should investors position their investment portfolios. First though, below are several charts confirming the Fed's influence on some economic/monetary variables....
The Future of Real Estate Market: 3 Major Predictions
After a long phase of decline and negative trends the real estate sector has finally emerged out of the blue and showing signs of progressive growth. Real estate growth picked up in the 4th quarter of 2012 and which was initially considered to be a temporary spike during Christmas holidays soon turned out to be the onset of a recovery procedure which is now expected to last for the rest of 2013 and 2014 as well.
How to Make the Most from the Growing Property Market in 2013
What to expect from real estate investment in Europe for 2013
The Real Reason the Economy Is Broken (and Will Stay That Way)
We are far enough and deep enough into the most heroic monetary and fiscal efforts ever undertaken to finally ask, why aren't these measures working?
Or at least we should be. Oddly, many in DC, on Wall Street, and the Federal Reserve continue to steadfastly refuse to include anything in their approaches and frameworks other than "more of the same."
Gamblers, Waiters and Strippers - Keys to Economic Recovery?
When you think about Florida what comes to mind?
For me it's sunshine... golf courses... Lincolns, Buicks and Cadillacs... big-box "senior living" centers... and, of course, ubiquitous retirees.
We may make fun of Florida as one big old folks' home. But by 2030 the average American will be older than the average Floridian is today.