What you should know about negative real interest rates

How negative real rates distort everything Normally a mortgage is a liability. And bonds are a low risk, low return asset. However when real interest rates are negative you can throw these conventional concepts out the window. The graph below shows the difference between a government bond yield and inflation (CPI.) The economy experiences negative real rates when… Read More »

Where do people get the money to buy expensive houses?

High income and cheap credit Why are real estate prices so high? Isn’t the economy still recovering? Yes. Millions have lost their jobs and many are still looking for work. But recessions don’t affect everyone equally. The number of high income individuals is often underestimated. So in today’s post I’ll explain how people can afford to buy multi-million dollar… Read More »