housing bubble Archive

  • Initially, it will be affordable homes. But lucky early people who buy the property in current environment, will most likely only see the monetary gain from acquiring the said property. Most of the government land is located in the prime location, almost everyone will find ways to convert their "affordable" homes into "affordable" paychecks. People knew that everything is rising around them especially food price. So, when everything in term of price is rising around them, what else that they have that can counter or reduce their burden? When someone start selling the "affordable" homes at the higher price, automatically every other property around them start to rise. It is come naturally since current environment is a speculative environment where people are forced to speculate in everything (stocks, property, commodities, currencies, etc) to counter the effect of inflation.

    News – Making way for affordable homes

    Initially, it will be affordable homes. But lucky early people who buy the property in current environment, will most likely only see the monetary gain from acquiring the said property. Most of the government land is located in the prime location, almost everyone will find ways to convert their "affordable" homes into "affordable" paychecks. People knew that everything is rising around them especially food price. So, when everything in term of price is rising around them, what else that they have that can counter or reduce their burden? When someone start selling the "affordable" homes at the higher price, automatically every other property around them start to rise. It is come naturally since current environment is a speculative environment where people are forced to speculate in everything (stocks, property, commodities, currencies, etc) to counter the effect of inflation.

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  • Not 'fine-tuning' but MAJOR overhaul is needed to our economy. We are still using the same Keynesian economics where consumption is good and saving is bad in such that saving deprive the economy the lubricant for more growth. This same Keynesian economics is responsible to what is happening to US and Europe now. The great Keynesian experiment is coming to its end. The problem is debt. We need to teach people to spend within their needs. Not borrowing to buy thing they not really need.

    News – Some fine-tuning needed to fix imbalances, says CIMB Investment

    Not 'fine-tuning' but MAJOR overhaul is needed to our economy. We are still using the same Keynesian economics where consumption is good and saving is bad in such that saving deprive the economy the lubricant for more growth. This same Keynesian economics is responsible to what is happening to US and Europe now. The great Keynesian experiment is coming to its end. The problem is debt. We need to teach people to spend within their needs. Not borrowing to buy thing they not really need.

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  • This is the first step to make a 'bubble'. Once a bubble is formed, the only outcome is burst. Its only the matter how big and how long they can sustain the bubble. Also, the easiest way any government in the world want to paint a good picture of their country in term of economy, is to control the market.

    News – Bursa has potential to keep on growing

    This is the first step to make a 'bubble'. Once a bubble is formed, the only outcome is burst. Its only the matter how big and how long they can sustain the bubble. Also, the easiest way any government in the world want to paint a good picture of their country in term of economy, is to control the market.

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  • The recent increase in the number of new launches offering smaller units in established locations and popular suburbs is driven by the scarcity of land and high land costs, as well as pressure for developers to keep end-pricing affordable. Although the units are small, on a per sq ft basis, the price will be higher than the larger units.

    News – Malaysia’s real estate remains a preferred investment choice

    The recent increase in the number of new launches offering smaller units in established locations and popular suburbs is driven by the scarcity of land and high land costs, as well as pressure for developers to keep end-pricing affordable. Although the units are small, on a per sq ft basis, the price will be higher than the larger units.

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  • Throughout time, the economy of mankind has swung back and forth between some fantastic periods of prosperity and deep dark depressions. It is our failure to understand this mechanism that often drives the politics of the world also between two extremes of totalitarian regimes and communism to periods of enlightenment and democracy. What is most misunderstood is that the economic swings between two extremes are the source of progress itself.

    The Anatomy of Crisis

    Throughout time, the economy of mankind has swung back and forth between some fantastic periods of prosperity and deep dark depressions. It is our failure to understand this mechanism that often drives the politics of the world also between two extremes of totalitarian regimes and communism to periods of enlightenment and democracy. What is most misunderstood is that the economic swings between two extremes are the source of progress itself.

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  • One bubble-market strategy is to just put everything in cash and hide under the bed. How boring! Plus, as your neighbors brag about their profits at cocktail parties, you’ll feel like an idiot until the bubble bursts. Remember, even after your neighbors’ profits have turned to losses and you look smart, you can never get those cocktail parties back!

    The Only Way to Profit From a Stock Market Bubble

    One bubble-market strategy is to just put everything in cash and hide under the bed. How boring! Plus, as your neighbors brag about their profits at cocktail parties, you’ll feel like an idiot until the bubble bursts. Remember, even after your neighbors’ profits have turned to losses and you look smart, you can never get those cocktail parties back!

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  • Guts, persistence, creativity, conviction... as The Greatest Trade Ever shows, they still count for something. In a free market society (or at least a close approximation of one), they always will.

    A Closer Look at the Biggest Trade of All Time

    Guts, persistence, creativity, conviction... as The Greatest Trade Ever shows, they still count for something. In a free market society (or at least a close approximation of one), they always will.

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