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Fine Wines: 2022 Market Outlook
Ready to learn more? Read Cult Wines' entire 2022 market outlook here. Fine wine can continue to post healthy performance and carry over a fantastic 2021 campaign into 2022. Economic growth and a deepening supply-demand imbalance point to ongoing price appreciation ... [Read More]
How I came to love NFTs
Admit it: The first time you heard about non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, you probably thought they were ridiculous ... [Read More]
Why Invest When the Market is up over 100%
We currently find ourselves in an unusual situation, as far as the economy and the financial markets. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government and Federal Reserve introduced massive fiscal and monetary stimulus programs ... [Read More]
The Housing Bubble Burst Looms
House prices are at all-time highs, and since a small slump at the start of the pandemic have really seen rapid growth but are they in a bubble? Long story short, probably not, because a few key metrics are keeping them elevated. Federal Gov assistance programs have diminished the foreclosure numbers. Added to that the trillions poured into countless QE and MBS purchases have made mortgage rates be at near all-time lows. Finally, there appear to be real shortfalls in different housing markets, and the pandemics work from anywhere policies are having strong growth in places like Boise, Austin, and Orlando. All of these factors come together to say that there is a relatively low risk of a housing bubble but to keep your eyes peeled.
Finsum: The Case Shiller home price index is at an all-time high but more importantly growing at an all-time rate, this is getting close to bubble territory but it is lacking the speculative component.
Former Commodities Chair Criticizes Biden’s Crypto Regulation
Christopher Giancarlo is a former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and he spoke out against the Biden Admin’s crackdown on crypto. Biden’s Administration has made it clear that he wants tighter controls on stable coins, which peg to the existing government currencies, and crypto more broadly speaking of the systematic risk. Giancarlo says these regulations are short sited and they fail to see how crypto could improve economic growth and efficiency. He also said that a new regulation bureau should be created to manage crypto and that the government should create its own digital dollar. Giancarlo was a republican appointed by the Obama administration, and this criticism could be very important.
FINSUM: Don’t overlook the ability of stable coins to improve economic effectiveness in allowing for more efficient global financial flows.