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Demographic Trends

What 2014 Demographic Trends Show About Urban Life

Demographic trends clearly show that as any emerging or more developed country urbanizes, people tend to have fewer kids. Urban life costs more and people tend to be more highly

Business Cycle

Geopolitical Cycle is Revving Up for Decline

It was late 2005 when I realized that the bubble I had predicted three years earlier just wasn’t expanding the way I thought it would. It was an unexpected development,


What Cycles Reveal About Stocks and Crashes

You can’t compare favorable geopolitical cycles (such as the 1983 to 2000) to unfavorable cycles (2001 to 2019). It’s like comparing apples to oranges. A case in point is comparing

Housing Market

The Yuan and the Global Housing Market

China’s wealthy sector is looking for new countries in which to settle with their families and with their money. This emigration is the leading factor in the sky-high real estate prices


Scottish Economy on the Rocks

Tomorrow, Scottish voters will determine if they separate from the United Kingdom. If the “yes” sweeps, it’ll reverse a union dating back to 1707. Few pundits are making positive comments

Demographic Trends

Promising Demographic Trends

I’m an entrepreneur at heart, focusing on the demographic trends that impact our economy and markets — not the corporate consultant and manager I was trained to be. I started

Housing Market

The 2009 Housing Market Soirée

The goal of then Fed Chair Ben Bernanke was clear: ride the ship of the mortgage market, and therefore the housing market, by vacuuming large chunks of mortgage-backed bonds out

Housing Market

Housing Market: Kids Sold Separately

This is what’s not happening in the housing market: young people buying homes — even though there are falling mortgage costs and rising rents. According to a recent Zillow press


Innovation Plus Curves Equals Magic

One of the best-selling books that talks about innovation, “that magic moment,” has been Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point. I applaud this book for its breakthrough insights and simplicity, and


The Global Economy is Watching ISIS

The biggest news topic in our global economy now centers on the growing threat from ISIS. They are well-funded, well-organized and brutal. Their on-the-ground army in Iraq and Syria and