Time to Wake Up?

By |2018-01-29T13:19:20+00:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: Global Market Update|Tags: , , |

When does your alarm go off? Illustration: Sun Ladder. Source: Wikipedia Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Today, he might say, “Most people are asleep.” In the early 19th century folks had to fight just stay alive: to feed, clothe, and keep themselves and warm and dry. Today, life isn’t so grim. We don’t struggle with starvation any more. Indeed, most of our diseases are ones of overabundance, not [...]

The Missing Asset (Part 2)

By |2017-02-03T16:05:21+00:00February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Global Market Update|Tags: , , , |

Is this a good time to add real estate to a portfolio? Image: Photoeverywhere.co.uk Real estate is a cyclical asset. When times are good, everyone is expanding. They want to be a part of the boom. When times are bad, it’s impossible to even think about positive returns, much less growth. And, of course, your perspective is always affected by your personal experience. While real estate is a global asset class, all real estate is local. Real [...]