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Economic Webinar: Michael Douville, Charles Nenner, Walter Zimmerman, and Dave Ellefson, April 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Michael Douville with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2020 by paulthepoke

Ecclesiastes 7:12 For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

Ecclesiastes 7:19 Wisdom makes the wise man stronger than ten rulers in a city.

Last week Michael Douville hosted an economic webinar discussing the current status of the global economy. The webinar lasts about one hour and is worth every second. Some of the world’s leading economic and market minds are included. For free Wall St. quality content, click on the link below.

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The real estate market and the 18 year property cycle were reviewed. Housing market analysis was provided.

Dr. Charles Nenner, one of the world’s leading cyclical economist and researcher, provided his latest information regarding the United States stock market. Nenner also mentioned his thoughts on the bond market. He believes corporate debt is junk and corporate interest rates are going higher. Nenner states the safer play is United States Treasury rates going down.

Michael Douville talks about the ramifications of a strong US dollar. Walter Zimmerman’s recent currency research is a point of emphasis.

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Megadeth’s bassist Dave Ellefson checks in and discusses real estate investment and execution. Ellefson is promoting free music lessons and his charitable website.

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Your instructors will be: David Ellefson (Megadeth), Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Jimmy Degrasso (Ex-Megadeth, Alice Cooper), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons of Apollo, Ex-Guns N’ Roses), Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch), Chad Szeliga (Black Star Riders, Walking with Lions), Chris Poland (Ex-Megadeth), Phil Demmel (Ex-Machine Head), and more to be announced.

Q&A section is provided at the end of the presentation.

How will this impact Investment Strategies? What are the implications for Foreign Investors? Where is a good place to invest? Stocks, Bonds, Gold and Silver, Real Estate (Good chart from Charles Nenner) What is the implication for interest rates. Will property continue to appreciate? Will rents continue to increase. Will net immigration continue? Is this a good time to sell? Is this a good time to buy? With Special Guest: Dave Ellefson

Dr. Charles Nenner Housing Update, Wall Street Blood Bath, March 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Michael Douville, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2020 by paulthepoke

Ecclesiastes 7:12 For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

Proverbs 27:12 The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

One of the most influential Cycle Researchers in the World, Charles Nenner has recently release his charts on the housing industry. Please keep in mind, this information was released before the onset of COVID 19, the coronavirus. This was also released before the Saudis and the Russians engaged in a price war in the oil markets.

Charles Nenner a World Class Market Researcher has sent me his chart of Lennar which he uses as a proxy for the US Housing Market. The chart shows a slowing until late in 2020. However, as a separate asset class this may be a great investment to earn excellent cash flow from a conservative investment.

Click on the link below for Nenner’s thoughts.

 

No one knows how badly the Coronavirus will affect the Global Economy or the Individual Family. However, the world is connected. Be prudent, take precautionary actions such as extra food, medicine, fever reducers, water, and additional cash at home. Discuss Financial exposure with your Advisor, review the asset classes.

Michael shared his thoughts a couple of weeks ago regarding the financial and economic impact of the coronavirus. These comments are more timely than ever. Click on the link below for Michael’s insights.

 

Today was a certified train wreck in the financial markets. Russia and Saudi Arabia have engaged in a war over the price of oil. The result was a crash in the price of oil. The price for a barrel of oil dropped 24% in a day. West Texas Crude settled at $31.13 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrial, S&P 500, and the NASDAQ were all off by over 7% today. Circuit breakers kicked in less than 5 minutes into trading and the markets were stopped for 15 minutes.

The 10 year treasury note closed below .5% or 50 basis points. The 30 year noted was below 1.0%

COVID 19 continues to grow across the globe. Italy has officially quarantined the population of the entire country.

  • 113,000+ infected globally
  • 4,000+ deaths globally
  • Italy approaching 10,000 cases
  • 112 countries and regions affected
  • 605 cases in the United States

 

Dr. Charles Nenner’s Thoughts January 2020 – An Interview with Michael Douville

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Michael Douville with tags , , , , , , , on January 20, 2020 by paulthepoke

Ecclesiastes 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…

Ecclesiastes 7:12 For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

Dr. Charles Nenner

As one of the most influential Cycle Researchers in the World, Charles Nenner shared his most recent research and discussed the Cycles of Stocks, Bonds, Interest Rates, and the safer harbor for Income Investors, Real Estate.

As Dr. Nenner repeatedly states all things change. Good times end, Bad times end and everything cycles from Seasons to Interest Rates. 

The expansion is so old and so long many have forgotten that Business Cycles complete, they change! The Business Cycle transitions from Expansion to Contraction slowly, then all of a sudden.

Insider trading is at a record pace. Corporate insiders are raising cash. Warren Buffet does not see much value in the stock market.

Dr. Nenner sees government issued interest rates going down. Be wary of corporate bonds. There is a lot of junk out there!

Nenner looks for the dollar to get stronger. He also thinks gold and silver will perform well and appreciate in value. Some publications indicate Nenner is looking for gold to go to $2500 per ounce in 2020. It is time to be conservative and cautious.

For Dr. Nenner’s thoughts and commentary, check out the video below with Michael Douville.

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Window of Opportunity to Refinance?

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Michael Douville, Trend Update with tags , , , , , on May 6, 2019 by paulthepoke

Ecclesiastes 7:12 For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

Proverbs 27:23 Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds…

Be vigilant and protect your resources. The economic cycle appears to be winding down. The yield curve on interest rates has inverted. Position yourself now to grow your wealth. There is a window of opportunity to refinance. Michael discusses the next 12-18 months of the business cycle and how to position yourself for an economic slowdown. Michael also has a plan on navigating the business cycle once the slowdown is over. Do you have a plan?

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Put yourself in a financial position to be a lender instead of a borrower.

Proverbs 22:7 The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

Recession in Europe, Michael Douville

Posted in Michael Douville, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2019 by paulthepoke

Proverbs 22:3 The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

Recession may be starting in Europe!

Real Estate is an illiquid asset, tenants and leases and sales and marketing and escrows take time. The timing model clearly indicates slowdown and for over a year the warnings have been very clear. The slowdown is now fact and price declines are starting to become visible.


Europe is teetering on the edge of a Recession. A Recession with Historic Debt and non-existent Interest rates!


New data shows Central Bank Intervention in the Global markets; markets react quickly as seen in the  recent runup. However, the liquidity lag time for the general Economy is easily a few quarters and may be too late to avoid a Recession.

Economic indications indicate Italy and the Netherlands have entered into recession. How should we prepare for global economic recession.


Is the Powerhouse of Europe, Germany, heading into Recession? What will this mean for the United States?

Click on the video for German economic data

A Recession now could be EPIC! It also coincides with the Timing Model; the precursor to the ‘Explosive” Phase.


Recession Watch, January 2019… Michael Douville

Posted in Michael Douville, Trend Update with tags , , , , , on January 14, 2019 by paulthepoke

Proverbs 15:21-23 Folly is a joy to him who lacks sense, but a man of understanding walks straight ahead. Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed. To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!

Recession has hit the western European countries of France and Germany. Social unrest and the yellow vest protests continue.

Asian countries Taiwan, South Korea, and China have entered into recession.

Debt is at risk…
Recession is hitting global markets, will it reach the US?

Michael’s economic calls have been on the money. He is a national, syndicated author for the Wall Street Greek. Great information available!

Prepare for a Housing Correction

Posted in Michael Douville with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2018 by paulthepoke

Ecclesiastes 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

Ecclesiastes 3:3b a time to break down, and a time to build up…

 

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This is not good news. As you know by now, I have been in the Real Estate business for over 45 years and I have experienced first hand the effects of the Business Cycle and the Real Estate Cycle. My first experience with a Cycle Completion taught me to respect   the sheer and unforgiving power of the Cycle and I have been a Student ever since.  I will share what I have learned.

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There is a Cycle to Everything; rain, drought, moon, eclipse, orbits, Sun Spots, and what I am concerned with today, the Real Estate Cycle. Edward R. Dewy, Phil Anderson, and several contemporary researchers have identified the 18.5 year cycle for housing.  The Great Financial Crisis and the bursting of the unsustainable Housing Bubble is an indelible period burned in many Investors memories.  The decline started really in 2007 and accelerated into 2008. My Home market is the Phoenix MSA ; one of the 4 most adversely affected markets in the Nation. I definitely remember! What is harder to pinpoint is the bottom of the trough as it becomes a process drawn out over several months. However, in the Phoenix MSA, bottom was achieved sometime in the very late 2009 to very early 2010. Virtually all of the troubled markets seemed to bottom  together. In my Conferences, I use January 1, 2010 as the turning point. Researchers and statistics indicate the Real Estate cycle is 18.5 years which places the next bottom July 1, 2028; in a perfect world. That is almost 10 years from now: so what?

Get out of Debt, Raise Cash, Sell any marginal Property NOW!!! Review Financial Vulnerabilities to Equities and Bonds. Reduce Risk!

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The Real Estate Cycle keeps repeating itself over and over again. Cycle data in the US recorded as far back as 300 years; to pre-revolution!  Also repeating in the data is a period of vulnerability for a Housing Correction 7.5 to 9.5 years from the bottom. This corresponds to July 2017 to June 2019; the current time frame!  These corrections can be very vicious or relatively mild. My personal concern is for an Epic Correction.  When investing, these cycles become exit and entry points for Capital Deployment as well harbingers for Economic Distress for Real Estate Slowdowns seem to be always accompanied by a Stock, Bond, or Economic corrections which will affect jobs, interest rates,  Foreign Exchange,  and therefore businesses and families. Forewarned is forearmed. I have been warning about this vulnerability for 18 months; advising  to raise cash and reduce debt. Nationally, Existing Home Sales have dropped for the last 7 months and September sales plunged! Indeed, as an example, the very vibrant Denver Market experienced a 30% drop in sales across all price ranges in a 30 day period from August to September. Declining sales is the preview to declining prices. The Correction in Housing has probably begun!

This graph, courtesy of ECRI, clearly shows the decline.

Someday, the cause of the decline will be researched, but now coupled with the Housing Correction is a Global Economic Slowdown underway causing turmoil overseas and ravaging the Emerging Markets. The Slowdown had been recognized by very few and the effects have not become apparent in the US yet.

However, Ned Davis Research has released their recent findings with a 92% certainty that a Global Recession has already started or will very soon. Should a Recession arrive, employment and business will certainly suffer. However, Rental Properties actually improve. Cash flow from conservative rentals should provide a consistent Income Stream for you and your family. As buyers are removed from the Buying Market, the Rental Market actually improves as the demand for housing remains, but the ownership changes. A prepared Investor can actually make purchases at discounted prices and quickly lease them as demand for housing should remain.

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Get out of Debt, Raise Cash, Sell any marginal Property NOW!!! Review Financial Vulnerabilities to Equities and Bonds. Reduce Risk! Baby Boomers should look for cash flow from more conservative assets as the typical Stock Portfolio loss from a recession is 39.6%; at my age, an unacceptable loss. A vicious recession can put stock losses in the 60-90% range. Certainly a game Changer!  Rentals should be assessed for tenant quality rather than maximizing Rental Rates. Mortgages should be reviewed for refinancing to fixed rate encumbrances. Core properties especially should be debt free or extremely low LTV’s to provide Income and act as a Lifeboat in any Turmoil. Protect your capital, Protect your Credit, protect your FAMILY!

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Habakkuk 1:5 Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told. -LORD God

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