Monthly Archives: January 2011

Monday Real Estate Links Lonely

So, How’d That Securitization Thing Work Out? – TBP Egypt and Tunisia usher in the new era of global food revolutions – Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Political risk has returned with a vengeance. The first food revolutions of our Malthusian era have exposed the weak grip of authoritarian regimes in poor countries that import grain, whether in […]

If You Fear Inflation, Should You Buy Real Estate?

It often gets thrown around that owning real estate is a good “hedge” against inflation. That is, real estate prices will inherently rise under inflationary pressures. As far as conventional wisdom goes, this seems to be the case. But does this rising inflation = rising real estate prices relationship actually hold true? To investigate this idea further, we looked at three separate data time series: National Median Home Price, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and Consumer Price Index (CPI, a measure of inflation).