By Wealthcompound:It seems that the consensus among the financial pundits is that we are heading towards a correction. This chorus of punditry has of course grown much louder after the recent 5 day losing streak in U.S. equity markets. Are they right? I have no clue. Whether markets have a mild correction, big correction or no correction at all really doesn't matter. However, if recent history is any guide, a spring/summer sell-off could be in the cards. Here are three stocks to research further to prepare for Mr.
In markets across the world, housing is back in a big way. But to the chagrin of those living in some of the globe's hottest cities, a booming housing market doesn't always mean that locals are the ones who can afford to buy. In many cities, foreign buyers — particularly Chinese and Russian investors — are buying up real estate like crazy and driving property prices to pre-financial crisis levels. Here are four markets being spurred by foreign investors.
House prices - with respect to both levels and changes - differ widely across OECD countries. As a simple measure of relative rich or cheapness, the OECD calculates if the price-to-rent ratio (a measure of the profitability of owning a house) and the price-to-income ratio (a measure of affordability) are above their long-term averages, house prices are said to be overvalued, and vice-versa.