Dr. Doom said,
“Now we’re facing the perfect storm: inflation, stagflation, recession, and a potential debt crisis,” Roubini said.
No one has a crystal ball, but me!
Seriously, though, there’s always economic doom, isn’t there? Heck, another article said 60% of people are living paycheck to paycheck. So doom is a daily occurrence for them. Our debt based economy has always been a bad deal for the most part.
Back in the day, people made their investment coin by purchasing bonds. That all flipped, especially with the record low interest rates we’ve had over the last decade or so. Low rates mean, money is cheap. This led to lots of stock market speculation.
Then factor in COVID and the rest is history.
Yep, something is going to break, it already has. Have you seen mortgage rates these days? They’re now at 7%, but house pricing haven’t dropped a lot considering mortgages rates were under 3%, what, 6 months ago.
House prices really need to drop in half at this point with rates where they are. Remember, people don’t buy the mortgage, they buy the payment. People cannot afford the payment at 7%. This will have all sorts of other consequences.
However, for now, the Federal Reserve continues to raise rates, which I applaud. Will they turn back, I don’t know. No one does right now. The mainstream media keeps pushing that narrative though as it would bring back the roaring stock markets and keep the good times rolling.
But, it’s time for a correction. We’ve gone too far off the mark and this is, and will affect the entire globe. Will it finally be “the big one?” No one knows, I’ve been hearing about the big one for 20 years. So we will have to wait and see what happens.
In the meantime, don’t sweat it. Do what you can do, go outside and have some fun and enjoy life. Doom and gloom never improved a single persons life in world history.
That’s a fact.
P.S. A lot of people who scare folks about everything under the sun said the Federal Reserve would keep expanding their balance sheet forever, buying up everything. Well, they’ve now reduced it by $630 billion in a matter of months. This is tied to the increase in interest rates. Note: The boogieman isn’t everywhere, only under your bed.
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