In spite of the surge in interest in buying every stock on the planet, one particular item has continued its regular downbeat: IYR, the real estate ETF:(more…)
Slope of Hope Blog Posts
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Real Entry Point
The nauseating strength the market has shown since October 13th is well expressed by an industry that is running headlong into disaster: real estate. The ETF for this, IYR, has been a persistent favorite of mine, and price action is now butting right up against important resistance.(more…)
Real Estate Breakdown Accelerating
Now that IYR broke its trendline, the slippery slope is kicking in.
Ready, Set, Sold
The Only Bearish Chart I Dislike
Yep, you guessed it. This is the value of my family’s principal residence. My net worth has gone down $3 million from this one asset over the course of three years. In other words, the value has been thrown back to 2015. Worse yet, anyone see a head & shoulders pattern? I sure do! I can only take comfort that we bought it in 1991 when it was half a million bucks, and there are countless poor bastards that paid the sickening values at the peak who actually HAVE lost millions (instead of just lacking millions that were never really there in the first place). Imagine having a mortgage bigger than the value of your house AND having to pay property taxes twice a year based on the inflated price you paid! Oh my gard.(more…)