Return on Stocks vs. San Francisco Property: Jan 2000 to Oct 2009

Someone sent the graph below comparing stock indices to San Francisco Real Estate form 2000 to present. Obviously there are a lot of assumptions here and this cannot dictate any individual’s property investment decision, but worthy of debate. One of The Basis Point’s investment management contributors had this to say about it: Makes me want

Dow Posts 2nd Highest Ever Point Gain of 889

US stock markets shot up today as investors hunted for bargains and placed their bets on the Fed Funds Rate being cut by 50 basis points to 1% tomorrow. The last time the Fed Funds Rate was at 1% was from June 2003 to June 2004, and then Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan has been widely

Bear Market: The Number One Threat To America

The traditional definition of a bear market is a 20% market decline. It’s hard to peg an official bear market because maybe one index drops that much but the others don’t. Or maybe things rebound quickly after a drop. But as of today it seems to be real: Since their peaks in October 2007, the