How big of a deal is the trade squabble between the United States and China? Over the past 20 years, the global Gross Domestic Product has risen from $32 trillion to over $86 trillion, which is a 5% compounded annual rate (CAGR). During this timeframe, China’s GDP grew from $1.1 trillion to $13.6 trillion. Theread more USA + China = 40% of Global Economic Activity
National Home Prices rose 3.2% year-over-year, according to S&P/Case-Shiller. Atlanta, Boston, and Miami led metro area price appreciation at 4.0%, 3.9%, and 3.9%, respectively. While Los Angeles, New York, and San Franciso trailed the national average by single digits, but still rose 1.1%, 0.9%, and 0.2%. Census Bureau tabulates occupied housing units at 122.5 million.read more Housing Rises by $1 Trillion
According to the BLS inflation measured by the Consumer Price Index increased modestly 1.7% last year. However, for those of us that bills to pay each month some of the items after adjusting for inflation have risen far more than 1.7%. The cost of health insurance rose 10x that amount. How about household repair expensesread more Is there Inflation or Not?
When it comes to investing where to invest geographically can be quite important. For savers and investors seeking to diversify their portfolios domestically and internationally, author Tiziana Barghini in Global Finance Magazine states, “Economic freedom is the key to prosperity and growth.” Ms. Barghini provides four broad categories to get right: 1. Rule of Lawread more Geographically – Where to Invest
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