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Worst Housing Affordability” since 1991 excluding Bubble; Real House Prices and Price-to-Rent Ratio in April

by Calculated Risk on 6/29/2022 10:00:00 AM Today, in the Calculated Risk Real Estate Newsletter: Worst Housing Affordability" since 1991 excluding BubbleExcerpt: I’ve put together my own affordability index -…

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Optimism Among US Business Leaders Drops To New Low Amid Rising Inflation, Supply Issues, Labor Shortages

Authored by Katabella Roberts via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)Optimism among business leaders regarding the outlook of the U.S. economy has drastically declined in the past year, according to JPMorgan’s 2022 Business…

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“Bullsh*t”: Claim Trump “Lunged” For Steering Wheel On Jan 6 Discredited By Secret Service

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,The January 6 Committee’s credibility has plummeted after claims by former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson that President Trump “lunged” for the steering…

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As CalPERS Doubles Down on Private Equity, New Analysis Finds CalPERS’ Private Equity Returns “Based on a Mirage;” Another Study Reaffirms that Private Equity Drags Down Performance

As we’ve described at length over the years, pension funds like CalPERS are violating their fiduciary duties when they invest in private equity. Remember that a basic requirement is to…

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Reminders: Don’t Accuse People of Manipulating the Data before Figuring Out What Has Been Done, and Other Helpful Hints for Not Losing All Credibility

Some additional notes for my students: Why I try to understand where the data come from before accusing people of distorting or hiding data Why I don’t a priori accuse…

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