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The global cities most at risk of a real estate bubble

“Every year, UBS publishes the Global Real Estate Bubble Index, and the most recent edition shows several key markets in bubble territory” writes Visual Capitalist for businessinsider.com. The bank highlights Toronto as the biggest potential bubble risk, noting that real prices have doubled over 13 years, while real rents and real income have only increased 5% and 10% respectively.However, the largest city in Canada was certainly not the only global financial center with real estate appreciating at rapid rates in the last year.For many funds, financial institutions, and wealthy individuals,…

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It’s not just bitcoin — ‘this is the everything bubble,’ warns crypto bear Peter Boockvar

“This is the everything bubble generated by seven years of zero interest rates and negative interest rates overseas and massive amounts of money printing” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Bitcoin’s price slump could signal another stock market shock is coming, according to Bleakley Financial Group’s Peter Boockvar.Not only is the bitcoin crash still fresh, Boockvar predicts central banks abandoning easy money policies will further eat away at risk appetites. “Since the price of bitcoin is still well above where this parabola has started, I still think there is a lot…

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EU regulators warn Bitcoin investors of ‘pricing bubble’

“The European Union’s top banking, securities and pensions watchdogs have all warned cryptocurrency investors could lose all their money as Bitcoin enters a “pricing bubble”” writes James Titcomb for telegraph.co.uk. The trio of regulators – the European Banking Authority, European Securities and Markets Authority, and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority – warned there were no safeguards for consumers buying into the £290 billion cryptocurrency market.Bitcoin soared in value in recent months before losing more than half its value, leaving investors who bought in at the highest prices out of pocket. Source: telegraph.co.uk…

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Blockchain name-grabbing has echoes of dotcom bubble

“During the dot-com boom, France Telecom changed its name to France Tele.com, and because of that its share price exploded.”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. LONDON (Reuters) – If you want a quick boost to your company’s share price, adding “blockchain” to your name will work – at least for a while.The average share price of such companies has risen more than threefold since such name changes, according to Reuters data, with experts comparing the practice to a similar rush during the dotcom bubble.The rally has come despite regulators…

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Janet Yellen calls stock market, real estate valuations ‘high’ in last interview before exit as Fed chief

“Janet Yellen ended her long career at the Federal Reserve with concerns over how high the stock market has surged under her watch” writes Carlos Barria for cnbc.com. Yellen said in an interview with CBS News that market valuations are the source of some concern as she headed into private life following a 14-year Fed career, the last four as the chair. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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The Sound of a Cyber Bubble Popping

“This situation may explain a recent flurry of press releases from cyber firms like Tenable, Cylance and Duo” writes Robert Hackett for fortune.com. This is a welcome change from a year ago when too many companies blew off cyber defense as an exotic affair they didn’t need.Meanwhile, the cyber-security industry is experiencing its own bubble bursting, albeit in much less dramatic fashion.The investor uncertainty, though, is just one part of the cyber story. Source: fortune.com Share This:

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This is biggest bubble in history, says economist who predicted 2008 crash

“The economist credited with predicting the 2008 global financial crisis said a 12% fall in the value of bitcoin on Friday was the latest proof that the cryptocurrency was the biggest bubble in history and destined for a crash” writes Angela Monaghan for theguardian.com. Selling pressure at the moment is intense as there has been nothing but bad news for bitcoin bulls of late.”. Roubini said the sharp fall was the beginning of a crash that would see the value of the digital currency plummet “all the way down to…

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Both stocks and bonds in a bubble? Cash really is king

“The 10-year Treasury, of which many market rates are benchmarked, reached its all-time low yield in July 2016” writes Source Wsop for cnbc.com. No one wants to leave money on the table by holding on to cash in their investment portfolio.But for the last week or so, it’s been tough for investors to avoid a thought of going to cash.Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said on Wednesday that both stocks and bonds are in bubbles. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Wall Street can’t stop sounding the alarm on a ‘double bubble’ in both stocks and bonds

“There are two bubbles: We have a stock market bubble, and we have a bond market bubble,” he said” writes Joe Ciolli for businessinsider.com. “At the end of the day, the bond market bubble will eventually be the critical issue, but for the short term it’s not too bad.”. Both asset classes are in a bubble, he said, attributing the bond situation to debt that’s risen “very significantly.”. As Wall Street grows increasingly concerned about overheated conditions in multiple asset classes, one troubling word keeps popping up: “bubble.”. For months,…

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Is Testosterone to Blame for the Current Bitcoin “Bubble”?

“However, it does confirm the Bitcoin price is male testosterone at work first and foremost” reports newsbtc.com. This became even more evident when the Bitcoin price almost hit $20,000 last year.There are many different reasons why the Bitcoin price goes up.His findings show the male traders are more prone to pumping the Bitcoin price.More specifically, it is evident this “one-upmanship” attitude may be the reason people see Bitcoin as a bubble. Source: newsbtc.com Share This:

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