Posts Tagged ‘ QE3 ’

Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 7/16/12

On Monday July 16, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper.

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Part 1 (14:50)

Louis and Ryan speculate whether the Fed will institute another round of quantitative easing. Ryan notes that there is not much more the Fed can do to stimulate spending. Louis argues that encouraging consumption is not the answer but rather savings that can be invested in productive endeavors. Louis predicts that the Fed will not institute QE3 until after the election.

Louis notes that encouraging people to go back to school and take out more debt is not a good idea, but that helps the banks as the loans are guaranteed by the government. Louis questions whether there is a demand for more educated workers and argues for higher interest rates. Louis notes that the sovereigns do not want higher rates as it increases their debt service payments.

Louis notes that the low interest rates cause over investment in the stock market. Louis and Ryan discuss the Facebook valuation. Louis and Ryan discuss how competition weeds out even the strongest companies over time.

Ryan and Louis talk about how homebuyers can benefit from low mortgage interest rates. Louis notes that mainstream media is mostly national and not local. In light of this Louis recommends speaking with a local REALTOR or mortgage professional to get accurate local information.
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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on August 1st, 2012 under HomeGain, HomeGain on Real Estate Radio, Louis Cammarosano on Real Estate Radio

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Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 5/14/12

On Monday May 14, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper.

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Part 1 (14:47)

Ryan notes that one of the Facebook co-founders is renouncing his US citizenship to avoid taxation. Louis notes that the US is the only country that lays a claim on its citizens’ world wide income. Louis notes that if the US wants to be competitive world wide they need to reconsider their taxation policies.Louis that for over 100 years people from all over the world wanted to come to the United States.

Louis notes that the powers in Europe are spending a lot of money to keep Greece in the Euro. Louis notes that RE Radio discusses events in Europe because they have a direct impact on US interest rates. Louis notes that opposition parties in Europe are against austerity programs and that the situation in Europe helps the US as Europe has to debase the Euro by printing more money to bail out its member states. Louis notes that the US is also in the race to debase.

Louis notes that JP Morgan’s losses are probably greater than the $2 billion stated. Louis notes that this situation may pose the need for another bailout, which if were to occur would probably drive more investors into the “safety” of US treasuries and drive interest rates lower.

Louis notes that the journalist coverage of JP Morgan’s trading loss is general and that the specifics are not know. Louis speculates that the loss if probably far greater than reported to date. Louis notes that JP Morgan’s CEO Jamie Dimon is on the board of the NY Federal Reserve. Louis notes that the Federal Reserve is a private bank. Louis notes that depositors don’t keep tabs on their banks’ trading activities because they are satisfied with FDIC insurance. Louis notes the revolving door between the big banks and the US government.

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Posted by: HG Blog Admin on May 20th, 2012 under Louis Cammarosano on Real Estate Radio

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Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 4/23/12

On Monday April 23, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper.

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Part 1 (14:40)

Ryan notes that the Fed is going to meet again next week and that many experts expect another round of quantitative easing. Louis thinks that the Fed won’t announce QE3 and that a lot of capital is flowing into the US as a result of the problems in Europe and that indeed many economists expect the US dollar to appreciate in value. Louis is not certain that is a well founded belief, but one that is prevalent.

Louis notes that an announcement of QE3 might cause a bit of a panic because it would be an admission that the recovery is not taking hold and oil prices would rise. Louis thinks that although the Fed may want to do QE3 they will probably hold off until after the election in November.  Louis notes that the average investor is either short on cash or can not save as interest rates are low so they put their money in the stock market which drives valuations higher.

Louis notes that if you really wanted a strong dollar you would want higher interest rates so people would save money and invest in treasuries, rather than the Fed printing money out of thin air to buy them and thereby devaluing the dollar. Ryan notes that the dollar is appreciating vs the Euro. Louis notes that the dollar is not however strengthening against gold silver and oil. Louis notes that the amount of gold being mined is not as great as the amount of money being printed.

Louis and Ryan note the rising rental market. Louis notes that college grads will also put pressure on the rental market as most won’t be in a position to buy homes as they have student loans to pay and poor job prospects and will more often than not be renting.  Louis notes that the American Dream of home ownership is in jeopardy for young people.

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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on May 1st, 2012 under HomeGain Radio, HomeGain on Real Estate Radio, Louis Cammarosano on Real Estate Radio

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Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 3/12/12

On Monday March 12, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper.

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Part 1 (14:46)

Ryan discusses the upcoming Fed meeting and the potential for more quantitative easing to keep interest rates low. Ryan notes that James Grant refers to the Fed actions as market manipulation. Louis notes that when interest rates are low for items that require borrowing, prices rise (housing, college tuition). Louis agrees that Fed and government policies contribute to this.

Louis notes that when there are low interest rates and an increase in the money supply and credit, not only do prices of goods that require borrowing rise, but prices of commodities like oil and gold and silver also rise. Low interest rates also create a speculative environment.

Ryan and Louis notes that the rise in the cost of oil also impacts the cost of finished goods. Louis notes that if there is QE3, the price of oil would rise which would not be good for the President’s reelection chances. Ryan notes that interest rates will need to rise if the dollar continues to be devalued. Louis notes we have been side tracked by the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street and that has taken public’s attention away from the US debt crisis.

Ryan notes that only Ron Paul is talking about the unsustainability of the US debt. Louis notes that Ron Paul and his message has been marginalized by the main stream media. Louis notes that a target inflation rate is not a good idea as it is a pre-calculated method of taking the value of people’s money away. Louis also notes that low interest rates force savers into the riskier equities market as they can’t get a positive rate of return in CDs. Continue reading this post

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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on March 19th, 2012 under HomeGain, HomeGain Radio, HomeGain on Real Estate Radio, Louis Cammarosano on Real Estate Radio

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