American Monetary Association

Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Adam take a moment today to discuss the hot topic of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). Adam, being a big proponent of MMT, plays a clip from a recent episode of The MMT Podcast and discusses what MMT is, how we can use it in our observation of the economy, and what it can mean for our investing. After they finish up their MMT talk, the two profile a property that's available in the Atlanta, GA market.

Key Takeaways:

[3:49] How money becomes money

[8:03] Why Adam and Jason think cryptocurrencies not backed by the government will never thrive

[14:25] What we actually need to worry about when we have a tax cut or increase in government spending

[17:37] Shrinking deficits lead to pullbacks and federal surpluses lead to recessions

[25:40] Property profile in Atlanta

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Ask

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: AMA_309_Adam.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with George Gammon, real estate investor, entrepreneur, investor and TV producer, about what's happening in the repo market and how that impacts the overall economy moving forward. The two address misconceptions about several aspects of investing and whether you should be happy or dismayed about certain aspects of the new Trump tax plan.

Key Takeaways:

[5:05] What is the repo market and why does it matter in the macroeconomic world?

[10:44] Money market funds are big players in the repo market

[13:20] The only "cheap" investment in today's economy is a 30 year fixed rate mortgage

[17:19] The new tax law has changed the way inflation is dealt with, and George doesn't think it'll be good long term

Website:

www.YouTube.com/GeorgeGammon

www.Twitter.com/GeorgeGammon

Direct download: AMA_308_George_Gammon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman’s investment counselor, Adam Schroeder, talks with one the network’s lenders to discuss what mortgage rates are in today’s market. The two discuss current events and the impact that those events might have on available rates with the hypothetical purchase price of $100,000.

 

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: AMA_307_Mortgage_Rate_Update_February_2020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Jason Hartman and economist Thomas look back on the 2010s to see what the biggest stories were for investors. From the War on Terror to Obamacare to the aftermath of the Great Recession, it was a decade fraught with ups and downs that provided opportunities for investors to make good money.

Key Takeaways:

[4:30] The 10th biggest story of the decade: the War on Terror explodes the deficit

[7:37] Why European debt issues will come to the fore in 2022

[11:54] The idea of Purchasing Power Parity and what it says about China's economy vs the US

[15:59] As much as Jason doesn't like Obamacare, it makes the list of Top Stories of the 2010s

[26:09] What Jason learned years ago during his day as a lobbyist

[28:26] Thomas is seeing at least a 15% drop in the market coming when the Fed decides to let risk enter the market again

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: AMA_306_Thomas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm EST

Jason Hartman and economist Thomas look back at some of the happenings of 2019 and then try to envision what's going to be happening in 2020. The primary thing being discussed today is the yield curve. There is constant talk about how a negative yield curve signals recessions, but how long does it have to be negative? Were we inverted too long in 2019? How long before we see the results of the negativity? Jason and Thomas try to answer all these and more.

Key Takeaways:

[4:13] What does the yield curve exploding mean?

[7:17] Why an economist is saying that real estate is less risky than stocks in 2020

[12:36] Hybrid markets had a good 2019 and look like they'll have a good 2020 as well

[13:38] A CNBC clip about the yield curve

[18:14] The Fed has the dual mandate of moderate to low inflation with maximum employment, but they seem to consider financial stability as a 3rd mandate

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: AMA_305_Thomas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:14pm EST

Jason Hartman and Rabbi Evan Moffic take today to review "the best decade in human history". As 2019 ends and we look forward to 2020, Jason and Evan discuss how the real estate market has transformed since 2010. They also examine the mindset of investors that invested through the Great Recession. Lawrence Yun's expectations for 2020 are also dissected.

Key Takeaways:

[3:16] We are wrapping up the best decade in human history

[6:48] What qualities did the people who invested in real estate through the Great Recession have?

[11:56] Lawrence Yun's 2019 real estate year in review

[15:50] Climate change has caused the Northwest Passage to open up, which is huge for shipping

[18:51] Yun's prediction for the housing market in 2020

[24:26] Will the flow of people to cheaper cost of living states continue in the 20s?

[29:34] The "Collapse of Brands"

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: AMA_304_Evan_Moffic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of African Energy Chamber, CEO of Centurion Law Group, and author of the new book Billions At Play: The Future Of African Energy And Doing Deals, about the development that's happening inside Africa. Many outside of Africa view the continent with skepticism, but there's a big shift happening, especially in the banking sector (or lack thereof). Jason and NJ discuss some ways that Africa in general is beating first world countries, as well as how a shift toward property rights could go a long, long way toward more prosperity.

Key Takeaways:

[4:35] Africa may not have first world countries, but it has some infrastructure that's better than countries like the US

[8:03] Africa, unlike the United States, is not banking centric

[11:30] Money transfers have gotten so fast and easy that illiterate grandmothers are doing it

[15:10] What NJ views as the bedrock of a strong society

Website:

www.NJAyuk.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: AMA_NJ_Ayuk.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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