Fri, 7 April 2017
Jason Hartman talks with James Adams, former Waffle House employee and analyst. His new book, Waffle Street: The Confessions & Rehabilitation of a Financier, tells of his time working on Wall Street during the housing market crash. After exiting the modern version of organized crime that is Wall Street, James got a job at Waffle House. His time there led him to write his book (now movie starring Danny Glover).
James explains the central banking system, the ramifications of printing money, and which major nation the next crisis might wipe out.
[1:25] James' original title for the book
[5:02] While some areas of the book are dramatized, the crisis was on a bigger scale than anyone could imagine.
[6:25] Haphazard underwriting and an improbable US housing decline made many US financial institutions to reassure clients until the crash happened
[9:23] The ripple effects of leverage because of how out of whack rent to home price ratios were
[12:05] James fears the treasury balance sheets of G8 countries could be the cause for another meltdown.
[14:23] Central banks are creating electronic liabilities.
[16:10] What needs to be done to the banks before we can even begin to solve our underlying problems
[21:59] Printing money works until it doesn't
[22:38] Japan has many factors that are working against their long term success
[23:58] Are options on Japanese debt a good idea?
[26:05] The Waffle Street film is trending well on Netflix and is experiencing good distribution.
[27:10] James has another movie and works as a Senior Research Analyst
Fri, 31 March 2017
Jason Hartman and Ed Conard, founding partner of Bain Capital, discuss the current economic situation facing America. Conard is the author of Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About the Economy is Wrong, and The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class. The conversation includes discussion on CEO pay, the tech industry, and the impact of current regulations on competition in the marketplace.
[1:28] Ed the tremendous growth Bain Capital was able to achieve while he was there with Mitt Romney
[3:30] Bain Capital offered clients the ability to invest in capital management and management supervision deals
[5:07] Bain Capital also used a higher risk strategy, which allowed them to capitalize on investments in undervalued assets.
[7:21] The Upside of Inequality explores the American workers productivity
[12:18] The US economy is accelerating and the Fortune 400 continues to have turnover, which are both good signs for our country
[14:47] CEO pay may grab headlines, but it may not be quite so outlandish
[19:36] Tech companies pay less taxes and have fewer regulations
[21:22] Profitability in the tech sector continues to grow
[22:23] There's a profitability squeeze in most of the economy
[24:45] Trained talent and risk tolerance are the limiting factors to growth in this new economy.
Fri, 24 March 2017
Jason Hartman and one of his clients, Gary Pinkerton discuss an article from Vox.com called "27 Charts That Will Change How You Think About the American Economy". The reporter of the story notes that productivity, demographics, and inflation have all changed in the US economy in the past few years. The two looking into what it means for real estate investing if people continue working past social security mandated ages, what kinds of work opportunities are available to people, and how Americans spend thrift ways (combined with the lack of real wage growth) have left many unable to purchase a home.
[3:40] How Gary became a fan and follower of Jason
[5:57] Timothy Lee's article on Vox.com, "The 27 Charts that will change how you think about the American economy"
[10:07] The service industry provides a key indicator in regards to the American standard of living
[13:59] Labor force numbers have been on the decline since 2000
[16:30] The main areas of the country that are showing growth are urban
[21:05] Timothy shows inflation-adjusted home prices in chart #19
[26:18] Construction costs have not kept up with housing prices
[30:42] American retirement is no longer a set definition
Fri, 17 March 2017
Jason Hartman talks with Daren Blomquist, Senior VP at ATTOM Data Solutions and the Executive Editor of ATTOM’s award-winning Housing News Report. The two look into the impact our new President, Donald Trump, could have on real estate investing, how he might change the economy, and what sort of regulations (or lack thereof) that might impact our investing future.
[1:43] A Trump presidency's impact on real estate investors and our economy
[5:55] Lack of wage growth has caused affordability issues
[8:46] Housing bubbles tend to be created by lower interest rates
[11:33] Housing prices continue escalating while home ownership has dropped to a 50 year low
[15:43] What impact would repealing Dodd-Frank have?
[19:11] ATTOM’s Housing News Report article explains the phenomenon of big banks running away from the mortgage business
[20:16] October 2016 saw a continued increase in foreclosure activity
[24:29] The promised $1 trillion infrastructure investment will help real estate investors.
[25:36] Get the Housing News Report free for a year by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and mention "Creating Wealth"
Sat, 11 March 2017
AMA 163 - How Investment Opportunities in Real Estate Are Changing in Today's Financial Environment with Andrew Wright
Jason Hartman talks with Andrew Wright, CEO and Managing Partner at the commercial real estate firm Franklin Street. Andrew has been involved in over $1 billion in real estate and finance transactions, as well as more than $800 million in debt resolution since 2009.
Jason and Andrew discuss how commercial real estate has had to adjust to the changing social dynamics, and where you might best be investing your money today.
[1:20] What to expect from our first real estate president
[4:44] Retail centers have had to substantially change thanks to the internet
[8:16] Warehouse and delivery industries have seen a boon because of the internet bringing in things like same day shipping
[12:39] Andrew gives his opinion on how much more room we might have to grow
[16:48] Andrew dissects the current cap rate availability for commercial real estate
[18:53] The 1 investment Andrew loves today
Fri, 24 February 2017
Jason Hartman talks with Ed Martin, former President of The Eagle Forum and former Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party, about the conservative case for Donald Trump.
Jason and Ed discuss the vision they believe Trump has, the willingness to do what's right for America, how America can fix our trade issue, and the dangers of the establishment like the Clintons represent.
[1:45] Whether we need a conservative case for Trump when many of his former stances seem liberal
[4:32] Where Ed stands on free trade
[8:47] The difficulty of creating a level playing field between nations when discussing trade
[13:10] Why we need someone to come in and shake things up
[16:40] The Clintons as the status quo
Fri, 17 February 2017
James D. Kuhn is President of New York City’s Newmark Grubb Knight Frank commercial real estate advisory firm. James joined Jason Hartman to discuss the impending Trump presidency. They discussed everything from what it could mean for everything from real estate markets to the potential for inflation in the US. Without a political record to look back on, if Trump properly handles trade policies and corporate initiatives, he could spur job growth in struggling communities.
[2:03] Trump could have a serious impact on real estate
[6:12] Trump's trade policies will definitely create winners and losers
[11:19] James wholeheartedly believes the link between the lower and middle class benefiting from job growth is education.
[14:14] Online college should be accessible to all and cheap
[16:14] Real estate investors are having trouble finding value even before the election
[19:00] When will the Fed decide the US is ready to handle some inflation?
[20:42] Real estate is the last great investment opportunity
[23:09] Never forget, thou shall not gamble in real estate investing
Fri, 3 February 2017
Dan Millman has written 17 books, including his new book “The Four Purposes of Life”. He opens up about the special life calculator which uses numbers from your birth date to help illuminate your life path.
Dan is a former world champion athlete and martial arts instructor who, after a 20 year spiritual journey founded the Peaceful Warrior's Way. His work was even transformed into a feature film starring Nick Nolte, called "Peaceful Warrior".
[2:05] Dan's journey while writing The Four Purposes of Life
[4:09] What are the Four Purposes of Life?
[6:26] Expanding on Purpose #4 – Attend to the arising moment
[11:55] What impact increasing your quality of presence can have on your life
[13:35] Purpose #1 – being graceful while learning the lessons of life
[17:31] Purpose #2 – Your career and your calling aren't necessarily the same thing
[20:45] Purpose #3 – Discover life’s path
[25:25] The purpose of Dan's books
[26:05] 12 required courses in the school of life
[27:40] Dan's contact information
Fri, 27 January 2017
Jason Hartman was joined by Joel B. Pollak as they discussed his new book: See No Evil, 19 Hard Truths the Left Can't Handle. Joel is Senior Editor-at-Large and In-House Counsel at Breitbart News in Los Angeles, California, and also Editor of Breitbart California.
Before coming to work with Breitbart.com founder Andrew Breitbart, he ran for Congress as a Republican, Tea Party-backed candidate in his home state of Illinois. He was also a Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute, focusing on human rights and international law.
He holds law and bachelor's degrees from Harvard University, and a masters degree from the University of Cape Town. Joel has two other books: The Kasrils Affair: Jews and Minority Politics in Post-Apartheid South Africa (University of Cape Town Press, 2008), and Don't Tell Me Words Don't Matter: How Rhetoric Won the 2008 Presidential Election (Self-published, 2009).
He is a contributor to Canada's Sun News Network, and a frequent guest on Fox News and CNN.
[1:56] The liberal intolerance
[6:15] The monologue vs the dialogue media, and how it looks in regard to liberals and conservatives
[10:10] Why government funds any form of media
[13:35] How people refuse to talk about violence in movies, video games, and other liberal media
[18:00] The relabeling and redefining serious issues, and why words matter
[22:00] The debate about climate change, and how the left wants population control to protect resources, and why we should view people as the resource to solve the problem
Fri, 30 December 2016
AMA 158 - Breaking Ground: Chinese Investment in US Real Estate with Rosen Consulting Group's Arthur Margon
Jason Hartman talks with Arthur Margon, partner at Rosen Consulting, about Chinese investments in the United States, the state of real estate in the USA and more in this episode. Arthur recently co-authored a report with the Asia Society on the topic of Chinese Investment in U.S. Real Estate
Arthur is in charge of Rosen Consulting's New York office and has more than 20 years experience in real estate consulting and market analysis. He has developed securitization models, restructured bank loan portfolios, and served as an independent fiduciary in a major pension fund reorganization.
[1:20] What's happening with Chinese investors in USA real estate at the moment
[4:30] Whether the Chinese government wants to discourage investment abroad or not
[9:20] How bad the slowdown in China actually is
[12:50] How China's crackdown on corruption, and the change to a consumer economy has impacted both China and the rest of the world
[16:50] What the next 10 years look like for China as they try and do a number of things economically which no government has been able to pull off
[21:30] Why a war with China makes no sense for anyone, and what sort of thing would actually spark an incident
[24:10] Arthur's real estate forecast for the USA