Sat, 22 December 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Steven Landsburg, Professor of Economics at Rochester and author of Can You Outsmart an Economist, about the big economic questions of the day. Steven explains why central planning will never work, the "Economic Berlin Wall" Jason proposes, and why more sex is safer sex (and how that applies to economics).
[5:25] It's virtually impossible for central planners to get economic issues right
[9:55] How minimum wage is taken care of by the Earned Income Tax Credit
[13:14] The "Economic Berlin Wall" in today's society
[22:55] Using economics when considering the world's population
Fri, 14 December 2018
In this off topic 10th show, Jason Hartman talks with Jeffrey Gitomer, New York Times Best Selling Author of The Little Red Book of Selling and Truthful Living: The First Writings of Napoleon Hill, about some of the great mentors that the two have had in their lives which include Napoleon Hill and Earl Nightingale. They look at what history can teach us, the right way to approach sales, and the challenges we have to face to do the right thing in today's world.
[5:56] The challenge to do the right thing in our society has never been at a higher level than it is today
[10:38] The 5 point rule
[15:59] The 7 Success Rules
[19:53] If you have the right service and attitude heart, sales will be easy
[26:06] If you want to learn something new, read a book that's 60 years old
Fri, 23 November 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Venture Alliance member Mike Zlotnik about cap rates in today's interest rate environment. Mike explains what happens to cap rates (and commercial real estate investing as a whole) when interest rates start rising. After years of artificially low interest rates, we're starting to see rates finally rise, so strap in and learn how to navigate the waters and get some real life numbers of the true impact.
[1:52] We are definitely in the period of abnormally low interest rates, and the Fed is raising them at a pretty rapid pace
[5:03] We've been spoiled by artificially low interest rates
[7:52] The inverse relationship between cap rates and prices
[12:28] A real life example of the impact of higher interest rates
[16:27] We live in a world where the Federal Reserve and the Treasury don't have to make sense
[21:43] Can the US government afford high interest rates?
[25:59] Why are rates going higher?
[28:58] How to prepare for higher rates
Fri, 16 November 2018
Jason Hartman plays some of his segment from the latest Cash Flow Wealth Summit where he talks about the 6 ways the US government can solve their $220 trillion obligation and which one we can take the most advantage of as investors.
[2:57] The difference between money and currency
[5:50] The 3 basic economic maladies
[8:01] The entitlement society isn't going to change, so align your interests
[9:45] We must understand the motivations of governments and central banks
[11:43] The 6 ways the government can deal with the looming entitlement bill
[19:23] The most likely solution the government will choose
[23:02] Inflation is the most powerful method of wealth redistribution from lenders to borrowers, old to young
Mon, 12 November 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Ross Baird, President at Village Capital Group and author of The Innovation Blind Spot, about where all the startup money is going these days. Venture capital is flowing to tech and everyone's trying to hit a home run, not a bunch of singles. Ross discusses the danger of our current "winner take all" mentality, some options for what to do with the big companies like Google and Facebook, and why sometimes looking in your back yard for an investment is the way to go.
[2:48] Where is all the startup money going?
[5:57] Most people in positions of power and influence are unintentionally leaving out entire swaths of the population
[8:47] We're living in a "winner take all" type society right now
[11:18] The 3 options for what needs to happen to these big public companies
[15:04] You don't always have to look for the next big thing, sometimes you just have to look at what's going on right around your home town
[19:06] Everyone goes for location in real estate, but the better yield is in the non-trophy property
Fri, 2 November 2018
Jason Hartman takes today's episode to look at inflation, the trade war, and how the economy lags behind things like these. To help him with that dissection he brings in one of the new additions to his team, in house economist Thomas. Thomas helps Jason decipher his charts that show how the home sales change along with inflation and mortgage rates. All of these things add up to important tools you can use as you prepare your portfolio for the next recession we all know is going to show up sooner rather than later.
[1:40] What you see when you compare the 30 year mortgage rate to existing home sales
[6:02] Inflation has been announced as mild recently, but how does it impact the economy and attitudes in general?
[7:37] What does the trade war mean for inflation?
Fri, 26 October 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist at Windermere Real Estate. The two discuss what's going on in the macro US economy, what's going on with home inventory levels, some of the easiest ways to lower home prices, and the Millennial's (mostly futile) quest to save up for a down payment and more.
[1:34] What's Matthew's take on what's going on in the macroeconomy
[4:22] What's going on with new home development? Will there be any break in inventory shortgage?
[8:35] The easiest way to lower home costs and ease the inventory crisis is by easing regulatory burdens
[12:10] Millenials are having a hard time saving up for a down payment and are asking for a loan from the bank of Mom & Dad
[14:56] Milennials want to live in the "exurbs" in townhomes, but home prices are pushing them out further
[17:21] It's taking a credit score of 740 to get a mortgage loan these days, but even if more people become eligible there's no inventory
[20:32] Factors that could trigger the next business cycle recession and what the next recession might look like
[24:50] Who are the "Boomerang Buyers" and how might they impact the single family rental rate growth?
Fri, 19 October 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Bill Janeway, an active venture capitalist, director of Magnet Systems and O'Reilly Media, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cambridge in America, and author of the recently revised and updated book Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy. The two discuss the 3 player game and the government's role on both the supply and demand side of the market, the digital revolution and the coming green revolution.
[1:27] How the thesis of the 3 player game came about
[5:24] There are markets that need government pushing the supply side of things for driving innovation, but sometimes the government even needs to be on the demand side, adding income to support the economy
[9:17] If the government hadn't jumped in on the demand side in the 2009 recession history has shown us what would have happened
[11:21] Wherever there's a market for assets there will be bubbles
[17:05] Why the digital revolution made Bill extend his book
[24:05] We've got a new challenge, a new technological revolution, which is the need for a new, green revolution
Fri, 12 October 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Ben Way, CEO of Digits, about how the future is going to look in the first part of their interview. The two start off discussing how Digits is going about turning regular credit cards into Cryptocards that allow you to spend your cryptocurrency but also hedge that purchase for a year. Then the two discuss the changes that automation is going to bring to our society, from dating to working, to risk aversion. Information is more available than ever before, is that actually holding us back?.
[1:17] How Digits converts your existing credit cards into crypto cards and gives you up to a 1 year hedge on your currency
[4:33] How the 1 year hedge is made possible
[8:47] Every innovation leads people to fear that everyone was going to lose their job and be displaced, but it's never really happened. Is this time different?
[12:19] What people forget about automation
[16:22] How do the logistics and hard drives of robots work?
[19:33] The plethora of information is making kids more risk averse
[23:15] The two things we get wrong when it comes to education
Fri, 28 September 2018
Today's 10th episode features Jason Hartman talking with Mike Starks about the state of America's health and how most of it can be solved with our eating habits. The two discuss the dangers of sugar, the importance of sleep, and the most important aspects of a diet that don't involve exactly what you're eating.
[4:12] America is the most nutritionally educated culture in the world, yet we're the most obese due to getting it wrong 40 years ago
[6:34] When fat is taken out of food, sugar is added in its place
[10:15] If you eat right and get good sleep you're 90% of the way to health, even without exercise
[13:39] If eating right isn't easy and taste good, you're not going to stick with it
[18:02] What's the solution to America's health problem?
[22:33] What the subscription plan entails
[26:45] Keep it simple so it become consistent