Monthly Archives: December 2009

Investing in Deflating Income Producing Assets

Until now, we’ve been exploring what’s been happening in our economy since the financial crisis began. To summarize, we are currently in a deflationary cascade brought about by a financial panic that started when credit markets around the world realized … Continue reading

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Small Business in Deflation

While homes were one of the first classes of property to enter deflation, Small Businesses and Commercial Real Estate are now deflating as well. And for many of the same reasons: people’s expectations of future value have gone down, there’s … Continue reading

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Personal Experience of Deflation

As mentioned previously, the transition from inflation to deflation often occurs in an instance. It’s the moment of panic when people, acting in herd-like concert, realize that their prior beliefs about a market are no longer valid. This is what … Continue reading

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Tipping Points and Panics

So far, we’ve covered deflation and how, unlike inflation, it occurs in spurts. We went on to see that deflation recurs in cycles throughout history, and explored some of the characteristics these cycles share. Finally, we recognized that the transition … Continue reading

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