Stock Market Predictions

Stock Market Predictions

Stock Market Turnaround for Real? Markets are down today after some dismal news from China, rising wages, rent prices and inflation, builder sentiment and more that shows the market fundamentals aren’t as great as frothy investors thought. As we near the fall season, a more sobering picture is clarifying itself. Even though consumer spending is…

BackYard Offices

BackYard Offices

Work from Home Offices a Popular Solution The pandemic accelerated a national business trend that was already running hot in 2019 — working from home. The reality of working and living at home, and getting work done isn’t so simple however and there is a need for solutions. The backyard office is one such development…

Sell your House Now

Sell your House Now

Be Smart, Sell your House Soon Whether a coming recession is avoided or not, the housing market has taken a downward trajectory. And while recently passed, big stimulus might get the economy rolling again, the Fed is expected to keep to it’s course of raising interest rates.  Rising mortgage rates will ensure fewer buyers will buy…

Housing Market Roundup!

Housing Market Roundup!

News Roundup for a wild Real Estate Market as we head toward 2023! The 2022 housing market rodeo isn’t over yet.  There’s a lot happening in US housing markets, and there’s plenty of uncertainty for homebuyers and home sellers, about where housing markets are heading in the next 12 months. It’s going to be a…

S&P Forecast

S&P Forecast

S&P 500 Forecast S&P is regarded as the “real stock market” by many investors and quite a few made a fortune (on paper) investing in S&P listed stocks. Are S&P stocks the best of breed? Or will find good picks on the Dow Jones, NASDAQ or Russell?  SMB’s look like they’re in trouble, along with…

Dow Jones Forecast

Dow Jones Forecast

Dow Forecast DJIA 2022 In an economic phase where commodity prices are rocketing, many investors will turn to the blue chip industrials and huge companies of the Dow Jones 30 index. These big companies can profit well in an inflationary environment and provide sustainable wealth protection. But the Dow Jones index just suffered a lengthy…

Oil Price Forecast

Oil Price Forecast

Oil Price and Gasoline Price Forecasts The biggest events that could drive oil prices very high haven’t happened yet.  The coming battle around Taiwan, which President Biden mentioned in his recent visit to South Korea. China’s communist leaders conducted threatening military exercises to show their anger about South Korea and Taiwan. If and when the…

Can Realtors Benefit from a Coming Price Crash?

Can Realtors Benefit from a Coming Price Crash?

Will Sellers Rush Online to Find a Realtor? Many Realtors are thinking there’s no way residential real estate can fail. Housing markets are too hot with wealthy buyers, high employment, strong banks, along with strong millennial buyer demand and very limited supply of housing. Yet the narrative seems to be changing despite the economic strength. …

Vancouver Housing Market

Vancouver Housing Market

Vancouver Housing Market Update and Forecast Vancouver has built its reputation as one of the most beautiful cities and locations in the world. The modernization of the city, incredible mountain vistas, moderate climate with a surprising amount of yearly sunny days, high tech center growth, tourism and neighboring mountain recreation areas makes this area a…

Real Estate Marketing

Real Estate Marketing

Real Estate Marketing Packages It’s a new home selling season and opportunities still abound in 2022.  The challenge of being seen and heard and then connecting is no easy matter however, which brings is to promotion and marketing. Realtors with a strong online presence will at least be able to reach buyers and sellers. Seller…

How to Fund a Winning Realty Marketing Strategy

How to Fund a Winning Realty Marketing Strategy

Winning Real Estate Marketing Strategy Organic real estate marketing and lead generation are the core or foundation of your sales success. While local advertising and word of mouth help your efforts, they’re not going to establish you as the top Realtor in your region. Admittedly, it takes confidence and the help of a good digital…

Housing Inventories in Florida Bottoming

Housing Inventories in Florida Bottoming

Florida Housing Supply Dries Up The Florida housing market remains one of the hottest housing markets in 2022 despite a continually diminished listings of Florida homes for sale. The lack of housing construction is a topic I’ve been writing about for years. It’s due to government policies (NIMBY) resistance to new housing development and it’s…

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today The Dow Jones, S&P, NASDAQ and the Russell 2000 all rocketed today.  The Dow Jones average has jumped over 1100 points in the last 2 day.  It’s a significant rally and investors appear to be excited and optimistic. The Omicron virus doesn’t appear to be that potent.  Biotech firms have created anti-body…

Bitcoin Price Crash

Bitcoin Price Crash

Bitcoin Price Outlook Bitcoin crashed suddenly and shockingly this weekend to $35,388, far below the big highs of last month. In some markets, it even it hit $28,000 so it appears cryptocurrency is in some hot water right now. However, for smart investors, this dumping is a buying the dip opportunity. The BTC crash including…

Buy Stocks on the Dip

Buy Stocks on the Dip

Investing Strategy: Buying the Dip Buying the dip is a tactic that’s deeply ingrained in the investor community mindset. From institutional fund managers to self-directed investors, the dip in prices is a great opportunity to buy stocks at bargain prices. Investors often overreact to negative news and trends, thus dumping their stock unwisely.  Stock volatility…

Stock Prediction Software

Stock Prediction Software

AI Stock Prediction What could be more exciting than having an AI-powered stock price forecasting tool that could seriously increase your ability to pick top gainer stocks? Yes, if an AI-based forecasting service could identify the best stocks reliably. If you’re a self-directed investor, AI prediction software might even up the advantage of hedge fund…

Toronto Condo Market Report – Update and Forecast

Toronto Condo Market Report – Update and Forecast

Toronto Condo Market The Toronto housing market continues to accelerate as the pandemic eases. Although the 416 area code sees growth last quarter and in September, it’s the 905 area code that is seeing big increases in condo prices. Toronto’s condominium market fared poorly during the pandemic as few wanted to risk high density living…

US Unemployment Rate

US Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate in the United States The Covid 19 pandemic interrupted a very positive reduction in the unemployment rate in the United states. 8 years of strong growth during the bull market stock market was crippled by the shutdowns. Now in late 2021, the economic recovery is beginning to deliver stronger job growth (4.8% unemployment…

Bitcoin Stocks

Bitcoin Stocks

List of Bitcoin Stocks Bitcoin is the investing world’s most speculative and volatile asset, a cryptocurrency not based on real, intrinsic value but rather solely by the hope of what it could be worth. Some investors are hoping to either buy Bitcoin outright and other investors perhaps wiser, to invest in companies that have exposure…

Calgary Real Estate Market Forecast

Calgary Real Estate Market Forecast

Calgary Housing Market and Update The residential real estate market across Calgary is similar to most housing markets including Toronto, Mississauga, Vancouver, Kelowna and Montreal.  Housing sales in the last 13 months, and in particular the first half of this year were up sharply. The question is whether sales and prices will continue rising or…

Will Home Prices Fall?

Will Home Prices Fall?

Will House and Condo Prices Fall? Hopeful home buyers are always asking, when will home prices drop throughout 2022 and into next year? Will we see house prices fall as frenzied buyers give up on their quest to find a house for sale? According to Redfin’s July 5th report, prices have dropped 2% in the…

Digital Marketing Audit

Digital Marketing Audit

Digital Marketing Audit for Small Business In all the years managing my own freelance business and while working with digital marketing agencies, I discovered that small business people are great at what they do. Unfortunately, they’re not experts in digital marketing which is a discipline exploding in complexity. That’s why a digital marketing assessment  is a…

Best Stock Picks

Best Stock Picks

Best Stocks to Buy Right Now Investors are being forced to pick stock winners and that is a tough task.  If you’ve been viewing the stock market news feed, you know some of the fund managers have been taking a beating, and are even gambling with some stocks that might not do well during the…

Canadian Housing Market

Canadian Housing Market

Canadian Real Estate Market Forecast Just like the US housing market, the real estate market in Canada showed remarkable strength in 2020. The Canadian benchmark price increased 8.5% last year, almost five times the rate of 1.8% in 2019. And forecasts for 2021 reflect a continued trend of high prices driven by low mortgage rates,…

Houses for Sale

Houses for Sale

Homes for Sale We’re into the summer house hunting season of 2021. This one is shaping up to be a good one, when compare it to last year. However, a lack of houses for sale is definitely making the home search a challenge. For buyer’s today, a good home search strategy is necessary. With home…

Housing Market Update – US Real Estate Report

Housing Market 2019 Outlook The Housing Market Predictions for 2019? The US economy is predicted to grow 3 to 5% (now 4.2%), and with house construction intact, and employment strong, and US wages rising, we’ll see more Americans buying a home. For many happy people, it will be their first home. As you’ll read below and in…

Chillout Lounge Music

Chillout Lounge Music

What is Chillout Lounge Music? The type of music known as “Chillout Lounge” is a genre of easy listening, house music characterized by a slower, relaxed beat, trance like rhythms and funky sounds. It has its roots going back more than 2 decades. Chillout describes a variety of subgenres EDM (electronic dance music), house, and…

Twitter Sues Elon Musk

Twitter Sues Elon Musk

Twitter Sues Elon Musk to Avoid Catastrophe Following on the heels of an embarrassing rejection from potential billionaire buyer Elon Musk (Tesla), the social media platform called Twitter is on very shaky ground. As it turns out, the ground under Elon Musk is beginning to quake too.  His company Tesla was doing well, yet with…