Now comes a report from the Financial Times that tells us the nation’s No. 1 industry — homebuilding — has been backing up for a quarter of a century.
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Dodd Frank had to go; the real estate cycle demanded it. This is history simply repeating before your eyes.
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Wesfarmers continues its downward trend this week with more bad news. Morgan Stanley reported that Wesfarmers’ Kmart and Target stores are likely to suffer when Amazon launches in Australia, noting that Australian department stores are more at risk than specialised retailers.
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Six passengers per square metre? Bring on the Oshiya! And perhaps Japan’s 500–600% real estate explosion of the 80s will play out here as well before the property bubble final bursts.
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But eventually, the wheel will turn. In a bear market, investors will exit passive funds rather than ride out losses. And, once active fund managers start beating the index again, this money flow could turn back in their favour.
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