Where would UK property prices be without QE & ZIRP?

In response to the 2008 global financial crisis the government in Britain slashed interest rates to 0.5%, a policy known as ZIRP (zero interest rate policy), and embarked on a £375 billion program of QE (quantitative easing). These measures arrested the fall in property prices, but the question is, where would UK property prices be without QE & ZIRP?

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The Big Picture: From banking crisis to sovereign debt crisis to currency crisis (diagram)

Last week’s article ‘The Big Picture: From banking crisis to sovereign debt crisis to currency crisis’, provides a brief outline of each of the macro forces and trends that are currently impacting the global economy and financial markets. Today’s article attempts to show these forces in visual form so that investors can begin to understand the interplay between them.

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How to profit from Osborne’s attempt to re-inflate Britain’s housing bubble

Property prices in Britain are already unaffordable for large numbers of people, particularly first-time buyers. However, with the launch of the Help to Buy scheme George Osborne is once again doing his best to re-inflate Britain’s house price bubble, and he may well succeed. The question is, how can investors profit from it?

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Keynesianism, inflation & euthanasia of the rentier: A survival guide

The Keynesian economic policies being pursued by finance ministers, central bankers and politicians around the world are designed to create inflation and destroy the wealth of investors. This article outlines the dangers and explores ways in which investors can protect themselves.

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The real price of UK property is already down 67% & it has much further to fall

In nominal terms they may only be down 12.8%, however adjusted for inflation (RPI) UK property prices are down 26.2%, and adjusted for the value of real money, i.e., gold, they are down a staggering 67.5%. And this article shows why UK property prices have much further to fall.

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Britain’s Coming Financial Collapse: Part II

Richard Martin believes that Britain is heading for a financial collapse and that “no country has ever recovered from the financial position Britain finds itself in today.” I spoke to Richard to find out more, and to find out what investors can do to protect themselves.

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The outcome will be inflation & investors need to prepare for it

Since the bursting of the global credit bubble, western governments have been fighting the process of deflation with unprecedented monetary policy. This has led to stalemate between the forces of inflation and deflation, however the ultimate outcome will be inflation and investors need to prepare for it.

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Fight the Inflation Boogeyman

Investors are concerned about inflation. But how can investors attempt to inflation-proof their portfolios? Buy TIPS? Short Treasury bonds? Stocks? Real Estate? Commodities? Gold? Currencies? Or should investors regard those warnings about inflation as fear mongering?

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