Archive for the ‘investing’ Tag

Don’t Believe The Hype   1 comment

The over-hyped DowLink:

Summary: The Planet Money team investigates the Dow Jones industrial average and its relevancy to both the stock market and the real economy, exposing its major flaws.

Original Air Date: March 25, 2015

Length: 18 minutes 15 seconds

A New Financial Innovation for the Housing Market   Leave a comment


Summary: Large investors have started buying houses–in the past few years, they have bought almost 200,000 new homes. The strategy was to buy low, and set the rent high. Interestingly enough, housing prices have appreciated, and rental prices have stayed the same, which results in not as big of a profit for the investors. This has created what they call rental-backed securities.

Original Air Date: October 13, 2014

Length: 2 minutes 52 seconds