Archive for the ‘supply and demand’ Tag

A New Financial Innovation for the Housing Market   Leave a comment

US-REAL ESTATE-SIGNLink: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/new-financial-innovation-housing-market

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

High Prices Aren’t Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter   Leave a comment

porkLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/08/26/343403757/high-prices-arent-scaring-consumers-away-from-the-meat-counter 

Summary: A discussion of the factors impacting supply and demand of pork. Includes consideration of behavior of retailers and consumers in respond to changes in the market.  Considers influences and impacts of related goods.

Original Air Date: August 26, 2014

Length: 4 minutes 22 seconds

Discussion Prompt: In this podcast, what factors are driving the increase in the price of meat?  How does this relate to supply/demand factors that we are studying? Can you give two specific examples of other factors of demand or supply that might impact the price of meat? For each example, name the ‘factor of demand/supply’ and give a specific example.

Follow-up Prompt: Review the posts of your peers, comment on the accuracy of their suggestions and try to add more examples and expand on their ideas.