It’s worse than I suspected. Last week, I had the chance to fly around the Northern Virginia area in a helicopter. The number of subdivisions being built as far south as Richmond is astounding. I’ve been concerned about this bubble since 2014, and frankly I can’t believe just how big it’s gotten.
Zero percent interest rates have created a massive amount of malinvestment in the Washington, D.C. area. Cranes paint the nation’s capital, and they don’t stop there. Billions continue to be poured into the D.C. Metro line, which is being extended out to the Dulles Airport and beyond. These are the type of projects that are commenced through the vast misallocation of resources that only artificially low interest rates can provide.
It’s been a busy week in the financial world. The Fed raised interest rates, America hit it’s debt ceiling (again) and digital currencies seem more volatile than ever before. Luckily we had Eric Dubin on the show to help sort out some of the things going on in the marketplace.