UK Housing: The nature of UK home ownership has changed dramatically in the past decade....That reflects two key related factors: i) the expensiveness of...

Chris Watling

Longview Economics

UK Housing: The nature of UK home ownership has changed dramatically in the past decade....That reflects two key related factors: i) the expensiveness of housing for low and middle income earners - and the resultant much reduced participation in the market by those income groups...; ii) the rise of property as an investment class in its own right and the ongoing rise of the private landlord market. As highlighted by Kindelberger, most bubbles share 3 common characteristics: i) cheap money and considerable indebtedness; ii) an expensive valuation; and iii) a convincing narrative. Property has all 3. .... My strong suspicion is something very similar could be spoken about Australian housing - more on that in the next fortnight. UK overview on attached video... (VIEW LINK)


Chris Watling
CEO & Chief Market Strategist
Longview Economics

Longview Economics, founded in 2003 by Chris Watling, is an independent research house based in London, providing three distinct yet interrelated groups of research products: Short and medium term market timing; Long term global asset allocation...

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