There’s a European Housing Bubble Threatening to Burn Down U.S. Stocks

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I spent several years of my career in real estate, so I’ve seen a bubble or two. I’ve watched them inflate, I’ve stepped out of the way, and I’ve watched them explode into carnage.

It’s never pretty.

Right now, with so much attention on global growth, tariffs, tax reform, and the stock market, no one is really paying attention to a bubble – a dangerous one – forming up right now in Europe.

Why care about Europe?

Well, Europe matters to us – a lot. It matters because a steady flow of buy orders from European dealers, banks, and investors is required to keep U.S. stocks and bonds inflated. U.S. markets would collapse without European buying.

I’m going to show you some charts in a minute – some of the scariest charts I’ve seen since 2008, really.

And then, of course, I’m going to tell you exactly what kind of cash position you need to have to get through what I think is coming around the corner…

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Lee Adler

I’ve been publishing The Wall Street Examiner and its predecessor since October 2000. I also provide analysis and charts for David Stockman's Contra Corner which I developed for Mr. Stockman. I’ve had a wide variety of finance related jobs in the past 44 years, including a stint on Wall Street in both analytical and sales capacities. Prior to starting the Wall Street Examiner I worked as a commercial real estate appraiser in Florida for 15 years. I also worked in the residential mortgage and real estate businesses in parts of the 1970s and 80s. I have been charting stocks and markets and doing analytical work since I was a teenager. My perspective is not of the Ivory Tower. It is from having my boots on the ground and in the trenches of the industries that I analyze and write about today. 

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