Threats of Trade Wars Creating Instability
With tariffs threatened and then withdrawn, the stock market is in a holding pattern with no predictable end in sight. This uncertainty is likely to continue until a definite course of action has been set by the administration and concerns die down among investors about the impact of these tariffs on their stock acquisitions and portfolios.
The Fed Continuing to Serve as the Voice of Reason
Thanks to the careful steering of Fed Chairman Jerome Powell at the beginning of 2019, the market has largely recovered from its erratic performance toward the end of 2018. Maintaining steady interest rates and taking a conservative approach to market adjustments has created greater confidence among investors in the stock market. The Fed has even signaled that it might be open to a rate cut if the current signs of an impending recession continue to create anxiety among investors.
- Parcels and areas zoned for cannabis-related businesses are increasing in value more quickly than the general market and are in high demand among investors.
- Industrial space is also increasing in value, especially when compared with the decline of retail properties and the mid-range performance of multi-family rental properties along the West Coast.
Obtaining the funding needed to get in on these investment opportunities is critical to achieving the highest profitability for your CRE portfolio.