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Tim Shaler is a professional investor and economist based in Southern California. He is a regular columnist for The Epoch Times, where he exclusively provides some of his original economic analysis.
Newsom’s Ban on Gas-Burning Cars Predictably May Have Unintended Consequences
Commentary On Sept. 23, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order directing the California Air Resources Board ...
September 24, 2020
Tight Supply in Southern California Housing Market as Buyers Seek More Space
Commentary According to The Orange County Housing Report published by Steven Thomas this week, the county market for ...
September 24, 2020
US Household Wealth at All-Time High
Commentary Even as a global pandemic is raging, American households, as a group, are the richest they have ...
September 23, 2020
Explaining Stock Market Volatility, a Sophisticated Tool Anyone Can Understand
Commentary There has been much discussion recently about the increase in U.S. stock market volatility. And this month ...
September 22, 2020
Not Seasonally Adjusted Humans Getting Back to Work
Commentary After quickly increasing to 21.8 million people the week of April 24 from 2 million people during ...
September 21, 2020
Great Health News May Ease One Driver of Super-Hot Residential Real Estate Demand
Commentary California’s “COVID-19 Statewide Update” indicates that the 14-day moving average of the rate of positive COVID-19 diagnostic ...
September 17, 2020
Assessment of Fed Meeting—Analysis You Can Use
Commentary Members of the Federal Reserve board and presidents of the Fed’s regional banks collectively let the world ...
September 16, 2020
Wednesday Is ‘Fed Day’
Commentary On Sept. 16, at 11:15 am PT/2:15 pm ET, the U.S. central bank is expected to make ...
September 15, 2020
29 Years of Seasonal Housing Data
Commentary Here we share our exclusive analysis of 30 years of monthly housing price data from the Federal ...
September 13, 2020
Data Point to Broken Pandemic-Affected Supply Chains, Rising Worker Confidence
Commentary Lumber prices went up almost 11 percent in August. Meanwhile, raw milk prices are also going up, ...
September 10, 2020
Rapid Orange County Housing Price Increases Fueled by Very Low Supply
Commentary So far in 2020, there have been 13 percent fewer homes listed for sale in Orange County, ...
September 9, 2020
‘The Markets’ Are Amazing
Commentary People who don’t know me often ask, “What do you think of the markets?” or “Should I ...
September 8, 2020
Vigilance for Inflation
Commentary The job of a responsible central bank is to maintain the value of the currency in such ...
September 4, 2020
The US Stock Market Matters to All Californians
Commentary California receives about half of its personal income tax revenue from people who sell assets and pay ...
September 2, 2020
How to Interpret This Week’s Economic News
Commentary There are many recent anecdotes about new stock market participants having fun, playing with their money, while ...
September 1, 2020
A Warning to Stock Trading Do-It-Yourselfers
Commentary The national financial press is running articles suggesting that the large increase in individuals playing in the ...
August 31, 2020
New Fed Policy Likely to Further Bolster California Housing Prices
Commentary The Federal Reserve officially changed its target for inflation on Aug. 27. Going forward, the U.S. central ...
August 27, 2020
Time to Give to Charity, Before CARES Tax Incentives End
Commentary As part of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, Congress created a number of ...
August 26, 2020
LA Area, San Diego Home Prices Rising Faster Than National Average, While San Francisco Lags
Commentary The prices of single-family homes in the Los Angeles–Long Beach–Anaheim metro area and also in San Diego ...
August 25, 2020
Price of Gold Belies Fear of Future Inflation; Fed Communication the Key
Commentary Recently, the price of gold, the price of U.S. Treasury bonds, and the S&P 500 index—which measures the ...
August 20, 2020
Mortgage Refinancing Is About to Get More Expensive
Commentary The cost of refinancing a mortgage is about to go up. Those considering refinancing their home mortgages ...
August 19, 2020
Let’s Help Students, Not Destroy the Real Estate Market
Commentary We’re likely to either hear many proposals meant to aid the working poor or read about such ...
August 18, 2020
North Korea Accuses South of Intrusion to Find Dead Official
The Associated Press
Disaster Declared After Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Tap Water in Texas City
LAPD Officer Attacked Inside Police Station: Officials
Some Breonna Taylor Protesters out Past Curfew, Fires Set
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Thousands March in Washington to Pray and Show Support for Trump
Trump Suggests Nominee Could Tip Supreme Court to Overturn Roe V. Wade
140 People Arrested During US Marshals’ ‘Operation Snake Eyes’ in Arizona
Republican Jews Call on Biden to Apologize for Nazi Comment
Woman Charged With Attempted Murder After Driving Through Crowd of Trump Supporters
Confirmation Hearings for Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Start Oct. 12