Author: Wolf Richter

How Spain Became a Squatter’s Paradise

How Spain Became a Squatter’s Paradise For many, squatting is a desperate last resort. For others, it’s a lifestyle choice or political statement. Barcelona, ground zero of the phenomenon, attracts squatters from all over Europe. By Nick Corbishley, for WOLF STREET: Since...

Have You Noticed How Push-Back Against Powell-Fed’s Actions Is Getting Louder in the Mainstream Media, from NPR to CNBC?

Have You Noticed How Push-Back Against Powell-Fed’s Actions Is Getting Louder in the Mainstream Media, from NPR to CNBC? Still a lot of fawning coverage, but big dissenters are now given prominent spots, and loaded questions are used to politely...

Used-Vehicle Market Digs Out from Supply-and-Demand Chaos that Caused Enormous Distortions in Wholesale Prices

Used-Vehicle Market Digs Out from Supply-and-Demand Chaos that Caused Enormous Distortions in Wholesale Prices After spiking for months, used-vehicle wholesale prices turned south in late August, wholesale volume plunged again. By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET. Used vehicle wholesale prices jumped 3.6% in...

“Prolonged Period of Risk to Institutional and Retail Investors of Further – Possibly Significant – Market Corrections”

“Prolonged Period of Risk to Institutional and Retail Investors of Further – Possibly Significant – Market Corrections” European Market Regulator flags big issues, including the “decoupling of financial market performance and underlying economic activity.” By Nick Corbishley, for WOLF STREET: The European...

Landlords, Please Chime in: After CDC Eviction Moratorium & State Eviction Bans, How Big is Nonpayment of Rent, amid Sharply Conflicting Household Surveys & Landlord Data

Landlords, Please Chime in: After CDC Eviction Moratorium & State Eviction Bans, How Big is Nonpayment of Rent, amid Sharply Conflicting Household Surveys & Landlord Data Small and large landlords, please share your experience in the comments so we can...

Rents Plunge in San Francisco, New York. Other Expensive Cities, College Towns, Texas Oil Patch also Hit. Incentives Surge. But in 18 Cities: Double-Digit YoY Rent Increases

Rents Plunge in San Francisco, New York. Other Expensive Cities, College Towns, Texas Oil Patch also Hit. Incentives Surge. But in 18 Cities: Double-Digit YoY Rent Increases Big shifts underway — work-from-anywhere, unemployment crisis, oil bust, people searching for a...

€22Bn Hedge Fund H2O, Majority-Owned by Natixis, Ordered to Freeze Funds. Fishy Smells Emanate

€22Bn Hedge Fund H2O, Majority-Owned by Natixis, Ordered to Freeze Funds. Fishy Smells Emanate “Valuation uncertainties.” And the trail of the Windhorst bonds. By Nick Corbishley, for WOLF STREET: H2O Asset Management — a UK-based hedge fund, majority-owned by French investment bank...