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November 30, 2022 | The Battle for Investment Survival

Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell is a real estate analyst and economist. He's been publishing The Campbell Real Estate Timing Letter since 2002. His book (Timing the Real Estate Market) presents a clearly defined method for predicting the peaks and valleys of real estate cycles.

“It takes five years to learn how to make money … and twenty-five to learn how not to lose it.”  – Nassim Taleb

Whether a person realizes it or not, any body who earns more more than he spends is automatically an investor.

The objective of investment is basically to store once’s excess purchasing power for future use – regardless how the money is put to use.  

Due to inflation, a dollar today is not worth a dollar tomorrow. 

That means you need to get a high enough return on the money you save today to make up for its loss of purchasing power over time.

I want to emphasize this because there are usually inflation-adjusted profits from real estate investments during times when prices are rising – and there are losses when housing prices are falling.

What makes a good real estate investor?

Successful real estate investment is therefore using your capital in such a way that its spending power is not only preserved but increased over time – in the form of cash flow or capital gains or both.

 Ladies and gents, there is no finish line. 

That’s why successful real estate investment is – and will always be – a never-ending battle for investment survival.



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