Historic Times

A close friend in real estate recently shared what he’s seeing: record low home inventory and rapidly increasing prices. Many factors that I won’t get into are contributing to this. He asked me what I’m seeing with early-stage startups. I told him valuations (prices) are increasing, many new companies are being formed, and there’s lots of investment capital. Again, lots of contributing factors.

The pandemic is still causing a great deal of pain. At the same time, multiple asset classes (real estate, stock market, etc.) are experiencing record highs. We had a lengthy discussion and came to a conclusion. We have no idea what direction everything is going in, but we’re probably witnessing a historic time in our economy and the opportunity of a lifetime (for some).

I’m curious to see where things go and will be watching closely. I won’t get the chance to observe historic change every year.