Day: August 31, 2021

Housing: Driver of Average Wealth

[…] As I’ve often quoted in our conversations with investors lately, Buffett said in the 1998 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting that to beat Bobby Fisher you have to play him in any game but chess. To beat the S&P 500 or bonds looking out over 10 years, we believe housing provides our investors a game to succeed. Housing drives average wealth. We theorize that home equity as a percentage of total net worth will go to higher highs than we have ever seen in the data. All this will be driven by the supply shortage and the demographic bump of millennials succeeding. Wall Street gets no such bump.

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